The musicians that we listen to as part of our recreational time are often lifted up as role models to our generation, who follow their pop idols to incredible ends, often showing the sort of devotion that is akin to discipleship. And yet this is often at odds with a culture in an age where we prefer to remove our heroes from their pedestals. We remember the Stranglers' song: "Whatever happened to the heroes? No more heroes any more!"
And yet this world still needs good heroes, or at least good role models. So over the next month I'll be sharing with you a few examples of some musical role models that I have encountered across the years ... with some of my own comments for good measure.