30 May 2020

Pete Paphides: playing favourites

From Saturday Morning, 11:05 am on 30 May 2020
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British journalist, author and music lover Pete Paphides' new book Broken Greek is a memoir of his childhood and the important role music played in it.

Paphides' parents arrived broke in Birmingham in the 1960s from their native Cyprus in the hope of a better life.

The family fish and chip shops were where Pete learned about pop music, being a bloke, Britishness, and belonging.

Now married to journalist Caitlin Moran, he shares some musical favourites with us, including songs by ABBA, The Police, and The Rubettes.

Pete Paphides

Pete Paphides Photo: supplied / Rachael Bird