THE GENERALIST has been contacted by Leslie-Ann Coles, the director of 'Melody Makers' a film which began by being a profile of the paper's chief contributing photographer Barrie Wentzell (1965-1975) but, as I understand it, broadens out to include most of the main journalists on the paper.
She writes that the film is now hitting festivals and will be screened in London on Sept. 24th and 28th. She says: "It looks awesome on the big screen and all the journalists and Barrie Wentzel will be on hand." More details when I get them.
For those interested in the history of one of the great British musioc papers it sounds like a must.
See trailer here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjgmxLdaC8c
The nearest thing to an official history of the paper was published in 1999: Melody Maker: History of 20th Century Popular Music by Nick Johnstone [Bloomsbury]