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Nancy Spungen: If You Knew Nancy…

Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 21 January 1984

IF ANYTHING CAN PUT THE LID on the Romeo and Juliet myth that has enshrined Nancy Spungen in the post-punk hagiography, it will be a new book entitled And I Don’t Want to Live This Life. Its author is her mother, Deborah, and its story goes far beyond the predictable ‘every parent’s fear’ angle into territory more truly bizarre than anything the Daily Express could invent.

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