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Wreckless Eric In September

See Wreckless Eric at The Bedford in Balham on 10th September 2024 as part of an all-day festival.
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See Wreckless Eric at The Bedford in Balham on 10th September 2024 as part of an all-day festival. Tickets including booking fee are £36.30.


Wreckless Eric on Wreckless Eric

“I’m quite old these days. I didn’t plan it but time kept marching along and it just sort of happened. I was born in Newhaven in South East England in 1954. It’s a long time ago now, though it sometimes seems to me like only the day before yesterday – coal fires, steam trains, wet grey flannel, the BBC Home Service, very few street lights, and everyone tucked up in bed by 10pm.”
“In the 1970s I made records for Stiff Records. I was quite shy and socially dysfunctional. I was given the name Wreckless Eric to hide behind. I got stuck with it. My real name is Eric Goulden.
You can call me Eric.”

https://www.wrecklesseric.com

The Whole Wide World

His famous hit, Whole Wide World” on Stiff Records was included in Mojo magazine’s list of the best punk rock singles of all time.

In 1985, he released A Roomful of Monkeys with the Captains of Industry including two Blockheads, Norman Watt-Roy and Mick Gallagher.

Eric contributed his version of “Clevor Trever” (sic) to the Ian Dury tribute album Brand New Boots and Panties released in 2001

In the 2006 film Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell, Ferrell sings “Whole Wide World” while playing the guitar, until the original Wreckless Eric version takes over.

Wreckless Eric in Sounds

3.2 Million Views and Counting

3.2 million views on YouTube and counting for Whole Wide World might explain why people are already buying tickets for Eric in London this September.

 

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