But none of those chaps is half as posh as James Hillier Blount, the Old Harrovian former officer in the Life Guards, better known to the world as the singer-songwriter James Blunt.
And it’s not just Hooray Henries who are becoming popstars. The Henriettas are at it, too. Lily Allen — who prefers to affect a Mockney accent for her half-sung, half-rapped hits — actually attended Bedales.
Even some X Factor contestants are posher than they pretend. That nice ‘painter and decorator’ Matt Cardle was educated at £5,971-a-term Stoke College in Suffolk.
So why are the charts now so posh? And what happened to all those working-class heroes of old?
Of course, there always were a few posh rockers. The original members of Genesis were all boarders at Charterhouse School in Surrey. A smattering of Pink Floyd and Queen members had a private education. By and large, though, decent chaps didn’t join rock bands.