TJ Lammers

Author, rock journalist, music critic, columnist,
copy writer, cartoonist, owner photo agency

TJ Lammers worked as Head of Publicity for WEA Records in Hilversum, Holland, from 1977 until 1982, and as Head of Promotion for Phonogram International in London from 1985 until 1989. In between those record company gigs he was correspondent in Los Angeles for several Dutch media, notably Oor Magazine, Veronica Radio and Wgener Dagbladen. In the nineties he managed acts like Powerplay, Personnel, Sjako!, Gotcha! And Adrian Vandenberg (Holland), Gringos Locos (Finland), Secret Mission (Norway) and Manic Eden (USA).

Started monthly music magazine Aloha in 1999. Nationwide rock monthly glossy for grown-ups in Holland and Belgium, fashioned after Mojo Magazine from England. Was Editor-in-Chief and, for a little while, publisher of the magazine, before departing in 2004. Started music magazine Revolver in 2005, nationwide rock monthly glossy for grown-ups in Holland. Was Editor-in-Chief until 2009, before leaving to concentrate on ghost writing Tony Iommi’s biography Iron Man, published by Simon & Shuster, October 2011 in UK, and Da Capo Press, November 2011 in USA and beyond.

Currently writing book about Nederrock – rock music from Holland from 1960 until now.

TJ Lammers is the author of a monthly column about the music industry in Dutch monthly rock glossy Lust For Life magazine. He also writes reviews for the magazine and occasionally contributes feature length articles, like interviews with Sheryl Crow, Ringo Starr, Angus Young. His latest article is an interview with  Brian Wilson about The Beach Boys’ album Smile in November 2011.

Runs LAMedia, a rock photo agency, specializing in rock photography from the sixties, seventies and eighties. The agency contains all photography from the vaults of Muziek Parade magazine (1957 – 1975) plus the collected works of famous Dutch rock photographer Aad Spanjaard.

And TJ occasionally publishes cartoons under the name Kanninga.

TJ Lammers lives in Amsterdam and is married to Dutch singer, DJ, TV-host and author Manuëla Kemp.