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Bedsit Disco Queen

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Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star , Tracey Thorn, book reviewTracey Thorn’s Bedsit Disco Queen (Subtitled: How I Grew up and Tried to be a Pop Star) is as much an analysis of the fickle and ever changing face of pop music from the 1970s onwards, as it is the author’s own honest, and often moving account, of her life first as a founding member of a vaguely successful but hugely influential all girl indie band, and then, with her partner Ben Watt, one half of the band Everything But the Girl.

Although the pair had met some months before on the London music scene – both by this time were already enjoying minor success and critical acclaim – the couple got together musically and romantically in their first year at Hull University where, completely coincidentally, both were reading English literature.


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