It’s been five decades since P.P. Arnold made her mark on the music scene with the timeless hit, The First Cut Is The Deepest. A shy girl with no ambition to become a star, a young P.P escaped an abusive teen marriage by coming to the UK in the ‘60s to begin what would become an incredible recording career. However, with the highs came the lows: suffering the loss of her young daughter in a car accident, getting ripped off and dropped by labels, and surviving a serious car accident which left her unable to walk – all the while navigating what was very much a man’s world. This year sees the self-professed ‘glam-ma’ return to the charts with new album, The New Adventures Of… P.P. Arnold. I sit down with her in London for a fascinating conversation. Words Alice Gustafson
In the paddock at the German GP with F1 driver Alex Albon; interviews with Frank Turner and Conner Reeves; on tour with Muse.