GIRL TO CITY follows one young woman s progression from Elton John fan in the Pittsburgh suburbs to Manhattan art student from punk show habitue to fledgling musician to cult singer songwriter who caused a sensation with 1996 debut solo album Diary Of A Mod Housewife n nSet in a ramshackle twentieth

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTina Turner the long reigning queen of rock roll and living legend sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye opening and compelling memoir.From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Tur

Widely described as punk s poet laureate , Ian Dury is a cultural icon With his band The Blockheads, he exploded onto the television screen in 1978, appearing on Top of the Pops with his hit single What a Waste , followed later that year by Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick By now Ian was thirty