A Vicious Love Story: Remembering the Real Sid Vicious
By: Teddie Dahlin (author)Hardback
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Teddie was 16 years old in 1977, when she was asked to be the translator for the Norway leg of The Sex Pistols Scandinavian tour. The book tells the inside story of the romance between Teddie and Sid Vicious. Instead of the self-destructive caricature of popular myth, Teddie reveals a troubled, vulnerable and generous young man. She gives a first-hand account of four young men at the eye of an international media storm, labouring under the sudden weight of expectation at the height of their fame. We are given a closer look into the dynamics between all the band members and their associates. The last chapters are written in part by Eileen Polk (ex-girlfriend of DeeDee Ramone) and Peter Gravelle, who were in New York at the time of Sid's death.
Teddie Dahlin was born in Norway in 1961, and moved to England at the tender age of four, when her mother married a man from Liverpool. They lived in Yorkshire for ten years and moved back to Norway in 1975, at the age of fourteen, to the town of Trondheim, which is mid-Norway. Her fluency in English led to her becoming the interpreter for the Norway leg of the 1977 Sex Pistols Scandinavian Tour. She developed a short relationship with Sid Vicious and has since written her account of those days in the book A Vicious Love Story: Remembering the Real Sid Vicious, released in January 2013. Teddie Dahlin's second book, Fast Living: Remembering the Real Gary Holton, was released in August 2013. A true rock 'n' roll casualty, Gary Holton packed a lot in to his 33 years, including fronting the Heavy Metal Kids for seven years and is probably best known for his role as Wayne Norris in the TV series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Fast Living: Remembering the Real Gary Holton is a compilation of friend's memories of the deceased actor and entertainer. Gary Holton spent some time in Norway whilst teaming up with Casino Steel (previously of the London based punk band The Boys) and had a number one success in 1981. Teddie came to know Gary as a friend at that time. Drawing on her own recollections and first-hand accounts of others who knew him, Teddie completes the picture of a man who never outran his demons but who, in the process, gave a lot of pleasure, and some little anguish, to those who surrounded him. Teddie Dahlin has released her first crime/fiction book titled Access All Areas, on 1st November 2013. It is a murder/suspense story that takes place in the music business. It is the first in the Charlie Hart Crime Series. The second in the Charlie Hart Crime Series, Project Polina, will be released during early spring 2014. Teddie Dahlin lives with her family in Oslo, and in addition to writing books, also works as a freelance music journalist and has a number of interviews and articles to her name. She has interviewed several well-known entertainers in the music business such as Suzi Quatro and Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke) to name two.
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