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Bedsit Disco Queen How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star by Tracey Thorn
  

Bedsit Disco Queen How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star

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Praised for her writing, insight and for telling the unvarnished truth about the music business, Tracey Thorn’s autobiography comes to paperback. As half of Everything but the Girl and in previous musical incarnations she’s spent 30 years as a singer – often a bestselling one. Her clear-eyed view of the ups and downs of her profession gives the reader unique insight into what a life in music can be like, a lot of highs and just as many lows. You don’t have to be a fan to enjoy this book, if you want to know what being a Pop Star means there’s no better book.

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Bedsit Disco Queen How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star by Tracey Thorn

I was only sixteen when I bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records. Then, for eighteen years, between 1982 and 2000, I was one half of the group Everything But the Girl. In that time, we released nine albums and sold nine million records. We went on countless tours, had hit singles and flop singles, were reviewed and interviewed to within an inch of our lives. I've been in the charts, out of them, back in. I've seen myself described as an indie darling, a middle-of-the-road nobody and a disco diva. I haven't always fitted in, you see, and that's made me face up to the realities of a pop career - there are thrills and wonders to be experienced, yes, but also moments of doubt, mistakes, violent lifestyle changes from luxury to squalor and back again, sometimes within minutes.

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Thorn's literary voice is as cheekily offbeat as her singing voice is rich and mellifluous. --Time.com


About the Author

Tracey Thorn was singer and songwriter with Everything But the Girl from 1982-2000. At that point she semi-retired from the music business to bring up her children. She has since recorded three solo albums, Out of the Woods, Love and Its Opposite, and Tinsel and Lights. She lives in London with her husband Ben Watt and their three children.

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Publication date

16th January 2014

Author

Tracey Thorn

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www.traceythorn.com/

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Publisher

Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Rock & Pop music
Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups

ISBN

9781844088683

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