Joey Mellen

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Joseph "Joey" Mellen (born September 1939) is the British-born author of Bore Hole, a book about his attempts at self-trepanation, influenced by Bart Huges, and his eventual success with the help of his partner Amanda Feilding.[1][2][3] Mellen then filmed Amanda's own self-trepanation for a documentary entitled "Heartbeat in the Brain".[2]

Mellen and Feilding lived together from late 1960s to the early 1990. They had two sons, Rock Basil Hugo Feilding Mellen (born 1979) and Cosmo Birdie Feilding Mellen (born 1985).[4]

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  1. ^ "Q. How do hippy aristocrats broaden their minds? A. They bore holes in their heads". Evening Standard. September 14, 1995. 
  2. ^ a b "EUREKA!". DAILY MAIL. November 18, 2004. 
  3. ^ Birth date from Bore Hole
  4. ^ "Like a hole in the head". The Sunday Independent. August 31, 2008. 

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