Wednesday November 25, 2020

It was a very good year . . . but not as good as others

David Hepworth’s musical tastes tend strongly towards the singer-songwriterish

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Carole King: appealed to a previously under-tapped market of young women Picture: Getty

Music; 1971: Never A Dull Moment; By David Hepworth; Bantam Press, €19.00

Most music critics worth reading have at least one entertainingly crackers theory rattling around in their heads. I used to know a rock reviewer who, for example, liked to argue in apparent seriousness that no white artist with a beard ever made a good record; another who believed that the best way for a band to be commercially successful was to lumber...

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