pop is a game for young people, they say. Well, they used to. But now pop – or at least the upper echelons – is a parade of retirees who won’t stop working. Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting and the Rolling Stones – all in their 70s and soon to be touring somewhere near you – continue to dominate the Music Rich List.
It’s not just sales and streams that keep McCartney at the top, with a fortune of £865 million, £45 million more than last year. It’s also ticket sales for his Covid-delayed am back tour. Not to mention the brilliant The Beatles: Get Back documentary, in which the world stared at the Fab Four eating white toast in