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Black by design : a 2-tone memoir

By: Black, Pauline

1846687918 / 9781846687914
Paperback
782.421646092
05/07/2012
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England
20 cm x, 405 p. : ill., ports.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2011.

Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford.

Never quite at home there, she escaped her small town background and discovered a different way of life - making music.

Lead singer for platinum-selling band The Selecter, Pauline Black was the Queen of British Ska.

The only woman in a movement dominated by men, she toured with The Specials, Madness, Dexy's Midnight Runners when they were at the top of the charts - and, sometimes, on their worst behaviour. From childhood to fame, from singing to acting and broadcasting, from adoption to her recent search for her birth parents, Black By Design is a funny and enlightening story of music, race, family and roots.

BIC:

AVGS Reggae, AVH Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups, BGFA Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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