This is the blog of Pat Long, author of The History of the NME, the book celebrating 60 years of the world’s most famous music magazine, published in 2012 by Portico Books.
The book is a history of British indie and underground media and rock culture since the Second World War, featuring contributions from some of the most famous and notorious music journalists in Britain.
As well as being a staffer at NME for six years, I’ve written about music for The Guardian, Uncut, Q, Select and Kerrang!. I currently live in London and work for The Times, although the opinions on this blog are all my own.
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