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The iJamming! Chat: Mark Perry

Tony Fletcher, iJamming.net, January 2001

AS THE FIRST sentence of my mission statement makes clear, Mark Perry was a major factor in my deciding to write about music – though, as the following discussion reveals, it turns out he never wrote the pivotal words I've associated him with! Such is the power of mythology – especially that which we create for ourselves. Regardless, by launching the fanzine Sniffin' Glue in 1976, Mark P, as he was then known, provided the nascent British punk rock movement with its first print forum. By the time he packed it in, a year later, Sniffin' Glue was selling 15,000 a month and had reached Bible status.

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