Bob Harris BiographyBOB HARRIS AT 70, Organising his first Festival and releasing his first Sessions Album.
Bob Harris has been at the heart of the UK music scene for the best part of fifty years. His infectious enthusiasm for music has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most trusted and influential broadcasters of his generation.
Few people have taken as many bands into the mainstream consciousness as Bob Harris, from his ground breaking work in the 1970's on BBC Radio 1 and the legendary 'Old Grey Whistle Test' TV shows to his current programmes 'Bob Harris Country' and 'Bob Harris Sunday' on BBC Radio 2.
In 2011 Bob received an OBE from Princess Anne at Windsor Castle for his 'services to music broadcasting'. And in 2015 he published the second edition of his autobiography 'Still Whispering After All These Years' which spent more than two months at the top of the Amazon Music Book Chart. He describes himself as a Journalist who can Broadcast and was a founder of TimeOut.
Much like his musical heroes, Bob's personal life has had somewhat of a rock 'n' roll vibe: he has been married three times, gone bankrupt, fought cancer, weathered a very public spat with a fellow DJ and has had to revamp his career four times.
Bob's depth of understanding of country music and its origins and influences is immense and ability to discover new talent has seen him become an international and national treasure.
"I've been doing the country show for 15 years, and in the whole of that time I've never known things to be as exciting as they are today. Country is now appealing to a completely new young generation."