The long-awaited Jeff Duff autobiography has been published — released in May 2016.
Crafted by Duff over many years, gloriously published by Melbourne Books, the work has a provocative promise as its title: “This will explain everything“, being a 248 page tome, hard cover printed on gold foil, beginning with a Foreword by Molly Meldrum. Here are some excerpts from Australia’s mainman of the popular music industry:
Unique is an over-used word in showbiz. But Jeff Duff is unique. …
Flamboyant, eccentric, cheeky, charming …
Jeff Duff is one of the greatest entertainers Australia has produced. —Molly Meldrum
Order here from: melbournebooks.com.au.
Promo on Channel 7’s Daily Edition:
Promo on Channel 10
Excerpt of the ABC Radio National interview of Jeff Duff with Wendy Harmer ahead of the Sydney launch:
Interview with Duff re the book on Maynard’s webcast here.
Performing Young Americans at the Basement (Sydney) launch of the book, Tues May 31:
Interview by Jeff Jenkins at the Flying Saucer Club (Melbourne) launch of the book, Sunday June 5:
Performing Easy Street at the Flying Saucer Club (Melbourne) launch of the book, Sunday June 5:
And listen to Lazarus from the same gig:
Pic of Duff at the Flying Saucer (Melbourne) launch of the book, Sun 5 June:
QUESTION: What was one of the earlier proposed titles for Duff’s autobiography (according to his blog of some years ago)?
The Naked Singer
The Disappearing Boy
I am a Genius
They said he was a fragile spaceman
Bashed, Banned but Unbewildered
More Duff quiz questions here.
FACT: It’s been a longtime coming. Already in 2004, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Duff was "putting the finishing touches to an autobiography that will be published next year". See the SMH article here.
From the launch of This will explain everything at Better Read Than Dead 265 King Street Newtown, NSW · Sun 19 June 2:00 p.m.:
— Better Read Books (@BRTDbookshop) June 19, 2016