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Why Terence Trent D'Arby became Sananda Maitreya: "It was that or death"

Paul Lester, Guardian, The, 5 October 2017

In 1987, his debut album saw him hailed as a rival to Michael Jackson and Prince — but then his star crashed and burned. He talks about the nervous breakdown that triggered his identity change, living as a recluse and the music industry's "Olympian" conspiracy to bring him down.

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