Who's The Daddy?: The Life and Times of Shirley Crabtree (Hardback)Ryan Danes (author)
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 01/08/2013
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As wrestling superstar 'Big Daddy', Shirley Crabtree became a larger-than-life national icon in the 1970s, even if the fights themselves were a bit dodgy. These were the halcyon days of televised wrestling in Britain, an innocent age when men in leotards were still allowed out in public - and surely there was no way the wrestling was fixed? Touching 55 when fame finally arrived, the 'People's Champion' was never allowed to be beaten, which angered some; but Daddy put most bums on seats. At the height of his popularity, he appeared in comics and on records; his 1981 Wembley contest against Giant Haystacks attracted a TV audience of 18 million. However, it wasn't all glittery capes and national anthems: when the lights went down, Shirley's life was tinged with tragedy. Only those closest to Big Daddy saw him struggle on in the ring after a stroke to the age of 63.
Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 28 mm
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