THE WICKED MESSENGER, UK, A4, by Ian Woodward was begun in December 1980 as SOME NOTES ON DYLAN (4 issues only) and initially circulated privately. When THE TELEGRAPH started in November 1981, THE WICKED MESSENGER was included as loose-leaf inserts until November 1985 (# 1 to # 238), then as the main part of the ROLLING TELEGRAPH SUPPLEMENT until November 1988 (# 239 to # 429). For a period, there was parallel publication of THE WICKED MESSENGER in LOOK BACK. Since December 1988, THE WICKED MESSENGER has been an integral part of ISIS magazine (from # 430). Still alive and well, ISIS is the longest running of all the Dylan fanzines.  information Ian Woodward  


Below is the very first issue of TWM, published in December 1980; the first issues were called 'SOME NOTES ON DYLAN'

the wicked messenger bob Dylan newsletter