tony fletcher http://wamc.org en Rock Writer Tony Fletcher Was Once A Boy About Town http://wamc.org/post/rock-writer-tony-fletcher-was-once-boy-about-town <p>Tony Fletcher, a writer now living in the Hudson Valley, shares an origin story with many of the British rockers he has spent a lifetime chronicling: modest beginnings on sometimes rough London streets, a single-parent home, an early obsession with records, band trivia, and ear-thumping shows. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:33:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 78932 at http://wamc.org Rock Writer Tony Fletcher Was Once A Boy About Town A Light That Never Goes Out: Tony Fletcher on The Smiths http://wamc.org/post/light-never-goes-out-tony-fletcher-smiths <p></p><p>WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Hudson Valley-based rock journalist Tony Fletcher, author of <em>A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths</em>.</p><p>Thanks to a short but brilliant run of greatness, a rash of timeless songs, and focused self-mythologizing by their eternally fascinating frontman, The Smiths remain a cultural touchstone more than 25 years since their acrimonious breakup.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 54935 at http://wamc.org A Light That Never Goes Out: Tony Fletcher on The Smiths