Over a year ago I was shopping down in Brick Lane in London and in a junk shop there I found a Magnet Records folder. I wondered whether there were any interesting photos or press releases in it – not my favourite record label I must admit, but still… – so I opened it up and had a look. There were some crappy band photos and press releases in it (can’t even remember what now), nothing of interest at all. And then I saw these book notes torn from a reporter’s pad and was totally fascinated by them, so I bought the Magnet Records folder anyway just so I could try and decipher what it was all about. I am SO nosey!
Anyway, should I be sharing these notes here? I don’t know, probably not, but someone was careless enough with them in the first place and let them get lost – only to be found by me. As Sparks said, “I ain’t gonna feel bad at all, Lost and Found, Lost and Found, Lost and Found, Lost and Found!”
First up, a very ominous sounding telephone message neatly typed out by someone called Roy. Who is Paula? And who is Laurie Miles? What does she know about Paula’s boyfriend? Sounds a bit rum to me.
Going to tour and being away
- Spandau Ballet – altered images videos
- Ultravox – Hazel etc
- Steve Strange + Martin = Paris
- People who think Hazel is the girl who has everything
- Do you think you do
- Lonliness (sic) – why was she so lonely did she have trouble meeting people
2 pages on
What makes you happiest
Always being photographed and have fun – everyone thinks her, as you think her life is glamourous (sic)
I want to go out on a limb. By being a lonlier (sic) person I’ll get more time
Yeah sometimes – and sometimes Im (sic) v. cynical. Im (sic) disallusioned (sic) by it
I’ve probably childish impression of being married
3 years is the most I can imagine being with anyone at all – A year sounds dreadful.
I told people gradually once they’d got to know me.
He’s such an important part of my career – my dad writes the songs.
I’m planning to move into London – Im (sic) moving to Lon. for privacy and for practical reasons. I’m really fed up of staying at peoples (sic) houses. I want somewhere thats (sic) my own.
Most of my day is spent at home. I love buying records its […]
I’ve got lots of friends mainly girlfriends. they’re beyond the stage of […]
I genuinely look for the nice side of people, I don’t know how long they’ve (sic) remain friends for.
Ive (sic) never thought of what I’d do – I shudder to think. I wouldn’t give up. It would […]
Its (sic) been quite smooth and predictable. Success has been predictable for me. Every record […]
I do respect it. I do value it
You’re only as good as your last song.
“In 5 years – I’d like to still (sic) singing in 5 years – Ive (sic) no idea
Most of being Kim W. is not an act its (sic) really its (sic) like real life
Choir, acting dancing I was v. involved – academic school maths + sciences. V. bad for my kind of thing.
Careers – professionals (sic) singer, probably thought I had grand illusions
What sort of men do you like
Would you like to marry
Which bands do you like (sic) listen to at home
Have you met any of your heroes
Where (sic) you dissappointed (sic)
When you do P.A.’s whats (sic) the fans (sic) reaction to actually meeting you?
Would you cope with a miss
Are you under stress?
Do you ever feel trapped by an image – i.e. party frock quote
debbie (sic) Harry
Treated differently by friends
Moving to London
States what did you think
Consider living elsewhere
not really I know what its (sic) like to be lonely – it wasn’t as I am now
leaving school – then going to a college where I didn’t know anyone. I vowed never to let it happen, this years (sic) been hunky dory.
I felt really dull – then I did it and everything was great once I did it.
May – I didn’t see a lot of L.A. I liked the fact I was in America
Buy (sic) the time I […]
college the Clash, Elvis Costello,
Robert de Niro
Id (sic) rather not meet Elvis because he’s up there on a pedestal.
they sometimes feel speechless […]
Theyre (sic) either gormless like Id (sic) feel in front of Elvis
Im (sic) rarely aware […]
I was living in the country in a v. clam peacful (sic) place so it was difficult for me.
I was at this academic – all girls school. There was no one to help me except my family.
Eventually I’d have got to the point – Id (sic) have done anything. I did do anything. It was v. frustrated (sic). I just wanted to sing. That was the kind of life I wanted. I wanted my showbiz to be the one it is now.
It didn’t happen till (sic) I left school. I did b.v’s [backing vocals] on my mum + dad (sic) on the tour.
I wasnt (sic) accepted into other peoples […]
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Well, that’s your lot – I’m guessing the interview is with Kim Wilde, but the stuff at the beginning about Spandau Ballet, Altered Images, Ultravox, Hazel, Steve Strange, Martin (Fry? Kemp?) is also intriguing. I just wish the rest of the notes were there for this gossip book!
Anyway, hope you enjoyed being nosey as much as I did.