Podcast: Tana Douglas on Being the World’s First Female Roadie and Working with Legends

Podcast: Tana Douglas on Being the World’s First Female Roadie and Working with Legends

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World-famous roadie and author Tana Douglas talks to Cheryl about her debut book, Loud, where she shares her experience of becoming the world’s first female roadie.

About the author:

Tana Douglas was sixteen when she took her first job as a roadie with AC/DC. Now recognised as the world’s first female roadie, Tana has worked alongside some of rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest names in a career spanning three continents and more than 30 years. Tana currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Loud is her first book.
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Publisher details

Loud
Author
Tana Douglas
Publisher
HarperCollins
Genre
Biography and Memoir
Released
03 February, 2021

Synopsis

What goes on tour stays on tour -- unless you're the first woman roadie in the world. At just fifteen, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager she headed to the UK and later the US to work for a who's who of bands and artists. Life on the road was exhilarating, hard work, occasionally surreal but never dull, particularly when you're the only woman in the road crew and the #metoo movement is still 40 years away. Whether wrangling Iggy Pop across Europe, climbing trusses while seven months pregnant, drinking shots of JD with Bon Scott backstage at Wembley, or donning a tailor-made suit to do lights for Elton at Windsor Castle, Tana did it all. Loud is rock 'n' roll like you've never seen it before, by a woman who not only survived the all-male world on the road but climbed to the top and lived to tell the tale.
Tana Douglas
About the author

Tana Douglas

Tana Douglas was sixteen when she took her first job as a roadie with AC/DC. Now recognised as the world's first female roadie, Tana has worked alongside some of rock 'n' roll's biggest names in a career spanning three continents and more than 30 years. Tana currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Loud is her first book.

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