From the duo behind the all-conquering Bananarama, Really Saying Something is a sparkling, funny and sincere story of lifelong friendship and a journey through popular music.
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MUSIC, FAME AND A LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP.
In the early eighties, best friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward arrived at the YWCA in London, with their sights set on careers in journalism and the media... but that wasn’t to be.
London was the most vibrant and culturally innovative of places, and within the whirl of clubs, parties and new friends, a chance meeting with former Sex Pistol Paul Cook changed everything. Moving into Malcolm McLaren’s old office, they started rehearsing and singing background vocals for Paul’s new band, before teaming up with Sara’s college friend Siobhan, and forming their own group.
It wasn’t long before they’d made their first appearance on Top of the Pops, wearing clothes they’d made themselves, and not sure which camera to look at. Who could have imagined that this would be the birth of one of the biggest-selling female bands of all time? Bananarama!
From a groundbreaking performance at The Brits, to sold-out world tours, party games with George Michael, hanging out with Andy Warhol in New York and a Guinness World Record, Bananarama’s DIY-style and attitude inspired a generation, obliterating all previous notions of what a girl band was or could be. Whether opening up about the challenges of making it in a male dominated industry, balancing motherhood and fame, the hairstyles and TV interviews they’d rather forget, or the joys of writing and recording new music, Sara and Keren are honest, revealing and hilarious.
Really Saying Something is the story of two friends who continue to pursue their dreams their way – and have a great time doing it. It is a celebration of determination and a lifelong friendship, with an unbeatable soundtrack.
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
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“Not worth the read”
Got bored within the first few pages. Badly executed. I thought Bananarama were a trio.
“Was very disappointed”
Once in a lifetime books like this come out and as a longtime fan I was sooo exxited to read something of great interest. The friendship is great but was expecting more from this book as these ladies have definitely... More
“What a story Bananarama have to tell... and it's a joy to read!”
Since it was announced back in May, every Bananarama fan has been waiting to get their hands on 'Really Saying Something'. At last, Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward have finally written their memoirs (nearly... More
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