Love, loss and weirdness revealed themselves in a host of memoirs by some of music's most notable women.

1. Patti Smith meets up with chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer in M Train.

"I received a call from a man identifying himself as Bobby Fischer's bodyguard. He had been charged with arranging a midnight meeting. Bobby Fischer arrived in a dark, hooded parka. He began testing me immediately by issuing a string of obscene and racially repellent references that morphed into paranoiac conspiracy rants."

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