Judy's boyfriend at the time was Ian McDonald. He knew Robert Fripp, who was on the point of forming Giles, Giles and Fripp, the forerunner of King Crimson. Judy joined this band, but left when her relationship with McDonald ended. She then teamed up with ex-Them singer Jackie McAuley to form Trader Horne.
In 1973, Judy left the music business when she married DJ Simon Stable, who was Count Simon De La Bedoyere (this makes Judy a real life Countess!). Amongst other things they started a tape duplication business, though she did put in the odd appearance at Fairport Conventionâ€™s Cropredy Festival.
Simon died in 1994 and Judy was knocked sideways for several years, which she movingly relates in the book. In 2003, she felt able to restart her musical career and has produced several albums to great critical acclaim. 2015â€™s 3-CD anthology sold out immediately and was well reviewed in Prog magazine, amongst others.
This book is a very human story of life, love and loss, which seems to capture the zeitgeist. Both Viv Albertine (The Slits) and Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) have written memoirs outlining their lives in and out of music (like Dyble, Albertine was only in the business for a couple of years but has come back to great acclaim in the last few years).
This story is written with top music writer Dave Thompson who writes sympathetically and with style.
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