‘On reflection, it’s very uncool’: readers’ scrapbooks of pop fandom

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With the Wham! documentary showcasing Andrew Ridgeley’s mum’s scrapbooks of their profession, readers share their own shrines to Roxy Music, Metallica, David Bowie and more

I was obsessive about Roxy Music as a youngster. I heard their first two albums at a Scouts gathering and was hooked. Every week, I might buy the maagzines Sounds, NME and Melody Maker if that they had any Roxy-related articles or photographs, and take my scissors to them for the scrapbook [pictured above]. I ultimately noticed them at Birmingham Odeon in 1974 and nonetheless have the pristine programme and ticket stub. I never imagined that a few years later I might be photographing them and Bryan solo for Getty. Wanting via the e-book brings again many pleased reminiscences of my youth. Steve Thorne, 64, Warwick

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