She spent the 60 s working as a hairdresser to the stars, while hiding in a closet to write music. Now, 50 times on, her entry book is ultimately being released
Its 8am in California when Lynn Castle answers the phone, and she pauses briefly before establishing her identity. The 78 -year-old lives as the rather more extravagantly titled Madelynn Von Ritz; interest in her old-time reputation relates to recordings made some 50 years ago, only two of who the hell is ever exhausted. Now, after half a century, she is celebrating the liberate of her first album, Rose Colored Corner.
It follows an extensive reissue expedition of much of Lee Hazlewoods catalogue; he caused and secreted Castles merely single, heralding her into the US top 100 in 1967. I dont recollect, she chortles, but it was obviously more towards 100 than 1! The hymn was Lady Barber, a psychedelic figure whose entitle gestured to her date job: hairdresser to the longhaired adepts of LAs music scene in the 1960 s.
Music firstly helped her abscond an otherwise sad macrocosm. Aged two, she was mailed with her friend, simply six months old-time to what she calls a boarding school, an ancient craftsmanship live built in the 20 s, with an austere wife by the refer of Mrs Sullivan in her pitch-black knit dress every day, and her long, skinny, grey-haired “hairs-breadth” laces wrap around her head. We was completely unwanted, but my father couldnt find anybody to take us. They took us. So we were raised by them for the first 12 years of our life.