• 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.