Read Thom Yorke Replies to Fan Mail

As Letters of Note points out, two responses to Radiohead fan mail have been unearthed. Both are penned by frontman Thom Yorke, one handwritten in ’94 and one typed in ’96. The first, pre-Bends, is a letter in which Yorke muses about someday having their plectrums framed while his bandmates are apparently recording, while the second is a short but sweet letter of encouragement to a young girl. Pictures and transcripts below, courtesy Letters of Note.


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 CafĂ©”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



thom yorke
w.a.s.t.e. correspondence, 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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One Comment

  1. samira
    Posted September 14, 2012 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    hi thom! im samira from iran
    the only hope that make me wake up every day is that u r :)

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