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Author and broadcaster David Hepworth reflects on pop music's struggles with authenticity. Why do rock fans want their heroes to live the lives their songs describe.

Author and broadcaster David Hepworth reflects on pop music's struggles with authenticity.
1/5. Leadbelly's managers wanted him to perform in prison stripes. He preferred his best suit. When Dylan arrived in New York he pretended to be a hobo. Seasick Steve was a producer of disco records. Why do rock fans care that their heroes have lived the real lives their songs describe?.

A Trevor Dann's Company production for BBC Radio 3.

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Mon 11 Mar 2019 22:45

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