Old Radiohead Fan Letters From Thom Yorke Emerge

Written by Brayden Darke on April 14, 2011

Website Letters of Note has featured two hand written letters from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, in reply to fan letters he received early in Radiohead’s career. Yorke wrote one letter in 1994 while the band were recording their second album, The Bends. The second letter was written in 1996, and has some encouraging words for a young female fan called Melissa.

Letter #1 (1994) Transcript:

p.o. box 322

23rd March 94

Dearest Rob.

Thanks for writing. Wow! Framing T-shirts. Next thing we know we’ll have our plectrums framed in “Rock Café”s around the world! Or not.

I’m sitting in the control room of a studio in London. – ‘RAK’ where we’re recording new stuff, for the album & so on. Phil is currently playing a wierd ride cymbal thing on Nice Dream. Jonny’s in the corner drawing with an Apple Mac.

Hope you like the new stuff!

all love


Letter #2 (1996) Transcript:

thom yorke
w.a.s.t.e. correspondence,
p.o.box 322,
ox4 1ey

melissa snyder
103 North St

dear melissa,

i hope you get your wish to leave your town and see the world. the worst feeling in the world is not thinking anybody else feels the same as you, but you’dbe surprised how many people to do. i hope you are feeling okay today



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