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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Michael Bublé - son of a fisherman.


Canadian born singer/songwriter Michael Bublé wanted to be a professional ice hockey player as a youngster - that is when he wasn't working on his father's salmon boat.  From the age of 14, Bublé spent six years working during the summer as a commercial fisherman with his father and crewmates. Bublé described his work experience as "The most deadly physical work I'll ever know in my lifetime. We’d be gone for two, sometimes three months at a time and the experience of living and working among guys over twice my age taught me a lot about responsibility and what it means to be a man."

This audio extract describes just one of the more painful experiences he learned from!  Listen here for the full Desert Island Discs programme.