Dear Mr. Pop Star

By Derek & Dave Philpott

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

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Tantalisingly close to the finish line! Progress, update and full list of contributors.

Hello to you all, 

Here's a long over due update on the progress of Dear Mr Pop Star.  We probably should have checked in sooner, but we've been exceptionally busy and have passed some really important milestones in the meantime. 

After a lot of campaigning and with a lot of help from our friends we're delighted to announce that we've hit the 93% mark on our funding! We're thrilled and incredbly grateful for all the pledges we've had so far. We now have just £850 to raise before we reach our target, but the end is in sight and so we're finally collating and organising the material in anticipation of making 'Dear Mr Pop Star' into a wonderful physical thing which we can share with you all. 

And so we're re-reading the absolute wealth of material we have collected over the last nine months of this project and it has been a real pleasure to do so, in the rush and haste of fundraising you don't get a real chance to appreciate each reply on its own merits, we have shared the list of names with you many times and we keep that list updated as each new artist comes aboard but we're in the enviable position of actually having those letters at our fingertips and being able to read the full things at our leisure. And what amazing things they are, of course you will also have them, but you'll have to be patient! There is still 7% to go! 

Here is the absolute definitive list as it stands today... OK, there might be a couple added, but we can't say any more about that at the present time... But even if it doesn't change this is a real hall of fame: 

Dr. from Dr. and The Medics, Nik Kershaw, Judas Priest, Starship, Tears For Fears, The Eurythmics, The Belle Stars, Wreckless Eric, Dean Friedman, Fairground Attraction, UB40, The Ruts, Neil Innes from The Bonzo Dog Band, DEVO, Melanie, Alannah Myles, Ian Gillan, Was Not Was, Cutting Crew, Lindisfarne, Mott The Hoople, Fuzzbox, Men Without Hats, China Crisis, Mental As Anything, David MacIver and Rupert Hine (Quantum Jump), The Rezillos, Saxon, John Otway, The Human League, Timbuk 3, Sad Cafe, Chesney and Chip Hawkes, Tenpole Tudor, The Strawbs, 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, Rob Parissi (Wild Cherry), Daevid Allen, 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, 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, Modern Romance, Wang Chung, The Kursaal Flyers, Fischer Z, Bruce Thomas of The Attractions, Scarlet Fantastic, Junior, Spear of Destiny, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, Bruce Woolley (Camera Club), the B52s.

Amazing huh? So tell your friends about us and let's get on with creating a book. 

Team Philpott. 

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