The idea of Rickie Lee Jones having to come back from obscurity once would have seemed absurd. In 1979, she was a 24-year-old pop star with a statement-making debut album, her first of two Rolling Stone magazine covers and an enviable self-confidence. Her hit single “Chuck E’s in Love” was everywhere, providing listeners a glimpse into the bohemian Los Angeles life she shared with then-boyfriend Tom Waits and their musician pal Chuck E. Weiss. Drugs, alcohol and heartbreak followed, and, just like that, Jones was no longer there.Except she was.

Source: An interview with Rickie Lee Jones, performing Aug. 18 in Fort Lauderdale –
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