Published on June 15th, 2017 | by LTWF0
Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson
Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson has been in love with Mod all his life, it seems. Throughout the 80’s to the present day he has been involved in organising many events, publishing fanzines and running club nights. As a major record collector he has DJ’d at Mod events both here and in Europe for over 25 years. Co- author of ‘Circles – the strange story of The Fleur De Lys.’, he has also written music articles for magazines including ‘Shindig!. These days he writes sleeve-notes for the ‘History of R&B’ label ‘Soho Jazz’ LP’s plus ‘Rare Mod’ series of compilations and EP’s on Acid Jazz records.
In 2011, teaming up with with Damian once more, he got to realise his dream of presenting the biggest ever exhibition of 60’s Mod related items. ‘Reading Steady Go!’ proved to be Reading museum’s most successful exhibition to date.
His last book ‘Mods – The New Religion’ became a best seller, and his forthcoming books for Omnibus include ‘Mod Art’ and a book on Skinheads (1967-73).