Fran Landesman

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She has written songs for her friends Barbra Streisand and Bette Davis, and admires Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn. This week, the poet and lyricist Fran Landesman chooses her eight records.

Although now in her 60s, retired to her bed and celibate, she is still writing lyrics and performing her poetry and has just published a new collection of her work. From poor little rich girl to a life of bohemian excess, she looks back at her experiences - free love, free speech and mind-expanding drugs - on Desert Island Discs.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Down by Nicki Leighton Thomas
Book: Rebel Without Applause and Jay Walking by Jay Landesman
Luxury: Cannabis seeds

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40 minutes

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Fri 27 Sep 1996 09:05

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Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestFran Landesman

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