The Last Bohemians

S3 Ep2: Dana Gillespie: the Swinging Sixties wild child on sex, spirituality and Ziggy Stardust

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Dana Gillespie (1949-) is one of the few remaining women who was at the centre of the Sixties and Seventies in London and in New York. She's lived a life as starry and storied as Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenburg – so why hasn't anyone heard of her? In the 1980s, she reinvented herself as a blues singer, founded the Mustique blues festival and has now released upwards of 70 albums, including 13 in Sanskrit. You can still see her performing every month at a venue called the Temple of Music And Art in south London.