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The incredible shrinking frontman

The preening rock star of the past gives way to a decidedly unheroic new species of lead singer

Mick Jagger, pictured in 1976, is an example of the frontman as rock god. Mick Jagger, pictured in 1976, is an example of the frontman as rock god. (The New York Times via Getty Images)
By Joan Anderman
Globe Staff / August 3, 2008

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Rock 'n' roll frontmen are, historically, a rare breed - charismatic crooners or ravishing shouters endowed with the kind of bravado that moves men to plant their feet at the front of stages under burning spotlights, microphones in fist and personalities on parade. (Full article: 1372 words)

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