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The death of the dream of Marie-Claire?

Jan 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Pop thinking

“Where do you go to my lovely?”

The opening guitar chords of Peter Sarstedt’s song were sufficient to induce a mood of fascination and discontent. There was no Internet for a 1970s teenager to consult, so the meaning of many of the lyrics could only be guessed, but there was enough that was readily comprehensible to conjure a vision of a world entirely removed from the life of a rustic, working class youth.

Marie Claire was the sort of girl who would have been the envy of those of us …