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Penny Valentine

Disc and Music Echo / 23 November 1968

Here’s the iconic, if nowadays somewhat forgotten, Penny Valentine, who was probably the first woman to write about pop music with the same passion as the teenagers consuming it in the 1960s. She joined Disc in 1964, and created enough of a following to appear on Juke Box Jury whilst still reviewing singles for the magazine. I’m not going to replicate the work of her obituary writers, but it’s clear that she deserves a place in the collective memory, and that this seems to have been denied her, sadly.

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Peter Asher on 25 February 2017 @ 3pm

I certainly remember Penny with great affection and admiration. An excellent journalist and a remarkable woman. She is not forgotten.


Peter Asher CBE

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