Bibliography

Mellotron – The Machine and the Musicians that Revolutionised Rock
Nick Awde
Ed. Desert Hearts
592 pages

Collection of testimonies from several famous musicians who used the Mellotron (Tony Banks, Mike Pinder, Ian McDonald, John Wetton…) as well as the first demonstrator Geoff Unwin and John Bradley and Martin Smith of Streetly Electronics.

The Mellotron Book
Frank Samagaio
Ed. Artistpro.com
250 pages

First book devoted solely to the Mellotron.
History, operation, models, interviews with Mike Pinder, Ian McDonald, Rick Wakeman, Wooly Wolstenholme, Tony Visconti … Many photos including those of my M400 # 1671 (which is also on the cover of the book!)

Classic Keys

Classic Keys
Alan S. Lenhoff & David E. Robertson
Ed. University of North Texas Press

Very beautiful book on electro-mechanical keyboards (Hammond, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet…)
Very complete chapter on the Mellotron (with some photos of my M400 # 1671)
Text + photos: p261-281

Vintage Synthesizers
Mark Vail
Ed. Miller Freeman Books

Chapter about the Mellotron
Text + photos: p229-235

The A-Z of Analogue Synthezisers
Peter Forrest
Ed. Susurreal Publishing

History and detailed technical features for every model of Mellotron
Text: p192-200


Mellodrama

Mellodrama
Documentary by Dianna Dilworth
DVD – 75 mn – 2008