Last Chance Texaco

Chronicles of a Troubadour

Rickie Lee Jones
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A tender and intimate memoir by one of the most remarkable, trailblazing and tenacious women in music.

Have you met Ms. Jones? One weekend night on prime time television, a then-unknown singer and vital part of the burgeoning Los Angeles jazz pop scene skyrocketed to fame overnight after a now iconic performance on Saturday Night Live. The year was 1979, the song 'Chuck E's in Love,' and the singer, donning her trademark red beret, was the soon to be pronounced 'Duchess of Coolsville' (Time), Rickie Lee Jones.

Last Chance Texaco is the first-ever account of the life of one of rock's hardest working women, in her own words. With candour and lyricism Rickie Lee Jones takes us on the journey of her exceptional life: from her nomadic childhood as the granddaughter of vaudevillian performers to her father's abandonment of the family and her years as a teenage runaway, from her beginnings at LA's Troubadour club to her tumultuous relationship with Tom Waits, her battle with drugs, motherhood as a touring artist and longevity as a woman in rock and roll.

These are never-before-told stories of the girl in the raspberry beret, a songwriter and performer who has been a major influence on contemporary popular culture.

Author bio:

Rickie Lee Jones has released seventeen albums, most recently 'Kicks' (2019). She lives in New Orleans.

Category: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781611856460
Publisher: Atlantic
Imprint: Grove Press
Pub Date: June 2021
Page Extent: 384
Format: Book
Subject: Autobiography: general