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Old 15th July 2019
Originally Posted by 12tone View Post
It's definitely the case with women in the pop music world. With very few exceptions, being attractive or telegenic is practically a requirement, whereas on the other side the Ed Sheerans of the world can proliferate.
Let's not forget the meteoric descent of Christopher Cross's romantic ballad career when photos of the chunky-guy-next-door singer got out.

It just depends on the market.

There have long been ugly men in rock -- but not too many singing romantic ballads for the dreamy, stare-at-the-screen market.