Dear Mr. Pop Star

By Derek & Dave Philpott

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

Monday, 22 January 2018

Hello everybody in 2018!

Hello everybody!

It has been a long time! But we only post when we have news! And what news we have!

We've just received the copy edit manuscript from our publishers and frankly it is a staggering sight to behold. Not only have Unbound done a beautiful job of making it shiny and pristine in the crossing of 'I's' and dotting of 'T's' (you can see that they had their work cut out); what jumps out from the page is just how incredible this whole thing reads as a whole. It took 2 years to put together (the previous book took 7 but we are infamous now and word gets about) and we have never read it in one go before.

Fine tooth comb-age afoot at our end, but we are on our way.

Lastly, below is THE definitive list of who has contributed

Dr. from Dr. and The Medics, Nik Kershaw, Judas Priest, Starship, Tears For Fears, The Eurythmics, Wreckless Eric, Landscape, Smokie The Strawbs, The Belle Stars, Van Der Graaf Generator, Squeeze, Dean Friedman, Fairground Attraction, The Ruts, Neil Innes from The Bonzo Dog Band, DEVO, Melanie, Alannah Myles, Ian Gillan, Was Not Was, Republica, Then Jerico, Dr. Hook, Toploader, Cutting Crew, Lindisfarne, Spinal Tap, Mott The Hoople, Fuzzbox, Men Without Hats, China Crisis, Mental As Anything, David MacIver and Rupert Hine (Quantum Jump), Timbuk 3, The Rezillos, Saxon, John Otway, The Human League, Chesney and Chip Hawkes, Tenpole Tudor, Shakatak, Katrina and the Waves, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Heaven 17, Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin, Matthew Wilder, Middle of the Road, Liquid Gold, The Christians, Paper Lace, Dodgy, Daevid Allen, Bruce Woolley, Country Joe and The Fish, Sad Cafe, The Housemartins, Francis Dunnery (It Bites), Johnny Hates Jazz, The Wurzels, Peter Noone, Suzi Quatro, Strawberry Switchblade, Danny Wilson, Racey, Electric Prunes, The Waitresses, Fiddler's Dram, Bauhaus, Climax Blues Band, The Jags, EMF, T’Pau, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Nu Shooz, Owen Paul, Steve Hackett, Steve Ellis of Love Affair, Hazell Dean, The Knack, The Maisonettes, Del Amitri, The Skids, Jesus Jones, The Soup Dragons, City Boy, Modern Romance, Wang Chung, The Kursaal Flyers, Fischer Z, Bruce Thomas of The Attractions, Scarlet Fantastic, The B52s. Junior, Spear of Destiny, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine.

Please keep watching this space; we hope to be able to get back to you soon with further updates and news. 

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Tracey MacKenzie
 Tracey MacKenzie says:

Thank you for the update. I hadn't seen one for a while and was wondering if you'd all fallen off the edge of the planet..... :)

posted 23rd January 2018

Derek and Dave Philpott
 Derek and Dave Philpott says:

Oh Gawd Tracey we didn't have you down as a Flat Earther from Down Under! :)

posted 23rd January 2018

Claude Vecht-Wolf
 Claude Vecht-Wolf says:

Dear Phabulous Philpotts, this is SO exciting...and I would rather wait for the best that you can muster! Carry on, dear fellows, carry on :-)

posted 25th January 2018

Abby Hannum
 Abby Hannum says:

YEY !!!!! Can't wait !!! I need new reading material. Volume one is starting to curl up at the edges all the time now xx

posted 26th January 2018

Derek and Dave Philpott
 Derek and Dave Philpott says:

Oh Claude Vecht-Wolf, bless you you've been with is for AGES!!! It is so worth the wait :)..and yes we are being ultra-senstive as we want it to be absolute brilliant!!

posted 28th January 2018

Derek and Dave Philpott
 Derek and Dave Philpott says:

Not to detract from the first book and lovely people like you that made it but this one is on a different stratosphere!

posted 28th January 2018

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