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Fanzines

Did you belong to a fan club or produce a Fanzine?

There's a whole generation now grown up, who have never known the world without the internet. With a few words typed into Google, up pops many sources and answers to your questions or information on subjects you are interested in. I can tell you that one of the first things I looked up in 2005,… Continue reading Did you belong to a fan club or produce a Fanzine?

1983, Magazine Articles

Fears of a Clown – Soundmaker 1983

Soundmaker - 12th March 1983 Fears of a Clown Joe Hosken goes rock and road funning with Kevin Turvey, The Young Ones and The Bastard Squad.... After the noise and cramped bustle subsides in a hot Cardiff University dressing room, the tired participants of the ensemble briefly attempt to gather their thoughts before the inevitable… Continue reading Fears of a Clown – Soundmaker 1983

1982, Magazine Articles

Rogue Mayall – Sounds 1982

Sounds Magazine - 11th December 1982 Rogue Mayall Rik Mayall of TV's 'The Young Ones'. By Dave McCullough I ASK Rik Mayall, twisted leftest-centrist-selfist, maniacal hero of Tuesday nights television The Young Ones and generally speaking, since his inception as alter-ego Kevin Turvey, a genuine TV cult figure, if people are surprised when they meet… Continue reading Rogue Mayall – Sounds 1982

1982, Magazine Articles

Talking Turvey – The Face 1982

The Face - Number 21 - January 1982 Talking Turvey with Rik Mayall Interview by Steve Taylor Television is such a carefully premeditated medium, all the messy possibilities of risk and danger bleach out  beforehand, that it's rare to catch a genuinely nervy moment of contingent live action. One of these infrequent eruptions recently disturbed… Continue reading Talking Turvey – The Face 1982

1981, Magazine Articles

Investigating Turvey – NME 1981

NME - 7th November 1981 INVESTIGATING TURVEY Rik Mayall's the name and comedy's the game! Paul Rambali interviews TV reporter of the year, Kevin Turvey. Could these two characters be the same man? Physogs by Anton Corbijn. "They laughed at Lenny Bruce too..." DIMBLEBY, Day, Turvey. Repeat it often enough and it becomes a litany.… Continue reading Investigating Turvey – NME 1981

Working with Rik

Photographer Alistair Morrison, Rik Mayall and some Fish.

In October 1991 I went to see Rik and Ade in Waiting for Godot. I always like to buy a programme and in that programme was an interesting photograph of Rik with two fish on his head, a striking and very memorable image I'm sure you will agree. Plus soon after I found a similar… Continue reading Photographer Alistair Morrison, Rik Mayall and some Fish.

Letters, Your Stories

How best man Matt received an amazing letter from Rik Mayall

Rik wrote many amazing letters to fans but there's one particular letter I've seen circulating the web and shared on various social media more than most. It's the letter congratulating a happy couple on their wedding day. But how did this letter come about?Thank you to Matthew Webster for getting in touch and telling your… Continue reading How best man Matt received an amazing letter from Rik Mayall

Memories of Rik Mayall, Your Stories

Memories of Rik Mayall (2)

In these series of posts, 'Memories of Rik Mayall', I will be adding a selection of shorter memories people have told me about via Instagram and Twitter. Each fan has their own unique memory and story to tell, and when you put them altogether it creates a wonderful patchwork of tributes to Rik's work and… Continue reading Memories of Rik Mayall (2)

Other

Two years on and it’s all gone a bit Shit!

It's about two years ago now that I decided to have a go at putting together some kind of website/blog. The interest on my Rik Mayall Scrapbook Instagram account was growing. People were getting in touch and wanted to know more about the times I saw Rik live. Being able to tell people in more… Continue reading Two years on and it’s all gone a bit Shit!

Your Stories

Memories of Rik Mayall (1)

In these series of posts, 'Memories of Rik Mayall', I will be adding a selection of shorter memories people have told me about via Instagram and Twitter. Each fan has their own unique memory and story to tell, and when you put them altogether it creates a wonderful patchwork of tributes to Rik's work and… Continue reading Memories of Rik Mayall (1)