Here’s a curious list from Rolling Stone: 20 Hugely Popular Musicians Who Haven’t Gotten Famous In America (Yet).
Kudos to RS for, you know, trying to broaden our musical horizons. But when I examine the list I just don’t get the title. Are they suggesting that, after over 50 years of obscurity on this side of the Atlantic, Cliff Richards is likely to bust out sometime soon? Do they think that, at the age of 90, Charles Aznavour gives a damn? I think we’re maybe being a little optimistic here.
Twenty acts who should have made it in America, twenty acts Americans missed out on, not everything’s made in America … there are lots of titles that don’t need to include the rather silly promise “yet.”