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Fran Landesman

Fran Landesman

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First broadcast: Sun 22 Sep 1996

Poet, Lyricist

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]

Choices

Judy Collins

1.

Judy Collins

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

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Lotte Lenya

2.

Lotte Lenya

Die Mortiat Von Mackie Messer (Mack The Knife)

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Nicki Leighton Thomas

7.

Castaway's favourite

Nicki Leighton Thomas

Down - PRIVATE RECORDING

Roberta Flack

8.

Roberta Flack

The Ballad Of The Sad Young Men

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Book

Rebel Without Applause by Jay Landesman

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Book

Jay Walking by Jay Landesman

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Luxury item

Cannabis seeds

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