Madonna came to England and the whole place went wobbly. Famous platinum-blonde Paula Yates, wife of Sir Saint Bob Geldoff, dyed her hair brown in a huff, analysts spouted stuff about Maddy’s marriage being all down to “Repetition Compulsion” (i.e., always going gag over guys who remind you of your brothers who used to string you up on the clothesline by your knickers at a young age), residents of the London suburb where her sold-out shows were held battled to have her banned, and photographers—what with hubby Sean unavailable for fistfights this time—scuffled daily with her bodyguards.

March 2, 1988
Sylvie Simmons

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