From motherless child to wife and mother, from "boy toy" to fiercely independent diva, Madonna is one of the most remarkable women of our time. With a career that spans two decades and ranges from the scandalous to the transcendent, she is a bigger phenomenon than ever. But who is the private woman behind the public image?
Andrew Morton, whose #1 New York Times bestsellers about Princess Diana and Monica Lewinsky have proven his ability to gain access to insiders who won't talk to anyone else, answers that question in this decidedly unauthorized new biography. Morton's extensive, in-depth interviews with members of Madonna's inner circle-- lovers, friends, and business connection, many of whom have never spoken out before-- allow him to go beyond the carefully constructed myths to unmask the real Madonna. Andrew Morton is able to make startling revelations, among them the real story of Madonna's family background; the events behind the violent attack that changed her views on sex and men; her relationships with Michael Jackson, Prince, John F. Kennedy Jr., Vanilla Ice, and other rock and Hollywood stars; the mystery man she wanted to marry; and the darkest days of her career when she threatened to quit show business. In this fascinating, richly detailed biography, Andrew Morton reveals Madonna in an entirely new light.
With 16 pages of photographs
The song also highlights both the central thesis and the principal flaw of the musical and the movie – the match between the Peróns was never a love story. When Madonna saw the lyrics to ‘You Must Love Me’ she was deeply unhappy, feeling that they were not sympathetic enough either to Evita’s character or to her romance with Juan Perón. She therefore wrote changes to the lyrics in her own hand and gave the revised version to Parker, who faxed them to Rice. The lyricist was not amused, sending
gradual process of assimilation, re-creation and reinvention, which is at the heart of the American story, was finding, and would continue to find, its perfect expression in the Ciccone family. The newly married couple seemed to represent the dreams and values of the Eisenhower years, an era of full employment, rigid convention and cultural conservatism, yet also of an unbounded optimism and unquestioning faith in the American dream. Not only had Tony shaken off his given name, but he had left
Secret Garden (LP) (Also 3-ins CD single) 1994 Secret (LP) / (Instr.) (Also 3-ins CD single) 1994 Secret / Let Down Your Guard (Rough Mix Edit) (UK single) 1994 Take A Bow (LP) / (In Da Soul Mix) 1994 Take A Bow (LP) / (Instr.) (US 3-ins CD single and UK single) 1994 Bedtime Story (Album Edit) / (Junior’s Single Mix) (UK single) 1995 Bedtime Story (LP) / Survival (LP) (Also 3-ins CD single) 1995 Human Nature (Radio) / Sanctuary (LP) (Also 3-ins CD single) 1995 You’ll See (LP) / (Instr.)
success, and she wanted that success yesterday.’ In Bray she found a colleague who was as relentless in the pursuit of perfection and, ultimately, glory as she was. ‘His drumming gave a huge lift to the energy of the band,’ Dan Gilroy recalls. ‘He was a real drill sergeant during rehearsals, as soon as the song ended he would want to do another take and start the count down.’ Bray soon realized, however, that Madonna’s skills as lead guitarist were limited and they advertised for a new player.
new ‘family.’ ‘There was this raw sexuality about her,’ Camille recalls. ‘The attraction was there, I mean TOTALLY. But you don’t go there with someone like Madonna because she controls people through her sexuality. It was taboo. It isn’t true that we were lovers, but was I in love with her? Yeah! It was a crazy kind of thing, protection, maternal, playing with each other in a very flirtatious way. Was she in love with me? In her own way, I think so. She loves strong women and I was her hero.