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About A Girl

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.

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English


Episodes

ENCORE - Marjorie Guthrie: Woody Guthrie, Martha Graham, Loss and True Love

1/12/2024
Marjorie was the right hand of dance icon Martha Graham when she met Woody Guthrie. She took loving care of both as they each moved toward self-destruction, and especially of Woody, even after their divorce, while he succumbed to Huntington’s Disease. Sources: Woody Guthrie: A Life by Joe Klein MarjorieGuthrie.com https://www.nytimes.com/1983/03/14/obituaries/marjorie-guthrie-singer-s-widow-65.html The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women Jewish Standard / Times of Israel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:06

ENCORE - Carolyn Dennis & Bob Dylan

12/29/2023
The gospel-fed daughter of one of Ray Charles’s Raelettes had no idea who this Bob Dylan character was when she was called to audition for his band. Within a few years, she would be his wife and mother to his daughter—both of them hidden from the public, as Dylan converted to Christianity and tried to find his identity as a man and as an artist. Sources: A Look Back At Bob Dylan's First Album Carolyn Dennis: The Secret Wife of Bob Dylan Madelyn Quebec Carol Dennis: Who Is Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Sings "Changing of the Guards" On His Alimony Tour Dylan's Secret Wife Talks A Simple Twist of Faith: Reconsidering Bob Dylan's Christian Period Hot Minute With Carol Dennis The Young Americans Bob Dylan With Carolyn Dennis—Farm Aid Rehearsals Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life Down The Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan by Howard Sounes I Love Carolyn Dennis (blog) The Lonesome Death of Richard Manuel For behind the scenes info and news on this episode, follow: Instagram:@DoubleElvis @Aboutagirlpod @Nikkilynette Twitter: @DoubleElvisFm @Nikkilynette Pinterest: @doubleelvisfm Facebook: Double Elvis Productions About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different. For more shows like About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:05

Suze Rotolo and Bob Dylan

12/22/2023
The mysterious woman on the cover of the breakthrough album ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ was a major influence on the legendary musician’s development, just as he was becoming “Bob Dylan.” He assimilated her art, influences, and politics into his persona and his songs, so many of which were written about or for her. They were intensely in love at a very young age in a time of social upheaval, all in the cauldron of Greenwich Village, and it forged and tested them both in myriad ways. SOURCES: ‘A Freewheelin’ Time’ by Suze Rotolo ‘Chronicles Vol. 1’ by Bob Dylan ‘Down The Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan’ by Howard Sounes ‘Bob Dylan’ by Anthony Scaduto ‘Dylan: The Biography’ by Dennis McDougal ‘Alias Bob Dylan’ by Stephen Scobie ‘No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan’ by Robert Shelton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:42

ENCORE = Deborah Santana & Sly Stone & Carlos Santana

12/15/2023
The daughter of a blues pioneer falls in love with two brilliant musicians. Sly Stone takes her out of her quiet life, but almost drags her into the dark world of his own demons. Then she meets Carlos Santana, a long partnership built on a mutual search for transcendence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:01

ENCORE: Linda Keith & Jimi Hendrix

12/8/2023
Linda Keith was so determined to make Jimi Hendrix a star that she dumped Keith Richards. She got Hendrix a manager and a record deal, but then felt compelled to let him go, even if he was never able to really let go of her. Sources: 'How I helped to make Jimi Hendrix a rock'n'roll star' Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy by Harry Shapiro For behind the scenes info and news on this episode, follow: Instagram:@DoubleElvis @Aboutagirlpod @Nikkilynette Twitter: @DoubleElvisFm @Nikkilynette Pinterest: @doubleelvisfm Facebook: Double Elvis Productions About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different. For more shows like About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:50

Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Page, & Elvis Presley

12/1/2023
One of the most significant songwriters since the late 1950s, Jackie DeShannon was responsible for writing dozens of hit songs, but struggled to make her own mark as a performer. Her early singles attracted the attention of the Beatles, who brought her on their first North American tour, but it would be a few years before she broke through with a pair of epic songs and a brilliant album. Meanwhile she crossed paths with significant musical icons Sources: Singer-Songwriter Jackie DeShannon Remembers the Late-1950s L.A. Music Scene Interview with Jackie De Shannon | Elvis Articles Jackie DeShannon talks about the early years Faithfull by Marianne Faithfull Speaking Freely: Jackie DeShannon Jackie DeShannon joins Chris Carter for Breakfast With The Beatles 30th Anniversary! Jackie DeShannon Interview 1973 Jackie DeShannon Interview (2012) Getting Stoned Cold Soul with Jackie DeShannon During Her Capitol Records Days | PopMatters Singer-Songwriter Jackie DeShannon Remembers the Late-1950s L.A. Music Scene #117 - Jackie DeShannon - When You Walk Into the Room - Icon Fetch Jimmy Page: The Trouser Press Interview - TeachRock Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page Recalls One Of The Career-Changing Days Ever Jackie DeShannon | Fresh Air Archive: Interviews with Terry Gross Mary Ann's singing on Gilligan's Island has a strong tie to Led Zeppelin Jackie DeShannon - New Arrangement Album Reviews, Songs & More | AllMusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:48

ENCORE: Marianne Faithfull & Mick Jagger

11/17/2023
A beautiful English girl drifts into pop stardom and the inner circle of the Rolling Stones in 1960s London. As the girlfriend of Stones frontman Mick Jagger, the glare of public attention and personal misadventures take their toll on her mental health. She withdraws from her life, descending into addiction and hitting bottom before returning with a new voice (figuratively and literally) and an artistic triumph. Sources for this episode can be found on our website. This episode contains references to addiction and suicide and may be disturbing to some listeners. For more info on About a Girl and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:27

ENCORE: Jenny Boyd & Mick Fleetwood

11/10/2023
One of the ‘IT’ girls of Swinging London reconnects with her high school classmate, a talented drummer, striving to succeed. But his all-consuming obsession with his band and inability to communicate with Jenny makes for a difficult and unhealthy relationship. Once Fleetwood Mac finally hits big and Mick slides into fame and drugs, Jenny has to confront her own patterns of codependency. Sources: Jennifer Jupiter: A Journey Beyond the Muse, by Jenny Boyd 'It's not what you think': behind the star-studded life of a rock star's wife (The Guardian) Jenny Boyd talks forgiving Stevie Nicks after Mick Fleetwood affair, marrying star twice: It was 'surreal' (Fox News) Mick Fleetwood Was in Love With Stevie Nicks, but She Thinks Their Relationship Was a 'Doomed' Mistake (Cheatsheet) Stevie Nicks Once Said She and Mick Fleetwood Would Never Have Had an Affair if They Weren't 'Completely Drunk' and 'Coked Out (Cheatsheet) For behind the scenes info and news on this episode, follow: Instagram:@DoubleElvis @Aboutagirlpod @Nikkilynette Twitter: @DoubleElvisFm @Nikkilynette Pinterest: @doubleelvisfm Facebook: Double Elvis Productions About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series about women whose stories have long been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. Bowie, Elvis, 2Pac, Prince, Miles, Biggie. Each of these icons created some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. But there's more to their stories than you know. About A Girl brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different. For more shows like About A Girl, check out www.doubleelvis.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:44

ENCORE: Linda & Paul McCartney

11/3/2023
Linda Eastman was born a free spirit, but she was also the daughter of a strict and demanding father, a poor Jewish boy who became a wealthy lawyer and rebranded himself as a WASP. Linda fought her own nature to try and please him, and then her first husband, before finally breaking free to find success as a freelance photographer in Manhattan. Shooting and hobnobbing with ‘60s pop stars led her to Swinging London. Sources for this episode can be found on our website. For more info on About a Girl and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:11

Pattie Boyd, George Harrison, & Eric Clapton

10/27/2023
Pattie Boyd is one of the best known rock star partners, having married both Beatle George Harrison and then Harrison’s close friend Eric Clapton. She famously inspired the Beatles’ “Something” and Clapton’s “Layla.”. But less publicized is the infidelity and turmoil that infected both marriages. Find out how she responded and finally emerged from it all. Sources: Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door by Graeme Thompson Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton BeatlesBible.com Timeline Miss O’Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved by Chris O’Dell Jennifer Juniper by Jenny Boyd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:54

Presenting About A Girl: Season 5

10/20/2023
Host Nikki Lynette returns with a new season of About A Girl, a show about women in music history. Stay tuned for a new episode on October 27, wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:01

ENCORE: Queen Latifah: From Princess of the Posse to Queen of the Rap Scene

9/26/2023
Before there was Queen Latifah the actress, there was Queen Latifah the hip-hop star. She ascended to royal status in rap at a time when the genre revolved around putting women down – and keeping them down. Thanks to her reign, a generation of hip-hop heads learned that women could rule just as well as any man. But Queen Latifah’s legacy as one of the loudest, proudest voices in the game often gets buried by her pile of film awards and acclaim. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:09

ENCORE - Eudoxie Mbouguiengue: Africa to Atlanta, Ludacris, and Advocating for the Abused

9/21/2023
Eudoxie thought she was escaping torment and horror when she emigrated from Gabon to the United States as a young girl. But even through her marriage to a huge star, even with her beautiful children, all of her joy, the dark shadow of her childhood continued to loom. Mother’s Day w/Angela Simmons, Nina Westbrook, and Eudoxie Bridges Eudoxie Bridges speaks out to help abuse victims at event Saturday Atlanta Plugged In interview Eudoxie Bridges On Nourishing Her Spirit In Eleuthera, Bahamas Haute Living & Wine Access Celebrated Mother's Day Early With Angela Simmons, Eudoxie Bridges & Nina Westbrook (And Ludacris) Ludacris and Wife Eudoxie Celebrate The 10-Year Anniversary Of When They First Met at Ludaday Weekend - Essence Ludacris Talks His Impact on Hip Hop – Kalisha Perera What Happens During a Panic Attack? Culture of Gabon - history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family Ludacris And Eudoxie Bridges Met 10 Years Ago Today, And They've Had Quite The Glow Up Together See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:26

ENCORE: Beyoncé: Destiny's Child, Jay-Z, Fidelity and Feminism

9/19/2023
Few musicians are as inescapable as the Beyoncé. But even if you’ve kept up with her immeasurable press coverage and airplay over the decades, this story reveals the things you don’t know about Beyoncé Giselle Knowles. As it turns out, men aren’t the only thing that can overshadow a women’s story and success; sometimes, their own larger-than-life fame is just as much to blame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:44

ENCORE: Kelis: Musical Kaleidoscopes, Culinary Feasts, Nas, and Moving On

9/12/2023
Kelis’s musical light was undeniable from the start, but it was still a struggle to shine as brightly as knew she could. She did get there, but little did she know that the same people she thought were on her side were really just out for themselves. Between that and a messy first marriage she tried to keep private, it would only take one more straw to break her silence. Nas: 5 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About God's Son Unmasked singer: Kelis on music, men and her missing money | Kelis | The Guardian Kelis on Finding Freedom Through Farming Kelis' Best Early-2000s Fashion Moments. List of Billboard Hot 100 number ones of 1999 - Wikipedia Kelis age, hometown, biography | Last.fm Kelis - Wikipedia The Neptunes Discography - The Neptunes #1 fan site, all about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo Milkshake (song) - Wikipedia Take a Look at Kelis and Nas' Full Relationship Timeline. Nas Denies Kelis Abuse Allegations While Pleading 'We Should Be Better Examples' for Son Knight Why Did Nas and Kelis Divorce? Kelis Opens Up On Violent Relationship & Custody Battle with Nas Kelis on Instagram: “I just heard the record everyone is saying has my sample . But it’s beyond this song at this point . This was a TRIGGER for me . Milkshake…” Kelis Speaks On Contract She Signed With The Neptunes At Beginning Of Her Career Wanderland - Wikipedia Flesh Tone - Wikipedia Did You Know that Nas, as in Nas the Rapper, is a Venture Capitalist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:30

ENCORE: Tashera Simmons: DMX, 'X,' and the Battle for Earl Simmons

9/7/2023
Tashera loved Earl Simmons from the moment she first saw him when they were kids. They reconnected as adults, but Earl’s transformation into DMX and, worse, his alter ego ‘X,’ pulled her back into the cycle of emotional abuse and neglect she’d endured while growing up. Sources: Tashera’s speech at DMX’s memorial People Magazine Podcast interview You Think You Know But You Have No Idea by Tashera Simmons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:19

ENCORE: Shante Broadus: Snoop, Reconciliation, and Becoming the Boss Lady

8/31/2023
Shante Broadus steered her husband Snoop Dogg from hapless criminal to cultural icon long before she established herself as his official manager. The woman Snoop referred to as Boss Lady almost from day one truly ended up running the empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:45

Introducing "Dear Alana" (Trailer)

8/24/2023
Belief, belonging, betrayal. In "Dear Alana," Tenderfoot TV explores the life of 24-year-old Alana Chen, who disappeared from Boulder, Colorado in 2019, leaving behind dozens of journals chronicling a deep faith, love of fashion, and a dream of becoming a nun. But she harbored a secret about her faith and sexuality, one that stood in the way of her dream. "Dear Alana," is available now. For more info visit www.dearalana.com. Check out this clip. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:04:37

ENCORE: Kidada Jones and Tupac Shakur — All About U

8/22/2023
Los Angeles, the mid 1990s. Tupac Shakur is one of the biggest emcees in the world, a lyric poet of a rapper. Kidada Jones is the daughter of music legend Quincy Jones. With her mother acting again, her younger sister Rashida headed to Harvard, and her father as active as ever, twenty-one year old Kidada was left to search for her place in the world. She would find it in Tupac, ironically after he’d blasted her interracial family in an interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:19

ENCORE: Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.

8/16/2023
Faith Evans met and married Christopher Wallace in 1994. Within a year, they both became stars. The new marriage suffered under their grueling work schedules, but their connection remained strong, despite external drama and pressure. Just as Biggie was looking forward to the next stage of his life, though, it all caught up with them. Sources for this episode can be found on our website. For more info on About a Girl and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:07