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Tony Fletcher

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Tony Fletcher is the author of seven non-fiction books and one novel.  His biography of drummer Keith Moon  has been named in many a Best Music Book list, and his biography of R.E.M., updated in 2013 as Perfect Circle,  has been published in over half a dozen countries.   A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths was published in the UK by William Heinemann in September 2012, and by Crown Archetype in the USA in December 2012, with paperback editions following in the corresponding months of 2013. A memoir of his South London schooldays,  Boy About Town , was published in the UK by William Heinemann in July 2013, and is now available as a paperback in both the USA and UK through Windmill Books/Cornerstone Press.

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  On Friday April 13, I saw the Small Faces “Mod Musical” All or Nothing, at the Ambassador Theater in London. It’s an excellent portrayal of a historically unsung band who were arguably Britain’s primary exponents of 1960s R&B – at least so far as they then expounded upon the genre – as well as […]
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Moon: The Life and Death of...

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A Light That Never Goes Out...

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All Hopped Up and Ready to ...

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Remarks: The Story of "R.E.M."

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In the Midnight Hour: The L...

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Boy About Town: A Memoir

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Never Stop: Official Echo a...

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The Clash: The Complete Gui...

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Hedonism

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“Favorite food? Blues (speed). Miscellaneous likes? Birds. Professional ambition? To smash one hundred drum kits. Personal ambition? To stay young forever. There you have it, the world of Keith Moon effectively encapsulated in a few choice words. Straightforward hedonistic pleasures, cheerfully destructive tendencies, and an unattainable goal, except in the words that Townshend had just written and which Moon alone would live up/down to: 'Hope I die before I get old.”
Tony Fletcher, Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend
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“...Nico, dresses in virginal white, sang in a voice one writer described as "like a cello getting up in the morning”
Tony Fletcher, All Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77

“It takes a particular confidence for one unknown musician to pronounce to another that their first meeting has the hallmarks of legend.”
Tony Fletcher, A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths

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