09 Jan Tony Fletcher
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Tony Fletcher is the best-selling author of major biographies on Keith Moon, the Smiths, and R.E.M., as well as a memoir, a novel, and a history of the New York City music scene. Born in northern England, and raised in South London, where he started his own music magazine at the age of thirteen, he emigrated to New York City in the late 1980s. When not traveling with his family, he makes his home near Woodstock in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. He is a contributor to Salon and The Wall Street Journal, and his writing has also appeared in Mojo, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Spin, Newsday and countless other publications.