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Songwriters: Musical Chairs

Pete Paphides, Guardian, The, 21 September 2002

Today's pop stars, say their critics, aren't half as talented as their predecessors because they have little or nothing to do with writing their songs. But that misses the point, says Peter Paphides. Kylie and Robbie aren't really so very different from Elvis or Frank. In pop, the songwriter has always been the power behind the throne.

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