Terry Denby was born in West Ham, London in 1947. After leaving school with no qualifications he became interested in music and began playing the guitar, eventually with bands in some of London's best known hotels. He later acquired an Honours degree and worked as a teacher at a school in East London. He now lives in France with his wife and daughter. This is Terry's first book - an amazing story of survival in the East End of London in the 1950s.