I have a lot of fanzines in my archive … and here´s a very rare one … The first issue of the Rory Gallagher fanzine “Fresh Evidence”.
It was the “only official Rory Gallagher fanzine in the world”, as the publisher Noel Lackey wrote.
A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. (by wikipedia)
And this is the very first issue of “Fresh Evidence” (the titel comes from a Rory Gallagher album from 1990 (his eleventh and last studio album).
As many fanzines, the print quality of this fanzine is more or less not so good … but that was not important in these days.
Much more important was, that Noel Lackey had contact with Rory Gallagher and his brother Donal and so he was able to present his “Question And Answers” column.
A real nice addition for every serious Rory Gallagher collection … a fanzine from a fan for the fans …
I have a large collection of fanzine and I will open my archive with a very special one: John Klumper´s “Forbidden Fruit” magazine from the 80´s of the last century.
Forbidden Fruit was an A5 size fanzine/booklett by a Dutch guy called John Klumper, and it came as 11 separate little A5 volumes. (the last one was Vols 11 & 12 Combined) It was subtitled “Uk Singles 1963-1969”
It was bought by a 4 issue per year subscription, and ran from 1985 to 1988.
It was a real work of love, as each band got it’s line up and some history if known, and all UK releases by them and type of music etc.. considering this was pre internet, the work involved was staggering.. (by woodbutcher)
And someone wrote in an internet forum called “verygoodplus.co.uk”: “Probably very hard to find but now at least I now know what I’m looking for.”
And here is the No. 1 … (published in early 1985) … Hard to believe: all informations was written with a simple typewriter ,,, long time ago …
And I will publish in the next weeks all edition of this fantastic fanzine !
And: hey Mr. Klumper: wherever you are: You did a real fantastic job … and I guess many collectors have to say thank you (me, too)