Dickon Edwards

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Dickon Edwards
Background information
Birth name Richard Edwards
Also known as Dickon Angel
Born (1971-09-03) 3 September 1971 (age 47)
Origin Bildeston, Suffolk, England
Genres Indie pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Associated acts Fosca
Website Dickon Edwards

Dickon Edwards (born Richard Edwards; 3 September 1971), also known as Dickon Angel, is a London-based indie pop musician and diarist.[1] He was a founding member of the bands Orlando and Fosca, and briefly played guitar in the band Spearmint.[2][3]

Known for his dandy aesthetic,[4] Dickon has peroxide blonde hair and is often seen in a white, blue, or silver-grey three-piece suit, the silver-grey suit being a bequest from fellow London dandy Sebastian Horsley.[5]

He has kept a blog called The Diary at the Centre of the Earth since 8 December, 1997.[6] Excerpts from the blog were included in Travis Elborough and Nick Rennison's A London Year[7] and in the follow-up title A Traveller's Year.[8]

In March 2008 he released a printed collection of lyrics titled The Portable Dickon Edwards, which was released in a limited edition alongside Fosca's The Painted Side of the Rocket album.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Edwards is a son of the quiltmaker and author Lynne Edwards MBE,[10] and the cartoonist Brian "Bib" Edwards.[11][12] His brother was the Adam Ant[13] guitarist, Tom Edwards.[14]


  1. ^ Top Ten Literary Diarists The Guardian. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  2. ^ Dickon Edwards The Minds Construction Quarterly. Winter 2003. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  3. ^ A Spearmint Biography Spearmint.net. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  4. ^ I am Dandy has arrived! Lives of the Dandies. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  5. ^ Fix Up Look Sharp: Dickon Edwards Meets Turbonegro's English Gent The Quietus. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  6. ^ The Diary at the Centre of the Earth Dickonedwards.co.uk. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  7. ^ Introduction A London Year. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  8. ^ Contributors A Travellers Year. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  9. ^ Press Release for Painted Side of the Rocket. Butisitart.org. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  10. ^ Bildeston - Former teacher lands honour for craftwork Suffolk Free Press'. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  11. ^ http://hoopercomicart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/tribute-to-brian-bib-edwards-by-john.html
  12. ^ http://www.dickonedwards.com/diary/index.php/archive/seeing-dad/
  13. ^ http://www.nme.com/news/music/adam-ant-cancels-shows-guitarist-dies-1961201
  14. ^ http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/fundraising-page-launched-for-suffolk-based-adam-ant-guitarist-tom-edwards-1-4888556

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