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Rockumentaries on the Biography Channel

Mark Pringle, Mat Snow, Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 3 March 2001

Not long ago, any glimpse on the box of a great musician was like catching sight of the lesser spotted grebe – all the lovelier for its rarity. Now the schedules are stiff with shows recycling the music of one’s cherished teenage years as kitsch eye-candy for the knowing amusement, if not stunned disbelief, of younger generations.

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