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Anyway Anyhow Anywhere book cover

WRITING

BACKGROUND

I was never much of a writer at school. I put that down to my English teacher forever throwing board rubbers at the class instead of teaching us! In 1996 I started a fanzine, Naked Eye, which was dedicated to The Who. This really gave me a bug for writing and the following year I, along with my good friend Andy Neill, began work on a book about The Who. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - the complete chronicle of The Who 1958 - 1978 was a massive work of researching and writing, taking five years before it hit the bookstores. It sold very well and the response, together with work I was doing with Pete Townshend, really inspired me to write more. In 2010 I authored the book The Who Revealed.

As well as these two books I have had many pieces published as articles in magazines, liner notes for CDs and DVDs and longer essay pieces in prestigious box sets, such as Who's Next / Life House, which was released by Universal in 2023.

I'm a bit of a pipedreamer when it comes to writing. I have plenty of ideas, most of which I talk about too soon and never get around to completing. Saying that, I am working on a couple of ideas at the moment and talking to publishers.

I have recently finished a couple of commissioned pieces which will see the light of day in 2024 and I'm always looking for new work or collaborations. Please get in touch if you have any projects which require a writer or researcher. I have posted a few examples on this page which I have contributed to.

Naked Eye magazine collage
Example of Matt Kent Photography magazine writing
The Who Polydor Singles box set with liner notes by Matt Kent
The Who revealed book cover
Who's Next The Who Special Deluxe Edition with Life House essay by Matt Kent
Pete Townshend Truancy with liner notes by Matt Kent
Pete Townshend Windswept Pacific sampler with liner notes by Matt Kent
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