Dedicated Follower was a top-selling influential Mod/Brit-Pop/60's influenced culture fanzine throughout the '80s. It featured in an exhibition in the prestigious 'Victoria and Albert' museum in London as a testament to that status (The V & A still own all original 80's issues).
It disappeared at the start of the '90s but reappeared as an online magazine in the late '90s for a few years before disappearing again due to the other commitment of those running it
However, to mark the 30th anniversary, a limited edition special one-off paper fanzine was put out in 2015 and sold out in just a few days. Another one-off issue proved popular cumulating in the must-have Xmas 2019 Mod Revival/Quadrophenia 40th anniversary issue. This lead to a flood of email from all over the world calling for D.F to come back regularly. It also proved that paper fanzines were far from dead, Mods, in particular, wanted something they could own as that is the Mod way of life
Editor and owner, Russell C. Brennan is a Mod & multi-platform artist and therefore can bring a unique slant to many articles. He relented to the requests and brought D.F back. The original idea was to keep to the fanzine ethos and spirit and not let it get too professional and this was achieved with one-off issues. But upon the relaunch of it becoming a Bi-monthly zine in 2020, starting with what is known as the Mary Quant issue he decided on an upgraded look by adding American Mod graphic designer Trace Hull to the team. The interestingly written content, interviews, reviews & graphics all got a massive thumbs up and word on the street is it's a must-have item for any cool cat to own and read. The latest edition (Nancy Sinatra -Autumn 2020 ISSUE) The 4th edition of Dedicated Follower modizine is now out! It's limited edition paper copies only as usual.
As well as a Ska special this issue features Nancy Sinatra, Jez Bird of The Lambretta's, Deep Six, The curse of soul legend Jackie Wilson, interviews with Mods finest: Pat McVicar (Goodbye Victory Road) Punks in Parks DJ Penny Lane, The Spitfires and new singing talent Harriet, plus the best film ever made (apart from Quadrophenia) The latest style exhibition at The V & A , many regular features and much more. It's available at the link below at the usual very low price inc P&P anywhere in the world. (back issues appear on further down the page. All fanzines are only £5 each inc: p&p anywhere in the world) So, this is more a labour of love of Mod culture than a profit exercise. You can learn more about the history of Dedicated Follower below and about the interesting career of its editor on another link. If you have any queries about obtaining the zine email address at bottom of the page. but its easy to order via Paypal shopping cart button below to buy latest issue and all back issues on this page. All are £5 each (although there is a special deal of all 6 back issues bought together for £25 or if you are new and want all 7 issues, it's £30 the lot) Prices inc p&p anywhere in the world. Just click on right side of drop down menu and add which one you want to cart then checkout once you get what issues you want
Below is our March issues featuring the Mary Quant influence on Mod, exclusive Secret Affair interview, The American Mod scene, Debbie Harry, a different slant on the legendary Joe Meek, Twinkle, girl singers, Eleanor Rigby live, a return to retro, exclusive photos & lyrics, latest Mod news including 'To Be Someone’. Also below May's issue featuring THe Action, a Fay Hallam Interview, The Prisoner & Portmeirion, new hot Mod act Subculture, Mod Art, Ready Steady Go & much more. Also the summer issue featureing Paul,Weller, The Kinks gems & David Bowies Unique hidden talent Plus Mod acts Proper, Straight Lace, + Up The Junction, Scooter design & more
All are £5 each (unless as part of a back issues combined deal).
The issues below feature Mod revival & Quadrophenia 40th anniversary articles and an exclusive interview with Manfred Mann founder Mike Hugg, hot Mod act The Grenadiers, Cult 60's Mod singer Glenda Collins, The Future Legend Records Story & a tribute to Honey Langtree and more. The next issues features Eleanor Rigby + interviews with Martha Reeves, Jenny Bellstar of One Stop Experience, exclusive insight into the world of David Bowie, Millions Like Us release, The Dave Clark 5 Story & The Box Offce Poison Story. The final back issue (DF 30th Anniverary issue with Scooter on front) features a Ray Davies Interview, The Manfred Mann Story, interviews with Mod DJs Jacqui Carrol & Wolfman Dave Crane, Detour Records premiere female Mod act Louise Turner interview, exclusive insight into John Barry, Ministry of Ska Story, Honeycombs Interview, Eleanor Rigby interview & more.