A Night in with Tracey Thorn

Fane Online presents a night in with Tracey Thorn to mark the publication of My Rock ’n’ Roll Friend


Friday 2nd April, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event


About the Event

In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey’s music career was just beginning, while Lindy, drummer for The Go-Betweens, was ten years her senior. They became confidantes, comrades and best friends, a relationship cemented by gossip and feminism, books and gigs and rock ’n’ roll love affairs.

Now, Thorn is celebrating the publication of My Rock ’n’ Roll Friend – an exploration of female friendship and the highs and lows of being a woman within the male-dominated music industry.

Join Thorn in conversation, as she reflects on how Morrison – a headstrong heroine blazing her way through a male-dominated industry – came to be a kind of mentor to her; they shared the joy and the struggle of being women in a band, trying to outwit and face down a chauvinist music media. Taking stock of thirty-seven years of friendship, Thorn will share details of connection and affection between two women who seem to be either complete opposites or mirror images of each other. She’ll also confront the distorting prism of the male gaze, asking what people see, who does the looking, and ultimately who writes women out of – and back into – history.

With the chance to ask your own burning questions, this is a night with the iconic singer-songwriter and bestselling author that you do not want to miss.


In partnership with At Home with 4 Indies, the ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a SIGNED copy of My Rock 'n' Roll Friend, worth £16.99, deliverable to any UK address. The 'Stream' package consists of a ticket to the live stream only. 

For one night only the event will initially be broadcast on 2nd April at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.

If you have any questions, please email faneonline@fane.co.uk

About the Book

My Rock ’n’ Roll Friend
My Rock ’n’ Roll Friend

Tracey Thorn

Publisher:Canongate Books Ltd

Publication date:1 Apr 2021


4.50 out of 5
5 reviews
"... (an) entertaining, affectionate and righteous book"
The Guardian
"a philosophical and furious memoir"
The Observer
"The idea of reclaiming women’s history is still necessary in 2021 and Thorn, who is a beautiful memoirist, does it with grace and lightness."
The Daily Telegraph
"Tracey Thorn’s laser-sharp account of a 37-year friendship"
Irish Times
"a vivid and heartfelt tribute to a mentor, fellow musician and "headstrong heroine blazing her way through a male-dominated industry""
The Bookseller

An exploration of female friendship and women in music, from the iconic singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Another Planet and Bedsit Disco Queen