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Modern British Musicians

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  • Dusty Springfield (1939 - 1999)
    Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien[note 1] OBE [1] (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career e...
  • Tom Jones, OBE
    Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940), known by his stage name Tom Jones , is a Welsh singer. Since the mid 1960s, Jones has sung many styles of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show t...
  • Davy Jones (1945 - 2012)
    A singer, actor, and jockey who became a teen idol in the '60s and '70s, David "Davy" Jones' chief claim to fame is his career as a Monkee and his vocal rendition of "Daydream Believer." He was born ...
  • Don Arden (1926 - 2007)
    Don Arden (Born Harry Levy) Don Arden (born Harry Levy ; 4 January 1926 – 21 July 2007) was a Jewish music manager, agent, and businessman best known for overseeing the careers of the rock gro...
  • Val Doonican (1927 - 2015)
    Michael Valentine Doonican From Wikipedia: Michael Valentine Doonican (3 February 1927 – 2 July 2015) was an Irish singer, of traditional pop music and swing who was well known for his novel...

Modern British popular Musicians

Forms of popular music, including folk music, jazz, pop and rock music, have particularly flourished in Britain since the twentieth century. Britain has had an impact on popular music disproportionate to its size, due to its linguistic and cultural links with many countries, particularly the United States and many of its former colonies like Australia, South Africa, and Canada, and its capacity for invention, innovation and fusion, which has led to the development of, or participation in, many of the major trends in popular music. In the early-20th century, influences from the United States became most dominant in popular music, with young performers producing their own versions of American music, including rock n' roll from the late 1950s and developing a parallel music scene. This is particularly true since the early 1960s when the British Invasion, led by The Beatles, helped to secure British performers a major place in development of pop and rock music. Since then, rock music and popular music contributed to a British-American collaboration, with trans-Atlantic genres being exchanged and exported to one another, where they tended to be adapted and turned into new movements, only to be exported back again. Genres originating in or radically developed by British musicians include blues rock, heavy metal, progressive rock, hard rock, punk rock, electric folk, folk punk, acid jazz, trip hop, shoegaze, drum and bass, grime, Britpop and dubstep.

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