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Rick Astley: Wembley Arena

Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, 24 December 1988

POOR LITTLE PUP. So keen to please, yet so reviled by the over-15's. Some bleak midnights, he must wonder: "What did I ever do to them?" Even his likeness, adorning the Wembley marquee, seems puzzled, mistrustful, expectant of more abuse. Wracked by guilt, I hurry inside, away from that hurt gaze.

Total word count of piece: 370

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