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British Rock

Initial attempts to emulate American rock and roll from artists such as Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley took place in Britain in the mid-1950s and lead to the development of skiffle. Through the 1960s the first British invasion took place with a variety of blues/rock-oriented artists such as The Rolling Stones and pop/rock-oriented artists such as The Beatles garnering worldwide popularity. Since then, the United Kingdom has played an important role in a variety of rock music related scenes from shoegaze to power pop to pub rock and far more. Read more on

The Black Sparrows

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