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Friday, April 10, 2009

Dick Tatham

Dick Tatham and Petula Clark

Dick Tatham was briefly a contributor to Boys' World in the early 1960s but was better known as a music journalist for Record Mirror, Crescendo, Billboard, Disc and Valentine. He also wrote music articles for D. C. Thomson's girls' papers Jackie and Diana. He lived in the Balham and Streatham areas of London in the late-1950s and early- to mid-1960s but that's all I've been able to discover.

Update: 19 December 2012. Tatham's full name was Richard Maurice Tatham, born in Steyning, Sussex, on 8 July 1917, the son of Guy Edgar Tatham and his wife Ethel Maude (nee Disher). He died in Surrey in around August 1981.

Non-fiction
The Wonderful Tommy Steel. Picture-story album. London, Record Mirror Cardfront Publishers, 1957.
Football Champions. London, 1965.
The Bay City Rollers Yearbook. London, Phoebus, 1975.
Elton John, with Tony Jasper. London, Octopus Books, in association with Phoebus, 1976.
Elvis. London, Phoebus, 1977.
The Incredible Bee Gees. London, Futura Publications, 1979.

Others
Cliff and His Wonderful Life, foreword by Dick Tatham. London, Go Magazine, 1964.

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