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I've Never Been To Me [Ebook edition]

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by Charlene Oliver

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I've Never Been To Me [Ebook edition]

Not just an amazing autobiography — it's a tell-all on the music industry and what it's like to have a #1 hit. It's a must-read for all Charlene's fans and anyone considering a career in music.


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"I've Never Been To Me," the favorite, iconic #1-hit song that's been featured in movies like Shrek the Third, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and TV shows such as Glee has an even more incredible story behind it and the life of the Motown artist who made it famous, Charlene. This is her extraordinary and inspirational story. Charlene always knew she wanted to be a singer, from her childhood in Hollywood. When the Beatles and the Rolling Stones first came to America, Charlene cheekily got an audience with them—she knew even back then that stardom was attractive. In a rollercoaster time, Charlene's life alternated from parties with Brian Wilson to having a child and marrying young, poverty, physical abuse, and the violent effects of her husband's increasing drug addiction, to joining Petula Clark's backing singers at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, auditioning in front of legendary Motown boss Berry Gordy and to her joy, being signed—the first ever white female singer to be signed to the label. Her first song, "All That Love Went To Waste," came out in 1974, followed by two albums on the Motown label. These were the heady years of parties with Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and all the other great Motown names. Then writer Ron Miller persuaded Charlene to record his song, "I've Never Been To Me," in 1977—that eventually lead to a #1 hit.

Her life mirrors the song in many ways, and it took finding and keeping her strong faith to see her through. Ride along with Charlene's rollercoaster life of performing live and singing in that mesmerizing way to fans all over the world. Read the story of how she had left the US and the music business to move to England with her second and loving husband, Jeff, with the rollercoaster swinging down and up again. The growing international success of the musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert confirmed her as a hugely popular singer among the gay community, and recently she released a new club version of her iconic song in association with Eye Witness. Charlene's story has it all: the stars, the fame, the struggle, the pain. No one does it better than Charlene.

Includes many photos of Charlene with her family and famous friends

Table of Contents

Foreword

Prologue

Chapter 1 — Born In The USA

Chapter 2 — You Can't Always Get What You Want

Chapter 3 — Going To The Chapel

Chapter 4 — The Tracks Of My Tears

Chapter 5 — Moving On Up

Chapter 6 — Your Cheating Heart

Chapter 7 — Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Chapter 8 — Breakaway

Chapter 9 — It's Raining Men

Chapter 10 — Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Photographs

Chapter 11 — Heaven Must Have Sent You

Chapter 12 — Baby, It's Cold Outside

Chapter 13 — Second Chance

Chapter 14 — It Ain't Easy Coming Down

Chapter 15 — I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Chapter 16 — Money, Money, Money

Chapter 17 — All You Need Is Love

Chapter 18 — Dancing Queen

Chapter 19 — Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)

Chapter 20 — You've Really Got A Hold On Me

Chapter 21 — I've Never Been To Me

Acknowledgments


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