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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series that brings to light the stories of women who inspired some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. Angie Bowie, Jane Asher, Rita Marley, Pam Courson... Host Eleanor Wells brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different. About A Girl episodes are based on true events, however, certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes.

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About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series that brings to light the stories of women who inspired some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. Angie Bowie, Jane Asher, Rita Marley, Pam Courson... Host Eleanor Wells brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different. About A Girl episodes are based on true events, however, certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes.

    Donna Ludwig & Ritchie Valens — Donna

    Donna Ludwig & Ritchie Valens — Donna

    Los Angeles, 1957. In the time of drive-in movies and sock hops, high school student Donna Ludwig liked to sneak out of the house to have fun with her friends. On one night out, she met a young guitarist named Richard Valenzuela and was immediately smitten. As Ritchie Valens, he would have a chart-topping hit with a song he wrote for her, before his life was tragically cut short.
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    • 30 min
    Audrey & Hank Williams — Lovesick Blues

    Audrey & Hank Williams — Lovesick Blues

    In rural Alabama, circa World War II, a farm girl named Audrey Mae Sheppard was at the tail end of a series of bad decisions. An ill-fated marriage and a pregnancy made her a single mother at the age of 18, and she’d had to move back home. An aspiring singer herself, she one day discovered an unassuming, lanky singer-songwriter named Hank Williams, and they fell in love. Their tumultuous union was defined by her singular, driving ambition to make them both stars.
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    • 29 min
    Priscilla & Elvis Presley — It’s Now Or Never

    Priscilla & Elvis Presley — It’s Now Or Never

    In 1959, an American teenager named Priscilla Beaulieu, daughter of an Air Force officer, was living in West Germany. Lonely and bored, she was introduced to another American who understood the feeling. Elvis Presley, already a huge star, was serving a stint in the U.S. Army, and fell in love with the beautiful, though very young girl. The troubling relationship only became more complicated as the years passed.
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    • 35 min
    Rita & Bob Marley — Is This Love

    Rita & Bob Marley — Is This Love

    In 1962, the Caribbean island of Jamaica gained independence from Great Britain, and the fledgling nation yearned to establish an identity of its own. Two years later, Rita Anderson was a teenage single mother living in the impoverished Kingston suburb of Trenchtown, in search of something beyond her circumstances. She would find it as a singer in a rocksteady group. That would lead her to discover her twin flame: a shy young man who also saw music as his ticket out of Trenchtown. His name was Bob Marley. 
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    • 31 min
    Jane Asher & Paul McCartney — Yesterday

    Jane Asher & Paul McCartney — Yesterday

    By the time she was seventeen, London actress Jane Asher had already made a name for herself, onstage, in films, and in 1963 as a panelist on the BBC’s Juke Box Jury, a popular musical variety show. Due to her youth and popularity, she was offered an opportunity: interviewing The Beatles after their upcoming Royal Albert Hall concert. This simple assignment would be the start of a five-year relationship with Paul McCartney and a wild journey through the eye of Beatlemania and the 1960s cultural revolution, during which Jane would truly find herself.  
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    • 31 min
    Peggy Lipton & Quincy Jones — In The Heat of the Night

    Peggy Lipton & Quincy Jones — In The Heat of the Night

    In the early 1970s, actress Peggy Lipton was at a crossroads. She was the beautiful star of The Mod Squad, admired by girls and desired by men. And yet, she could not make a real relationship last, not until she met Quincy Jones, bandleader, record producer, and composer of Oscar-winning films. Sure, he was 13 years her elder, twice (and still) married with four kids. And never mind the roiling legacy of racism in America that would haunt their relationship. She knew he was the one.
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    • 33 min

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It’s always so fascinating to hear the stories of everyone else who were around some of musics biggest stars, and even more so when it’s the strong women behind them. Often forgotten or overlooked, or just downright looked down upon, this podcast is making a space for their stories to be heard. Eleanor’s narration and storytelling is beautiful, I cannot wait for more episodes!

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