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Why I’m stepping down after 28 years as The Spectator pop critic

In the past three decades, pop's place in culture has changed drastically, drifting out of reach and away from people's lives

10 October 2015

9:00 AM

10 October 2015

9:00 AM

This is my 345th and last monthly column about pop music for The Spectator. I believe I might be the third-longest continuously serving columnist here, after Taki and Peter Phillips. Others have been writing for the magazine for longer, but have occasionally been given time off for good behaviour. You may be astounded to learn that I have not been fired.

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Marcus Berkmann’s first Spectator pop column, on Fleetwood Mac and Microdisney, appeared in May 1987.

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