Madonna And Dusty + Icons Of Song + Lucy O' Brien + Q & A and DJs + Rock N Roll Book Club


Dublin Castle

94 Parkway NW1 7AN London

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Julie Hamill and Bugbear are very pleased to welcome Lucy O’Brien to the The Dublin Castle. Writer and broadcaster Lucy O’Brien is the author of the award-winning She Bop, a definitive history of women in popular music.  Currently she is Course Leader for Music Journalism and Marketing at the University for the Creative Arts. And tonight we explore Lucy O’Brien’s brilliant books on Madonna and Dusty Springfield. Madonna is the biggest-selling female recording artist in the world and has sold over 300 million albums worldwide and holds the record for the top grossing concert tour by a female artist. With each pioneering album she has consistently reinvented her music and her image, transcending the world of pop to become a global cultural icon. Lucy O’Brien’s extensive and well-researched biography looks at Madonna the artist, offering a detailed analysis of her music with input from acclaimed musicians and producers, as well revealing interviews from her intimate inner circle and previously unseen photographs. She follows Madonna from her difficult childhood and those frenetic early years in New York, through the shocks and scandals of the 1990s Sex era to her twenty-first-century incarnation as an outspoken activist. ‘Enduring superstar gets the biography she deserves’ – Mojo ‘O’Brien is a capable and intelligent writer…a refreshing biography of the iconic popstress’ – Guardian Rock N Roll Book Club  Dusty Springfield was one of our greatest pop singers. From 60s hits like ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ and ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ to her 80s collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys and beyond, she was a musical pioneer and the very essence of authentic white soul. A member of the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame, international polls have named Dusty among the best female pop artists of all time. The book fully explores her life and legacy, from a troubled Home Counties childhood to 60s mod queen and solo star, to her struggles with addiction and mental health issues, to her status as an influential LGBT heroine and enduring pop icon.Book signings. Interviews and DJ Sets by Julie Hamill and Tony Bugbear. 

Source: Dublin Castle website

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