Dear Mr. Pop Star

By Derek & Dave Philpott

Humorous letters to pop stars about their songs with genuine witty replies

Friday, 10 February 2017

Happy February!!

Dear Erasure

I hope that you will forgive my observing that since naming yourselves in the 1980’s it could be argued that technological advances have rendered your present monicker slightly passé. "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way", Erasure. With the archaic necessity of rubbing out spelling mistakes virtually supplanted, via the near obsolescence of both the typewriter and pencil and papers, by a single key depressed on a keyboard (the obvious antithesis to Mr. Clarke’s adroitness) I hope you will concur that ‘Backspacing’ would now be a far more trendy handle for your marvellous ‘post-Futurist duo’.


Derek Philpott



Hello to all 293 of you! We have had a cracking start to the year both in terms of funding and activity, and the book is looking fantastic which will make the book even better than it already is.... which is very very very good indeed 

We are now 43% funded and even more artists are onboard, with replies received most recently from Men Without Hats and Strawberry Switchblade....As ever we don't want to tell you who the others are ... yet

Replies therefore are now in from DEVO, Was Not Was, Dr. from Dr. and The Medics, Neil Innes from The Bonzo Dog Band, Melanie, Alannah Myles, Ian Gillan, Cutting Crew, It Bites, Mott The Hoople, Fuzzbox, Men Without Hats, Strawberry Switchblade, China Crisis, Mental As Anything, Wild Cherry, The Rezillos, Saxon, John Otway, Steve Hackett, Tenpole Tudor, Katrina and the Waves, Heaven 17, The Christians, Paper Lace, Dodgy, The Housemartins, Johnny Hates Jazz, The Wurzels, Peter Noone, Suzi Quatro, Danny Wilson, Racey, Electric Prunes, The Waitresses, Climax Blues Band, Country Joe and The Fish, The Jags, EMF, T’Pau, Daevid Allen, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Nu Shooz, Owen Paul, Steve Ellis of Love Affair, Hazell Dean, The Knack, The Maisonettes, Del Amitri, The Skids, Jesus Jones, The Soup Dragons, City Boy, The Kursaal Flyers, Bruce Thomas of The Attractions, Scarlet Fantastic, Junior, Spear of Destiny, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine


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