The day the rock star died

The day the rock star died
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in their heyday

Music: Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars, By David Hepworth, Bantam Press, €16.10

When introducing a new talent to the world, the music press loves to bandy about terms such as “the new U2” or “the new Bruce Springsteen”. But in recent years, invariably those much-hyped musicians go on to disappoint, their stars fading as swiftly as they have risen.

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