Browsing: Genres

While House is an easily identifiable musical genre which emanated from Chicago in the early 80s and is traceable back to hi-NRG, European synthpop and…

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In the halcyon years of the ‘British Invasion’ of America – 1964 and 1965 – who were the two most successful acts? Well The Beatles were obviously…

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The mid-90s was a golden era for British music, with several fine bands all coming good at the same time. There was, though, little camaraderie…

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On 14 September 1968, The Archie Show, a Saturday morning TV cartoon show, made its debut on CBS in America. The show was a Don Kirshner creation…

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The major new movement which began in the USA in 1975 and would spread its influence worldwide, was disco music. Originally regarded by many as…

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1955 saw the rise to prominence of several black vocal groups in the USA. Amongst them were; The Orioles (their 1948 hit It’s Too Soon To…

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When The Turtles entered the Billboard Top 40 on 21 August 1965 with a cover of It Ain’t Me Babe that turned Bob Dylan’s hip put-down into a cheery pop tune and…

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The story of the ‘girl group’ sound, which reached its commercial and artistic peak in the early and mid-60s, is not just the story of…

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Glam Rock laughed in the face of the pompous pseudo-intellectualism that was becoming prevalent in the music world in the early seventies. It declared war…

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“Bela Lugosi’s dead, undead, undead…” intoned Peter Murphy on the single that released a new genre – not to mention a fair scattering of bats…

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The early 1990s was the brief era of Grunge – a rock music genre which eventually faded after the public grew bored with the I-despise-success…

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Fine in principal, but not quite in practice; The Heavy Metal crowd consistently ruled much of the 80’s, which is why there was ‘alternative music’…

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Madchester (so named because it originated in Manchester in the north of England) was the dominant force in British rock during the late 80s and…

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