About A Girl

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.

Episode Date
Sharon Osbourne: Ozzy, Sabbath, and the Al Capone of Pop
2350

Before she was a lightning rod television personality, Sharon Osbourne was a savvy music business operator under the tutelage of her maniacal father, the “Al Capone of Pop,” Don Arden. Together, Sharon and Ozzy just barely escaped his poisonous grasp, but that was only part of what she would have to survive.

Sources:

Extreme by Sharon Osbourne

I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne

Iron Man by Tony Iommi

Mick Wall Interview

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Nov 23, 2022
Claudia Lennear: Bowie, "Brown Sugar," and Black Womanhood in Rock and Roll
2063

Claudia Lennear’s affair with Mick Jagger led to her dubious distinction as an inspiration for the Rolling Stones’ classic “Brown Sugar,” but her incredible adventures in the music world reveal a much deeper story, including a long-lasting connection to David Bowie.

SOURCES:

‘Faithfull’ by Marianne Faithfull

‘20 Feet From Stardom’ dir. Morgan Neville

‘Black Diamond Queens’ by Maureen Mahon

‘Rock and Roll Woman’ by Katherine Orloff

https://www.dailybulletin.com/2016/02/06/david-bowies-lady-grinning-soul-claudia-lennear-of-pomona-remembers-her-friend/

https://www.messynessychic.com/2019/09/17/muse-du-jour-david-bowies-real-lady-grinning-soul/

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/rolling-stones-brown-sugar-inspiration/

https://www.spin.com/2021/11/claudia-lennear-rolling-stones-brown-sugar/

https://www.popmatters.com/claudia-lennear-interview-2495747896.html

https://www.popmatters.com/claudia-lennear-interview-2495747896.html

https://www.rocksoffmag.com/claudia-lennear-the-soul-singer-youve-probably-never-heard-of/

‘Fillmore East’ by Frank Mastropolo

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/467453/Mick-Jagger-ex-Claudia-Lennear-interview

https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/the-irish-mail-on-sunday/20160124/283085593199298

http://claudialennear.com/disco.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8gnqZfWO2A&t=246s

https://archive.org/details/rocknrollwoman00orlo/page/86/mode/2up?view=theater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2aVBMhCPmg

https://www.45cat.com/record/nc813884us

https://www.discogs.com/release/1522702-Various-Shelter-Skelter

https://www.dailynews.com/2021/11/04/claudia-lennear-talks-about-joe-cocker-rolling-stones-at-claremont-event/

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/inside-tedeschi-trucks-bands-all-star-joe-cocker-tribute-concert-168931/

https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/10/15/the-rolling-stones-celebrate-the-late-charlie-watts-at-first-sofi-stadium-concert/

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Nov 16, 2022
Introducing About A Girl Season 4 (Trailer)
111

About A Girl returns November 16th for a fourth season! Host Nikki Lynette brings to life 12 new stories of heartbreak and hope, detailing the lives of extraordinary women who have each played unique roles in music history. From household names to unsung heroines, every subject’s story adds a new dimension to the music we love.

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Nov 09, 2022
Mary Ford and Les Paul
2307

​​Mary Ford did more for Les Paul’s career than most people know or care to admit. Before she met Les for a radio audition, Mary already had notoriety in the country scene as “Colleen Summers.” When the two musicians became entangled - both professionally and romantically - her plush vocals and quick pickin’ made them one of the most popular acts in America. But Les’ pride and workaholic lifestyle would eventually strip Mary not just of her love of music — but also the proper credit she deserved. 

 

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

 

 

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Aug 01, 2022
Linda Keith & Jimi Hendrix
2347

Linda Keith was so determined to make Jimi Hendrix a star that she dumped Keith Richards. She got Hendrix a manager and a record deal, but then felt compelled to let him go, even if he was never able to really let go of her.

Sources:

'How I helped to make Jimi Hendrix a rock'n'roll star'

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy by Harry Shapiro

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

 

 

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Jul 25, 2022
Britt Ekland and Rod Stewart
2022

Britt Eckland became famous first as the wife of comic genius Peter Sellers, whose troubled and unstable inner life eventually drove her away. Then she became a Bond girl and international sex symbol, and hooked up with one of the world’s biggest rock stars, Rod Stewart. Together, they led a life of wild excess, but true contentment eluded her under Rod’s reluctance to commit and wandering eye.

Coachella Vegan Options - Lou Adler

Victoria Sellers Instagram

Victoria Sellers Arrested (Hollywood Reporter)

Jail Saved My Life - the Wayward Daughter of Peter Sellers (Daily Mail)

Victoria Sellers Gets Suspended Jail Term (NYT)

Rod Stewart and His Son Plead Guilty to Misdemeanor Battery (Rolling Stone)
The one lesson I’ve learned from life: Britt Ekland says just get on with it (Daily Mail)

Rod Stewart Speaks (longjohnbaldry.com)

Rod Stewart (Billboard)

Britt Ekland: 'I was put through emotional and psychological warfare'

Britt Ekland says the toll of her cosmetic injections should be a bitter lesson for today's Instagram stars (Daily Mail)

Daughter Of Late Actor, Housemate, Among Six Charged In Cocaine Ring (AP)

Tonight's The Night (YouTube)

Don't hate her because she's tall (Today Show)

Charlize picks Britt as date (Evening Standard)

Britt Ekland: 'It was frightening' The Real Marigold Hotel star talks 'difficult' moment (Express)

Britt Ekland: 'The Bond girl of my era exists no more' (Irish Times)

Former Bond girl Britt Ekland says she ‘ruined her face’ with lip fillers (Page Six)

BOTOX BASHER  (Page Six)

 

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

 

 

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Jul 18, 2022
Gail Zappa & Frank Zappa
2284

Frank Zappa ruled his kingdom of freaks, a prolific and obsessed man with many plans. But Gail was undeniably the woman behind the man, a role to which she felt duty-bound, and when Frank passed away, there was a new freak queen on the scene.

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, dir. Thorsten Schütte, 2016

Frank Zappa, his groupies and me (The Guardian)

Frank Zappa: ‘People thought the Beatles were God! That's not correct (Louder)

Frank Zappa’s Widow Gail Zappa Dead at 70 (Rolling Stone)

Gail Zappa, Mother of Invention (Pamela Des Barres) 

Gail Zappa: Simply Greedy, or Was She Mentally Disturbed, Too? Dweezil Discusses the Medea Complex and More (Inquisitr)

Gail Zappa speaking in Baltimore Sept. 19, 2010

Industry Profile: Gail Zappa (Celebrity Access)

It's brother and sister against brother and sister in a bitter fight over control of Frank Zappa's legacy (LA Times)

Just Plain Folks (Billboard)

Let's Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies, by Pamela Des Barres

Swinging Modern Sounds #45: The distribution problem, part one” (The Rumpus)

The Real Frank Zappa Book, by Frank Zappa

Zappa: A Biography, by Barry Miles

Zappa, dir. Alex Winter, 2020

 

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

 

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Jul 11, 2022
Teena Marie & Rick James
1816

With a guitar slung over her shoulder, Teena Marie walked into downtown LA and came out with a contract with Motown, where funk master Rick James was enticed to take her under his wing. She was soon shocked to find herself in love with him. But nothing is sweet and simple where Rick James was involved.

Unsung: Teena Marie

Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James (Showtime)

Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music, by Eric Weisbard

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

 

 

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Jul 04, 2022
Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz
2256

A simple story about two people falling in love and then growing apart, except one of them was trying to navigate being extremely famous and under the oppressive thumb of Bill Cosby, while the other was on the verge of becoming a rock and roll superstar.

Let Love Rule, by Lenny Kravitz with David Ritz

Lisa Bonet Interview Magazine, April 1987

BFI Interview with Alan Parker on Angel Heart

We Need to Talk About Cosby, dir W. Kamau Bell (Showtime)

 

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

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Jun 27, 2022
Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson
2218

Rita Coolidge soared as a singer and songwriter, working with Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Bobby Womack, and Booker T. Jones. She was denied credit for writing the famous piano coda to “Layla” and her contribution to “Superstar,” a huge hit for The Carpenters, was similarly unsung. That was all before she met country rock troubadour Kris Kristofferson, whose superhuman levels of drinking did not help their marriage as her solo career took off.

This episode contains content that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of domestic violence.

Delta Lady: A Memoir, by Rita Coolidge

Kristofferson: The Wild American, by Stephen Miller

Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville, by Michael Streissguth

The Kristoffersons Make It (Rolling Stone)

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

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Jun 20, 2022
Valerie Bertinelli & Eddie Van Halen
2063

America’s girl next door meets the leader of America’s wildest rock band. As Valerie Bertinelli struggles with her career as an actress, Eddie Van Halen and his band skyrocket to success, and he faces his own challenges by leaning into his drinking. Valerie moves to help him, but when the lifestyles they lead and the demands of work cause a rift, she finds she has her own demons to face.

Sources:

Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today, by Valerie Bertinelli

Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back, One Pound at a Time, by Valerie Bertinelli

1982 PM Magazine interview

2001 Entertainment Tonight interview

Valerie Bertinelli Talks Tragic Death of Brother at 17 Months Old (People Magazine)

 

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

 

 

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Jun 13, 2022
Jenny Boyd & Mick Fleetwood
2252

One of the ‘IT’ girls of Swinging London reconnects with her high school classmate, a talented drummer, striving to succeed. But his all-consuming obsession with his band and inability to communicate with Jenny makes for a difficult and unhealthy relationship. Once Fleetwood Mac finally hits big and Mick slides into fame and drugs, Jenny has to confront her own patterns of codependency.

Sources:

Jennifer Jupiter: A Journey Beyond the Muse, by Jenny Boyd

'It's not what you think': behind the star-studded life of a rock star's wife (The Guardian)

Jenny Boyd talks forgiving Stevie Nicks after Mick Fleetwood affair, marrying star twice: It was 'surreal' (Fox News)

Mick Fleetwood Was in Love With Stevie Nicks, but She Thinks Their Relationship Was a 'Doomed' Mistake (Cheatsheet)

Stevie Nicks Once Said She and Mick Fleetwood Would Never Have Had an Affair if They Weren't 'Completely Drunk' and 'Coked Out (Cheatsheet)

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

 

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Jun 06, 2022
Carolyn Dennis & Bob Dylan
1749

The gospel-fed daughter of one of Ray Charles’s Raelettes had no idea who this Bob Dylan character was when she was called to audition for his band. Within a few years, she would be his wife and mother to his daughter—both of them hidden from the public, as Dylan converted to Christianity and tried to find his identity as a man and as an artist.

Sources:

A Look Back At Bob Dylan's First Album

Carolyn Dennis: The Secret Wife of Bob Dylan

Madelyn Quebec

Carol Dennis: Who Is Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Sings "Changing of the Guards" On His Alimony Tour

Dylan's Secret Wife Talks

A Simple Twist of Faith: Reconsidering Bob Dylan's Christian Period

Hot Minute With Carol Dennis

The Young Americans

Bob Dylan With Carolyn Dennis—Farm Aid Rehearsals

Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life

Down The Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan by Howard Sounes

I Love Carolyn Dennis (blog)

The Lonesome Death of Richard Manuel

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com.

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May 30, 2022
Anita Pallenberg & Keith Richards
2565

A heat-seeking young beauty rockets through Europe, ricocheting off Fellini, Warhol, & Nico, before landing with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. But she falls for Keith Richards, and together they extricate her from Brian. Anita Pallenberg is with the Stones as they grow into world's premiere rock and roll band; she sings with them in the studio, makes films with Jane Fonda and Mick Jagger, her powerful aura a guiding force, but when things start to go bad, she discovers that a woman will only be allowed that position of power for so long.
This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including suicide and death of a child. If you're thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

 

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

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May 23, 2022
Carrie Snodgress & Neil Young
2121

Carrie Snodgress turned her back on Hollywood so fast that she didn't even attend the Academy Awards when she was nominated for Best Actress. Her dream was never stardom; it was love and family. But it was hard to find the stability her own childhood had lacked when she went to live with Neil Young on his remote ranch, just as Neil's solo career went into high gear.

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.  For more shows like  About  A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

 

 

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May 16, 2022
Introducing About A Girl Season 3
90

Host Nikki Lynette returns on May 16th to bring you 12 fascinating and dramatic stories of women whose pivotal roles in music history and pop culture are not widely known. Learn about Bob Dylan's secret wife Carolyn Dennis, Rick James's protegee Teena Marie, and Jenny Boyd, the woman Mick Fleetwood loved so much he married her twice. Nikki delves into the private struggles, the triumphs, and the heartbreak that occurred alongside the creation of timeless music.

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May 09, 2022
Linda & Paul McCartney
2047

Linda Eastman was born a free spirit, but she was also the daughter of a strict and demanding father, a poor Jewish boy who became a wealthy lawyer and rebranded himself as a WASP. Linda fought her own nature to try and please him, and then her first husband, before finally breaking free to find success as a freelance photographer in Manhattan. Shooting and hobnobbing with ‘60s pop stars led her to Swinging London.

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Aug 23, 2021
Rachel Humphreys & Lou Reed
1780

Lou Reed was fascinated and inspired by all kinds of real people who existed on the edges of society — junkies, street hustlers, gender non-conformists — but he fell in love with trans woman Rachel Humphreys, a beautiful mystery even to him.

This episode contains references to heavy drug use, abuse, and suicide.

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Aug 16, 2021
Tammy Wynette & George Jones
2072

When Tammy Wynette was a young girl, she dreamed of singing with George Jones at the Grand Ole Opry. Her single-minded drive to be a star brought her to the top and to George Jones, and these two great voices of country music fell in love. But once seated as the queen of country, Tammy was lost, while George proved to be a troubled and dedicated alcoholic.

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Aug 09, 2021
Vivian & Johnny Cash
2088

Long before June Carter came along, there was Vivian. Johnny Cash and Viv were deeply in love, and had four daughters together, before... well, you probably know the rest. But you might not know the heartbreaking story of a young woman who went through hell to save her family, whose racial identity became a scandal emblematic of mid-century American strife, and who made it through the dark times, only to be insulted and written out of history.

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Aug 02, 2021
Betty & Miles Davis
1640

A songwriter and singer so erotic, raw, and ahead of her time that no one was ready for her. An earthquaking icon of feminism and Black power during a time when it was unheard of for a woman, let alone a Black woman, to own her sexuality so explicitly. Betty Davis pushed her legendary husband out of cool jazz and up to the cutting edge, before divorcing him and releasing three of the most unexpected and astonishing albums of the 1970s. Then she disappeared.

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Jul 26, 2021
Norma Tanega & Dusty Springfield
1843

Norma Tanega was a soulful American Latina artist, a one-hit wonder who never wanted stardom, but who fell in love with Dusty Springfield, the Queen of White Soul, who wanted stardom very much. They kept their contentious love affair from the public, but Norma had to leave behind Dusty's glittering world for the pain it concealed.

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Jul 19, 2021
Janis & Marvin Gaye
1801

Behind Marvin Gaye's incredibly smooth, affable exterior was a soul tortured by the abuse he suffered as a child, insecurity, and paranoia. Like many victims, he turned perpetrator and dragged his child bride into his world of pain, drug dependency, and more sexual abuse. But Janis is a survivor...

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Jul 12, 2021
Meg & Jack White
1904

The White Stripes. Jack and his sister Meg. His wife Meg. His ex-wife Meg. The non-musician who became a rock star. The unassuming, pretty, porcelain-complexioned woman who evoked thunder from behind the drum kit. Her silent intensity became a riddle and compelled millions of fans to puzzle for the solution. And her disappearance has made clear that none is forthcoming.

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Jul 05, 2021
Deborah Santana & Sly Stone & Carlos Santana
2080

The daughter of a blues pioneer falls in love with two brilliant musicians. Sly Stone takes her out of her quiet life, but almost drags her into the dark world of his own demons. Then she meets Carlos Santana, a long partnership built on a mutual search for transcendence.

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Jun 28, 2021
Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.
1906

Faith Evans met and married Christopher Wallace in 1994. Within a year, they both became stars. The new marriage suffered under their grueling work schedules, but their connection remained strong, despite external drama and pressure. Just as Biggie was looking forward to the next stage of his life, though, it all caught up with them.

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Jun 21, 2021
Marianne Faithfull & Mick Jagger
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A beautiful English girl drifts into pop stardom and the inner circle of the Rolling Stones in 1960s London. As the girlfriend of Stones frontman Mick Jagger, the glare of public attention and personal misadventures take their toll on her mental health. She withdraws from her life, descending into addiction and hitting bottom before returning with a new voice (figuratively and literally) and an artistic triumph.

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Jun 14, 2021
Mayte Garcia & Prince
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Mayte Garcia, a young dancer from Puerto Rico, meets Prince and slowly becomes immersed in his extraordinary world. Their collaboration becomes a romance and then a marriage, before tragedy pulls them apart.

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Jun 07, 2021
About A Girl Season 2 Preview With Nikki Lynette
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About A Girl returns on June 7th with twelve new episodes about women who have played crucial roles in music history, but whose fascinating personal stories have been eclipsed by the legends of their famous romantic partners.

Nikki Lynette, the host of About A Girl, sits down with Chelsea Ursin of Dear Young Rocker to discuss the new season and to preview an upcoming episode about Marianne Faithfull.

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Jun 04, 2021
Introducing About A Girl Season 2
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About A Girl is back with 12 new stories about women who have played crucial roles in music history, but whose fascinating personal stories have been eclipsed by the legends of their famous romantic partners. Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, Notorious BIG and Faith Evans, Miles and Betty Davis... Host Nikki Lynette sheds light upon the women — many of them artists themselves — without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different. About a Girl is executive produced by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland and premieres on June 7, 2021. Listen to About A Girl on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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May 31, 2021
Introducing 27 Club Season 3
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Listen to Season 3 of the 27 Club to hear the insane details behind the life of one of rock's greatest icons — Janis Joplin. From her roots as a bullied and ostracized teenager to her stunning rise to international superstardom, the story of Janis Joplin’s short life still resonates today, more than 50 years after her death. You'll hear about her wild adventures from Texas to San Francisco and beyond, her involvement with the Hell's Angels, fellow 27 Club members Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, and her surveillance by the FBI. Jake Brennan, the creator and host of the award-winning Disgraceland podcast, brings you an all new season of the 27 Club that is not to be missed. The 27 Club season 3 launches on Thursday April 22, 2021.

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Apr 15, 2021
Brooke Shields & Michael Jackson — Girlfriend
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Brooke Shields was a young star who had her first taste of massive fame — and controversy — with the film Pretty Baby, in which she’d played a child prostitute. Michael Jackson, youngest of the Jackson Five, was transitioning to solo stardom as an adult. They met in 1981, each with an uncertain path before them, but Brooke and Michael would find comfort and friendship in each other. 

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Feb 08, 2021
Kidada Jones and Tupac Shakur — All About U
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Los Angeles, the mid 1990s. Tupac Shakur is one of the biggest emcees in the world, a lyric poet of a rapper. Kidada Jones is the daughter of music legend Quincy Jones. With her mother acting again, her younger sister Rashida headed to Harvard, and her father as active as ever, twenty-one year old Kidada was left to search for her place in the world. She would find it in Tupac, ironically after he’d blasted her interracial family in an interview. 

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Feb 01, 2021
Robyn Crawford & Whitney Houston — Didn’t We Almost Have It All
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Robyn Crawford met Whitney Houston when they were both just teenagers. From the moment their eyes met, Robyn was drawn in by Whitney’s warmth and beauty — and when she heard her sing, Robyn knew she wanted to be in Whitney’s life for good. But the price she would pay for Whitney’s success was their own romance.

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Jan 25, 2021
Donna Ludwig & Ritchie Valens — Donna
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Los Angeles, 1957. In the time of drive-in movies and sock hops, high school student Donna Ludwig liked to sneak out of the house to have fun with her friends. On one night out, she met a young guitarist named Richard Valenzuela and was immediately smitten. As Ritchie Valens, he would have a chart-topping hit with a song he wrote for her, before his life was tragically cut short.

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Jan 18, 2021
Audrey & Hank Williams — Lovesick Blues
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In rural Alabama, circa World War II, a farm girl named Audrey Mae Sheppard was at the tail end of a series of bad decisions. An ill-fated marriage and a pregnancy made her a single mother at the age of 18, and she’d had to move back home. An aspiring singer herself, she one day discovered an unassuming, lanky singer-songwriter named Hank Williams, and they fell in love. Their tumultuous union was defined by her singular, driving ambition to make them both stars.

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Jan 11, 2021
Priscilla & Elvis Presley — It’s Now Or Never
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In 1959, an American teenager named Priscilla Beaulieu, daughter of an Air Force officer, was living in West Germany. Lonely and bored, she was introduced to another American who understood the feeling. Elvis Presley, already a huge star, was serving a stint in the U.S. Army, and fell in love with the beautiful, though very young girl. The troubling relationship only became more complicated as the years passed.

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Jan 04, 2021
Rita & Bob Marley — Is This Love
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In 1962, the Caribbean island of Jamaica gained independence from Great Britain, and the fledgling nation yearned to establish an identity of its own. Two years later, Rita Anderson was a teenage single mother living in the impoverished Kingston suburb of Trenchtown, in search of something beyond her circumstances. She would find it as a singer in a rocksteady group. That would lead her to discover her twin flame: a shy young man who also saw music as his ticket out of Trenchtown. His name was Bob Marley. 

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Dec 28, 2020
Jane Asher & Paul McCartney — Yesterday
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By the time she was seventeen, London actress Jane Asher had already made a name for herself, onstage, in films, and in 1963 as a panelist on the BBC’s Juke Box Jury, a popular musical variety show. Due to her youth and popularity, she was offered an opportunity: interviewing The Beatles after their upcoming Royal Albert Hall concert. This simple assignment would be the start of a five-year relationship with Paul McCartney and a wild journey through the eye of Beatlemania and the 1960s cultural revolution, during which Jane would truly find herself.  

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Dec 21, 2020
Peggy Lipton & Quincy Jones — In The Heat of the Night
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In the early 1970s, actress Peggy Lipton was at a crossroads. She was the beautiful star of The Mod Squad, admired by girls and desired by men. And yet, she could not make a real relationship last, not until she met Quincy Jones, bandleader, record producer, and composer of Oscar-winning films. Sure, he was 13 years her elder, twice (and still) married with four kids. And never mind the roiling legacy of racism in America that would haunt their relationship. She knew he was the one.

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Dec 14, 2020
Mary Austin & Freddie Mercury — Love Of My Life
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Mary Austin, shopgirl. Farrokh Bulsara, art student. They formed a bond that didn’t have a name and couldn’t be defined. Even as he metamorphosed into the superstar the world would know as Freddie Mercury, their connection would last until the end.

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Dec 07, 2020
Pamela Courson & Jim Morrison — Love Street
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In the mid-1960s, Los Angeles was a mecca of American music, and it was where Pamela Courson decided she wanted to be, escaping her suffocating conservative community in nearby Orange County. Pam was an intelligent but restless young woman, and she found a home among the outcasts of her generation who frequented the nightclubs and parties all over town. On one of these nights, she’d meet a sensitive and handsome poet who’d been thrust into the role of lead singer of a strange rock band called The Doors. Pam and Jim would quickly fall in love and over the next few years; their time together would be a rollercoaster. Ultimately, it would lead them to Paris.

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Nov 30, 2020
Angie & David Bowie — The Prettiest Star
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In the summer of 1969, people all over the world were gripped by space fever in the wake of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, which would successfully land men on the moon. In London, nineteen year old Angie Barnett, freshly out of boarding school, was searching for an identity of her own. She found it one evening in an up and coming singer named David Bowie, whose single “Space Oddity” was rocketing to the Number #1 spot in the UK charts. While their marriage a year later was one of convenience above all else, she would help him bring his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, to life, and the relationship they developed was unique indeed.

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Nov 30, 2020
Introducing About A Girl
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About A Girl is a new podcast about the influential women behind the musical legends - women who inspired, supported, and challenged icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and Bob Marley on their way to greatness. About a Girl is executive produced by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland and premieres November 30th, 2020. Search for and subscribe to About A Girl on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Nov 23, 2020