Dana Gillespie Talks to Phil Aston about The New album ‘First Love’ Bowie and Her Career

In Conversation with Dana Gillespie – Now Spinning Magazine Podcast

Dana talks about her new album ‘First Love’ which is a deeply personal album, it marks a shift for Dana who teams up with close friends Marc Almond and Tris Penna who co-produced the album. Together, they have put together an inspired collection of songs Dana began her recording career at 15 with Pye Records. By 1968, she was signed to Decca/London releasing two albums including Box Of Surprises, her 1973 release Weren’t Born A Man which included David Bowie as part of the production team, having written the song Andy Warhol especially for Dana.

Her journey in entertainment is marked by significant milestones, including being the first actress to play Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, and she worked and collaborated with icons such as Bob Dylan and Elton John.

Despite challenges, including the implosion of management company MainMan, Dana’s ability to pivot was an enigma of that time, showing a resilience that led her to a successful acting career that ran through the 60s, 70s and early 80s, featuring in various notable films.

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