Grace Jones

Books of the Year: Music, 'Women take centre stage'

These are boom times for the music memoir. The past 12 months have seen some of the most gifted, groundbreaking and downright gobby musicians tell their stories. But what’s been most notable is that the majority of them are women.

Grace Jones, Royal Albert Hall, London

As a child, I was always terrified of Grace Jones. She was this demented collection of legs, cheekbones and thousand-yard stares, and she came with a fearsome reputation for being, basically, madder than a barrel of monkeys.

Grace Jones - a human hurricane

For more than 30 years, Grace Jones has been pushing the boundaries of music and performance. Now The Vinyl Factory is hosting her first art exhibition in London – a striking collaboration with light artist Chris Levine

Pandora: Grace gets Bradshaw in the festival groove

Ben Bradshaw has always struck Pandora as a bit of a smooth mover. No surprise, then, to hear news of the Culture Secretary at last weekend's Latitude Festival in Suffolk ("the thinking man's Glastonbury," according to our man in wellies) doing what could be described as a "Bez" at the corner of the main stage – shaking his hips and shedding layers of clothes to the rhythmic pounding of Grace Jones' performance. Can it be true?

Grace Jones: Still a slave to the rhythm

She's belted Russell Harty, beaten James Bond and brought the house down with her fashion sense. Now the inimitable Grace Jones is back at Meltdown. Andy Gill takes cover