I’m probably one of the older readers of The Ringer (Gen X). Your observation about bands who play instruments, I’ve observed it as well and it has always fascinated me. There was a long think piece about Billy Joel recently that made similar points. Prince seems to be an exception. Many more we could mention. I too find it sad.

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Teacher of life admin and curator of commentary. Occasional writer.