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Tanita Tikaram: "I Was An Odd Kid"

Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 2 June 2005

SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO, during her first flush of success as a precocious young songwriter, Tanita Tikaram was lampooned by 'Smash Hits'. Under a photo of the 18-year-old singer, a caption wondered whether her morose expression was caused by "her woolly tights giving her gyp again".

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