Music: Rock Passion

A quasi-religious revival is stirring in pop music. Three of the biggest hit singles of 1970 bow deeply to religion—Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Water, the Beatles' Let It Be, and Norman Greenbaum's Spirit in the Sky. Bob Dylan's latest album New Morning contains a new song. Three Angels, that chides everyday people for their indifference to God. Far and away the most ambitious pop venture into the Scriptures is a new English rock opera, Jesus Christ, Superstar, released last week in the U.S. on an 87-minute, two-LP album by Decca. As a...

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