Book review: It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Zing!

An interesting and amusing read from the fringes of showbusiness, Colin Copperfield’s memoir sizzles with tales of cruise ships, lucrative TV commercials, a couple of Royal Commands, a handful of stage musicals, and more than twenty years as a member of the Wall Street Crash.

Watching the latter now, thanks to the nostalgic pull of YouTube, it is clear that Copperfield soon settled into the role of ‘class clown’, with a boisterous personality and sense of fun.

His book has the same feel – he’s enjoyed his brush with fame and made the most of it. Each page exudes a sense of ‘I can’t quite believe my luck’ which is refreshing when many celebrity memoirs ooze entitled arrogance.

Mr Copperfield is a chatty confidant, a self-deprecating observer who nevertheless has obvious and justified pride in his achievements. I found myself racing through the book, laughing at all the stories.

This book would make a great stocking-filler or birthday present for those who can remember or appreciate the heady days of variety, of which Wall Street Crash were a part.

Told with a definite tongue-in-cheek approach, and with clear affection, Copperfield”s tale is that of ‘short Cockney made good’, and it is a fabulous read from cover to cover.

You can purchase It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Zing by Colin Copperfield now. It will certainly entertain you with its scattergun and saucy tales, placing you directly in the moment!

For more on the Wall Street Crash, check their website.

For Colin’s legendary Tunes commercial, go here.