Author: Lorkin, Linn
Publication date: 11/11/2022
Imprint: Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
You may have heard Auckland’s beloved ‘Piano Bar Lady’ Linn Lorkin performing live, or reading her racy memoir on National Radio. Standing Room Only recently featured her hilarious recounting of her time with David Lange at Otahuhu College and her subsequent musical OE in Europe in the ’60s, from swinging times in London, Copenhagen and Paris to an unfortunate fall from grace in an Italian jail. Here is the inside story of all those colourful escapades and Linn’s adventures in the Big Apple in the ’70s and early ’80s, from downtown $20-a-night gigs to uptown’s swanky ivories, with stops along the way for marriage, divorce and a baby. The Redhead Gets the Gig is a rollicking yarn – with a heart.