MadonnaTribe meets Lucy O’Brien
Always covering and investigating the latest Madonna related happenings, to give its readers and exclusive and insight look, MadonnaTribe
has met this time author Lucy O’Brien, who has just released her Madonna biography called Like An Icon.
Among other things, Lucy explains to our readers how she approached the huge task of putting together a book about Madonna‘s life.
“I’d already built up my own personal archive of cuttings, albums etc and had been to every show apart from the Virgin Tour. That was my starting point.”, she told us. “I drew up a ‘wish list’ of interviewees (which, as you can imagine, was pretty extensive). As with previous books, my approach has been to analyse the work, and through that, get to the heart of the person and their motivations. Music is such an intimate, instinctive thing, it’s a way of understanding someone’s true creative self. I like to combine that with interviews and eye-witness accounts”
Lucy adds: “In writing about Madonna I wanted to get away from myths and cliches and get a sense of what she’s like as a real person – in the recording studio, backstage, with her friends and family. I went on a personal journey of my own, travelling from London and Wiltshire to Michigan, New York, and Los Angeles.”
Please click on the image belowo to read our full exclusive chat with Lucy.