When buying a theatre programme, should we expect a brief list of shows someone has worked on, or detailed profiles of performers and creatives? David Lister thinks more content is needed to make them worth buyingMore and more, this is my feeling on visits to the theatre. It’s not so much the cost of the thing.
No one who saw it will ever forget Sparks’s early seventies debut on Top of the Pops. Playing their breakthrough hit "This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us" there was singer Russell Mael with a striking falsetto and equally striking long curls and the full rock star looks, and on the keyboards his older brother Ron. No rock star looks there, but a chilling, demonic stare and a Charlie Chaplin moustache. In the era that was still glam rock, you could say this made an impact.
Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock StarsBy David HepworthBantam Press, £20One can argue about the most famous rock stars, albums and songs. But there can be no argument about which is the most famous fete in the history of music, probably in the history of the world. It was the one in Woolton, Liverpool on 6 July 1957. There the 16 year-old John Lennon met the 15 year-old Paul McCartney.
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Selecting a term
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