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• François Hardy, Ge­orge Martin, Wayne Kramer and more.

Robin Green LIT­TLE BROWN. £18.99 So­pra­nos co-writer’s ear­lier life on the Amer­i­can mag. Sur­pris­ingly, there is very lit­tle here about rock mu­sic or the in­ter­ac­tions between the stars and the early mu­sic press. A pity, because Robin Green can ob­vi­ously write very well. Mostly, how­ever, it’s mir­rorgaz­ing sto­ries about her­self. Her mother didn’t un­der­stand her, and none of the edi­tors she slept with gave her or­gasms un­til she met Mr Right, with whom she would co-write The So­pra­nos. Green was dropped from Rolling Stone’s mast­head af­ter fail­ing to file a story on Bobby Kennedy Jr. Although Ozzy Os­bourne and David Cas­sidy are name-checked, we learn lit­tle about them: Ozzy was sweaty and Cas­sidy felt that Rolling Stone’s cover story be­trayed him. But that, Green says, was all part of her job, to out-”badass” the boys. Sylvie Sim­mons

Tous les gar­cons: when Françoise Hardy needed an armed es­cort.

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