Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Cultural Icon Watch

The Dead Sea Scrolls are the archetypal chance manuscript find:
Life of Blues legend Dixie in his own words

Feb 28 2005

By David Prentice, Liverpool Echo

TOMORROW is the 25th anniversary of Dixie Dean's death.


'Dixie Dean Uncut - The Greatest Story Ever Told', is a new book launched tomorrow, containing the most in-depth, meticulous interview Dean ever gave.

First published in the summer of 1970, the original transcript of the interviews was believed to have been lost forever.


Then former Echo Sports Editor Ken Rogers, now the Executive Editor of Trinity Sports Media, was researching the Echo archives fora book project last year, when he discovered the original manuscript - perfectly preserved.

"It was like finding the dead sea scrolls," he enthused.