The Fanzine Podcast

Join Tony Fletcher as he interviews fanzine editors past and present, along with authors, curators and anyone else contributing to the prevalence and preservation of the home-spun DIY press.

Tony Fletcher started Jamming! fanzine as a 13-year old schoolboy in 1977, and went on to publish 36 issues and take Jamming! monthly before folding it in 1986. He has since gone on to write many books about music, including biographies of Keith Moon, The Smiths, R.E.M., Wilson Pickett and others, plus a memoir, a novel and a Jamming! compendium: The Best of Jamming!: Selections and Stories from the Fanzine That Grew Up 1977-86 was published by Omnibus Press in 2021 and comes complete with reproduced interviews, articles, photographs and cartoons, fresh recollections from those who were part of the Jamming! story, and a foreword by Billy Bragg. More information and online purchasing options available at:

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Tony Fletcher

Tony Fletcher is the author of ten books including several best selling biographies, a memoir, a novel and more. Born in 1964, he started producing Jamming! at school in London during the punk rock explosion of 1977. He moved to New York in the late 1980s and has written for a multitude of publications and appeared on and/or produced TV, radio and podcast shows.