British popular music
British popular music and popular music in general, can be defined in a number of ways, but is used here to describe music which is not part of the art/classical music or Church music traditions, incl...
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Early British popular music
Early British popular music, in the sense of commercial music enjoyed by the people, can be seen to originate in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with the arrival of the broadside ballad as a r...
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Music of the United Kingdom (1950s)
Music of the United Kingdom began to develop in the 1950s; from largely insular and derivative forms to become one of the leading centres of popular music in the modern world. By 1950 indigenous forms...
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Music of the United Kingdom (1960s)
Music of the United Kingdom developed in the 1960s into one of the leading forms of popular music in the modern world. By the early 1960s the British had developed a viable national music industry and...
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Music of the United Kingdom (1970s)
Popular music of the United Kingdom in the 1970s built upon the new forms developed of music developed from blues rock towards the end of the 1960s, including folk rock and psychedelic rock. Several i...
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Music of the United Kingdom (1980s)
Popular music of the United Kingdom in the 1980s built on the post-punk and new wave movements, incorporating different sources of inspiration from subgenres and what is now classed as world music in ...
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Music of the United Kingdom (1990s)
Popular music of the United Kingdom in the 1990s continued to develop and diversify. While the singles charts were dominated by boy bands and girl groups, British soul and Indian-based music also enjo...
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Music of the United Kingdom (2000s)
Popular music of the United Kingdom in the 2000s continued to expand and develop new subgenres and fusions. While talent show contestants were one of the major forces in pop music, British soul mainta...
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Madchester
Madchester is a British music scene that developed in the Manchester area, England, towards the late 1980s and into the early 1990s. The music that emerged from the scene mixed alternative rock, psyc...
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Music hall
Music hall is a type of British theatrical entertainment popular between 1850 and 1960. It involved a mixture of popular songs, comedy, speciality acts and variety entertainment. The term is derived f...
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Music hall songs
There are a very large number of music hall songs, and most of them have been forgotten. In London between 1900 and 1910, a single publishing company, Francis, Day and Hunter, published between forty ...
Skiffle
Skiffle is a type of popular music with jazz, blues, folk, and roots influences, usually using homemade or improvised instruments. Originating as a term in the United States in the first half of the t...
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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
The United Kingdom has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 57 times and is one of the most successful countries to compete in the contest. They first participated in the second contest in 1957...
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Kris Kirk
Kris Kirk, full name Christopher Pius Mary Kirk, (1950, in Carlisle, England – 27 April 1993) was a gay activist, journalist and author who became well known as a pop music journalist in the 1980s.He ...
Clarence Wainwright Murphy
Clarence Wainwright Murphy, also known as Charles William Murphy, C.W. Murphy and C. Murphy, (1875–1913) was a prolific British composer of music hall and musical theatre tunes, perhaps best known for...
I'm Henery the Eighth, I Am
"I'm Henery the Eighth, I Am" (also "I'm Henery the VIII, I Am" or "I'm Henry VIII, I Am"; spelled "Henery" but pronounced "'Enery" in the Cockney style normally used to sing it) is a 1910 British mus...
Progressive folk
Progressive folk or prog folk was originally a type of American folk music that pursued a progressive political agenda, but in the United Kingdom the term became attached to a subgenre that rejects or...
Arco (band)
Arco are a British band noted for unusually slow, quiet, poetic music: a gig review in national newspaper The Guardian suggested "an hour in arco's company is the aural equivalent of a day in a flotat...
Britpop
Britpop is a subgenre of rock and pop music that originated in the United Kingdom. Britpop emerged from the British independent music scene of the early 1990s and was characterised by bands influenced...
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Serge Clerc
Serge Clerc (born 12 October 1957 in Roanne, Loire) is a French comic book artist and illustrator.Serge Clerc began his professional career in 1975 in the monthly magazine Métal Hurlant, after having ...
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