Soul Survivor: The Autobiography: The extraordinary memoir of a music icon
Longlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize
An Uncut Magazine Book of the Year
A Rough Trade Book of the Year
A Resident Book of the Year
The story of soul legend P.P. Arnold is one of musical highs, personal lows and extraordinary endurance.
From her origins in powerhouse church gospel, the talented singer's performing career began at the age of just seventeen when she joined the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. But little did the young Ikette know that her world was about to be turned upside-down...
Upon arriving in London in 1966 to support the Rolling Stones, the shy but vivacious teenager caught the eye of frontman Mick Jagger. He would persuade her to stay in the city and record as a solo artist, ultimately leading to a five-decade career working with everyone from Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, the Small Faces, Nick Drake and Barry Gibb to Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, the KLF, Paul Weller and Primal Scream.
However, it has been far from a gilded life for the soul superstar. After being forced into marriage upon becoming pregnant at the age of fifteen, Arnold went on to endure a string of devastating personal traumas. Yet the versatile musician survived it all and has continued to reinvent herself throughout the years -be that as a West End actress, a much-sought-after session singer or a renowned pop vocalist in her own right.
Now, for the first time, P.P. Arnold shares her remarkable adventures. This is the long-awaited memoir of a true soul survivor.
'Jaw-dropping.' - Mojo
'Powerful.' - Woman's Hour
'Explosive.' - Daily Mail
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