Nick Heyward, 56, is the former lead singer and songwriter of the New Wave band Haircut One Hundred. The group had four Top 10 hits in Britain between 1981 and 1982, and their debut album, Pelican West, reached No 2 in the UK album charts. In 1982 Heyward was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for the single Love Plus One in the Most Performed Song category, but left the band that same year citing creative differences. He then embarked on a solo career and enjoyed three Top 20 hits.
I had an unlikely start in showbusiness. I grew up in Edmonton, north London, where my father ran a garage business alongside our house, working all hours to support our family of five.We weren't destitute, but money didn't come easily. My parents were devout Salvationists, and at meetings my father would play the euphonium and cornet, while my mother, the star vocalist, would sing wonderful hymns. Both my parents were ambitious for me and I was devoted to them.
Hunter Davies, 81, is a journalist and author, perhaps best known for writing the only authorised biography of The Beatles. An avid collector and football fan, he was appointed an OBE in 2014 for services to literature. He lives near Hampstead Heath, London, in the house he shared with his wife, the writer Margaret Forster, who died last year. He has three children and four grandchildren. We had no money in our family.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".