Does a particular song take you back to a certain time and place? More than 100 celebrities were asked what songs bring back special memories. * Film star Joan Collins The Way You Look Tonight reminds her of the first dance at her wedding to Percy Gibson. * TV presenter Richard Madeley remembers playing guitar at the local folk club when he hears American Pie by Don McLean. * Pavarotti's rendition of Nessun Dorma sets off memories of the 1990 World Cup for Gary Lineker * Joanna Lumley thinks of her childhood in the Far East whenever she hears Nat King Cole singing Stardust. Music is one of the most evocative forces on earth. A whole cascade of memories can be brought on by a single tune. They Can't Take That Away From Me is a musical memory tour with the stars to a place where it is yesterday once more.
For the past twenty years Jackie McGregor has been a carer to both parents who have suffered with Alzheimer's disease. She was inspired to create the book when she saw the effect that music had on her ailing father, listening to the old wartime band songs brought him alive again as he relived his courting days. Jackie is a newspaper columnist, journalist and poet. She has been a copywriter of greeting card verse for a number of years and was formerly a cinema reviewer for The Mirror newspaper. Jackie lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland with her husband Steven and their four year old son. This is her first book.