In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey’s music career was just beginning, while Lindy, drummer for The Go-Betweens, was ten years her senior. They became confidantes, comrades and best friends, a relationship cemented by gossip and feminism, books and gigs and rock ’n’ roll love affairs.
Now, Thorn is celebrating the publication of My Rock ’n’ Roll Friend – an exploration of female friendship and the highs and lows of being a woman within the male-dominated music industry.
Join Thorn in conversation, as she reflects on how Morrison – a headstrong heroine blazing her way through a male-dominated industry – came to be a kind of mentor to her; they shared the joy and the struggle of being women in a band, trying to outwit and face down a chauvinist music media. Taking stock of thirty-seven years of friendship, Thorn will share details of connection and affection between two women who seem to be either complete opposites or mirror images of each other. She’ll also confront the distorting prism of the male gaze, asking what people see, who does the looking, and ultimately who writes women out of – and back into – history.
With the chance to ask your own burning questions, this is a night with the iconic singer-songwriter and bestselling author that you do not want to miss.
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