December 24, 1989 |
Not everybody likes Andrew Lloyd Webber. The critics have roasted and trashed his music. The London tabloids made mincemeat of his romancing and marriage to Sarah Brightman. He has been called derivative, sentimental, superficial, unchallenging. None of this has made a chink in his platinum armor. This immensely popular, immensely affluent composer can do no wrong. Lloyd Webber bashing, the critical sport of the decade, has only strengthened the allegiance of legions of fans.