A great review on the new book on MILES DAVIS

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The inextinguishable ardor of fans that propels the career of pop music’s relics—packed stadium, world tours, films, biographies and illustrated coffee table behemoths — that’s all business as usual. What is responsible for that ardor—well that’s an age old conundrum? Thus we have Rolling Stones 50, ” curated, introduced and narrated by the band themselves… the only officially authorized book to celebrate this milestone. With privileged access to a wealth of unseen and rare material, it is packed with superb reportage photography, contact sheets, negative strips, outtakes and so much more, from every period in the band’s history.” Alright then.

The thing about rock n roll stardom and celebrity is that there very few musicians of whom you can say that they are unique or even particularly original. The word ‘icon’ is loosely bandied about which seems a flawed perception from the get go—after all pop music is nothing…

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