TEENAGERS have declared themselves privileged to live in the golden age of music represented by flame-haired genius Ed Sheeran.
Fans aged 14 to 20 have admitted they pity older generations forced to make do with Bowie, Prince and Michael Jackson while waiting for a true talent like Sheeran to arrive.
19-year-old Nikki Hollis said: “Bowie was all clothes and looks, wasn’t he? Just another manufactured pop star.
“Whereas with Ed it’s totally authentic from the West Yorkshire streets. He’s the next best thing to an actual genuine city-centre busker.
“He’s such an incredible songwriter he even gives some away to other people to have hits with. I’d like to see your precious Prince do that.”
Friend Tom Logan agreed: “I don’t blame them for being into Bowie. When you look at the dross that was around at the time, like Led Zeppelin or The Clash, he must have seemed incredible.
“But it’s time to throw that old crap out and appreciate the fact that you’re living at the same time as the greatest musicial artist in history. And just enjoy it.”