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Richard Williams, The Times, 2 December 1970

IN THE PAST, pop music has taken it for granted that its groups would stay together; when a musician has left a band, or the band has split, it has been a matter for banner headlines and comment including words like "shame", "waste", and "foolish". Because it is a young art, and most of the bands have grown up from school or college together, pop public and their specialist newspapers have assumed that they would remain as units for ever. A break-up, therefore, is seen subconsciously as undermining the fabric of the culture.

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