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  • Published: 29 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473584198
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368
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Really Saying Something




The first and only book from one of the most influential girl groups of all time.

Banarama are one of the biggest-selling female bands of all time, with 28 Top 50 hit singles in the UK and 11 In the USA. They are also icons, whose DIY style saw them influence a generation of young women … and men.

Despite their huge success, they did things very much themselves, and for themselves. They were not a manufactured band, but best friends who came to London in the early 80s, aged 18, in search of success, fun and adventure. From living at the YMCA, to clubbing at the Blitz, being front row at Leigh Bowery’s ‘theatre’ performances, staying above Malcolm McLaren’s studio (without a bathroom) to becoming popstars, this a story of their rise to fame while unabashedly having the time of their lives.

Their influence is profound, both on the girl bands that came after them and also on the generation that grew up with them. They fought against a male-dominated music business and Press, who were suspicious of women achieving things on their own terms and deemed them no longer relevant once they’d had a child. Last year they released a hugely successful album and played Glastonbury.

Brilliant on the highs and lows of fame, the wilderness years and the comeback, this is also a hilarious and moving celebration of the joy and life-saving nature of female friendship.

  • Published: 29 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473584198
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368
Categories:

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