What makes “The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music” so entertaining are the scathing opinions and colorful stories. At times, you want to talk back to critic Dylan Jones, British GQ editor. He devotes more than 20 pages to Keith Richards and fewer than half that to Mick Jagger. Sometimes he mixes it up with an entry, not about a rock band or solo artist, but about, say, the magic of the Laurel Canyon Country Store or music in shops.
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