#BookReview – Dear Mr Pop Star by Derek & Dave Philpott #BlogTour #DearMrPopStar @DerekPhilpott @ThePhilpotts

I’m absolutely delighted to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for Dear My Pop Star by Derek & Dave Philpott. Before I share my review here’s what the book is all about:

39902360A collection of hilarious letters to iconic pop and rock stars with fantastic in-on-the-joke replies from the artists themselves: Eurythmics, Heaven 17, Deep Purple, Devo, Dr. Hook and many, many more…

A collection of hilarious letters to iconic pop and rock stars with fantastic in-on-the-joke replies from the artists themselves: Eurythmics, Heaven 17, Deep Purple, Devo, Dr. Hook and many, many more…A collection of hilarious letters to iconic pop and rock stars with fantastic in-on-the-joke replies from the artists themselves: Eurythmics, Heaven 17, Deep Purple, Devo, Dr. Hook and many, many more…For more than a decade, Derek Philpott and his son, Dave, have been writing deliberately deranged letters to pop stars from the 1960s to the 90s to take issue with the lyrics of some of their best-known songs. They miss the point as often as they hit it.
But then, to their great surprise, the pop stars started writing back…
Dear Mr Pop Star contains 100 of Derek and Dave’s greatest hits, including correspondence with Katrina and the Waves, Tears for Fears, Squeeze, The Housemartins, Suzi Quatro, Devo, Deep Purple, Nik Kershaw, T’Pau, Human League, Eurythmics, Wang Chung, EMF, Mott the Hoople, Heaven 17, Jesus Jones, Johnny Hates Jazz, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, Chesney Hawkes and many, many more.

My Review

What a fab book this was, making me chuckle to myself on numerous occasions as I read the hilarious letters and replies. I just love the fact that they wrote to these pop stars in the first place, but then to get these laugh out loud replies really is the icing on the cake! Plus who’d have thought these serious brooding pop stars had such a great sense of humour!!

Some of my favourites replies were from Doctor and The Medics, Dr Hook, Tears for Fears, Cutting Crew, Moot the Hoople, The Wurzels, Suzi Quatro, The Knack, Danny Wilson, Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskell and The Jags. I could go on for much longer but it would spoil your fun of coming across all those bands you used to watch on Top of The Pops.

I also loved the fact that they’ve also included the notes that were sent out and didn’t have replies, like the ones to Spandau Ballet, Belinda Carlisle, OMD, The Jam, Adam & the Ants and more.

This will make a wonderful Christmas present for the music lover in your life or just as a marvellous treat to yourself. Go on you know you want to!

Thanks so much to Dave Dawson for inviting me on to the blog tour and for providing me with a digital copy.

Don’t forget to check out the other stops on this awesome blog tour

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15 thoughts on “#BookReview – Dear Mr Pop Star by Derek & Dave Philpott #BlogTour #DearMrPopStar @DerekPhilpott @ThePhilpotts

  1. Derek Philpott says:

    Nicki, words cannot express! Thank you so much for a critique that absolutely nails the essence of our endeavours. And you are dead right – as a famous name once said to us, and it’s oft-repeated by others – no-one comes out of this badly – everybody wins!!! Highest Regards and Respect and thank you for your utmost courtesy over the past few months, as well as taking valuable time to read and assess this utter madness. D & D Philpott from joint facebook:)

  2. Gary says:

    Nice one Nicki. Been around these chaps before infamy hit and it was ramblings of the Dear Derrick and Wilf. Excellent review and definitely one for Christmas! Such an original take on things and, my opinion, brings the musicians back to reality. By that I mean shows they are the same as everyone else…albeit terribly talented 😂

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