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February 28th, 2013

Ramblings is now available to listen to a BBC iPlayer for the next week, and is also downloadable as a podcast for the next 30 days. Toyah talks to, and walks with, Clare Balding in Croome Par, Worcestershire, chatting about her health, childhood and family life, how her career began and future plans. A great interview. It’s also repeated on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday at 6am.

• Lots of great feedback on Twitter for Ramblings: “Always love Ramblings but esp enjoying today’s with the resilient Toyah. Inspiring for us who are also recovering from injury“, “Just heard lovely Toyah on Ramblings with claire Balding” and “Just listened to Clare Balding taking to Toyah Willcox on Ramblings – fabulous interview” are just a few of the comments.

Billboard: Simon Darlow, Songwriter for Grace Jones, Shirley Bassey, Named Chairman of U.K. Rights Org BASCA: Darlow, 52, has a long list of song credits including co-writing Grace Jones’ joint highest-charting U.K. single, 1985’s “Slave to the Rhythm.” He has also written for a diverse range of artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Cliff Richard and pop and rock acts such as Toyah and Dollar. (Also reported by Complete Music Update)

What’s On: Toyah is interviewed in the latest issue of ‘What’s On’, the magazine that is available with various newspapers in the Kent area: Former 80s punk princess Toyah Willcox talks to What’s On about her new role as a Hormonal Housewife.

Stroke Association: Toyah is once again playing a Black Tie Ball, helping raise vital funds for the Stroke Association. The event takes place on Friday 21st June at The New Wheatsheaf Conf + Banqueting centre, Castleford. (Tickets: £45pp, liz.williams@stroke.org.uk)