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47,003.  In 2009 it seemed as if men were running out of things to say.  Female artists suddenly ruled the charts.  But they’re far from the first to balance beehives, give up their private lives, or sing heart-breaking soul.  Queens of British Pop I, BBC 2012

 

47,004.  The woman Elton John described as the greatest white singer there has ever been ... Dusty Springfield.  ibid.

 

47,005.  By late 1963 the Beatles were making Britain the centre of the pop universe.  ibid.

 

47,006.  Sandie Shaw ... worked at Ford Dagenham but dreamed of becoming a singer.  ibid.

 

47,007.  Marianne Faithfull could never be and never was ordinary.  ibid.

 

47,008.  Marianne gave Mick culture; Mick gave Marianne rock n roll.  ibid.

 

47,009.  Enter the girl from Detroit.  Our first rock n roll queen – Suzi Quatro.  ibid.

 

47,010.  In the mid-seventies ... came the Ice Queen.  A human blade.  A bird of prey: Siouxsie Sioux ... Siouxsie was an instant gothic goddess.  ibid.

 

47,011.  Half-carnal, half-dream-time ... Kate Bush ... Kate Bush set a new standard of creativity and control.  ibid.

 

 

47,012.  Annie Lennox pioneered glam drogeny.  Queens of British Pop II, BBC 2012

 

47,013.  Annie and Dave joined a new-wave band The Tourists.  ibid.

 

47,014.  Alison Moyet is our most reluctant queen ... Alison started her singing career in a punk band called The Vandals in her home town of Basildon ... Yazoo split in 1983 ... Moyet was effectively fired from her own career.  ibid.

 

47,015.  Kylie Minogue ... half-show girl, half-titan ... Her videos got steamier.  ibid.

 

47,016.  Amy Winehouse is the voice and talent of her generation ... She was drinking more and it started to show ... She made the nine o’clock news just for still being alive.  ibid.

 

 

47,017.  From 1964 onwards a group of British pioneers would get in their covered wagons and go West ... How the Brits rocked America in the 60s.  How the Brits Rocked America: How the West was Won

 

47,018.  American Pop was self-absorbed.  ibid.

 

47,019.  The Beatle’s ecstatic welcome had been proceeded by I Wanna Hold Your Hand.  ibid.

 

47,020.  In the UK a Beatle-led youth revolution was in full swing by 1964.  ibid.

 

47,021.  In behind them poured an invasion of British bands.  ibid.

 

47,022.  1n 1964 and 65 British music would virtually own the American charts.  ibid.

 

47,023.  Rolling Stones – their career in America didn’t really take off until 1965.  ibid.

 

47,024.  The ultimate American Beatles hit TV screens in 1966: The Monkees.  ibid.

 

47,025.  By 1966 young America had its own Bohemian king: Bob Dylan.  ibid.

 

47,026.  Monterey Pop in 1967 was the epiphany of a new counter-culture.  ibid.

 

47,027.  America would be the land of opportunity for British rock.  ibid.

 

 

47,028.  For British rock music in the seventies America truly was the land of opportunity.  Between 1967 and 1976 British rock groups became lords and masters of a new stadium-based touring empire.  (Pop & Rock)  How the Brits Rocked America: Go West: Stairway to Heaven II

 

47,029.  In August 1965 the Beatles played at Shea Stadium in their second tour of America.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,030.  Stadium rock would become the golden ticket for British acts in America.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,031.  Cream would become the first British rock band to conquer America.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,032.  On 2nd January 1969 Led Zeppelin arrived in California.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,033.  Stereo FM would build a new audience for the new music.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,034.  Pink Floyd would come to own the airwaves.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,035.  [Jethro] Tull were out there and they took America by storm.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,036.  In ’73 Led Zeppelin were on top of the world.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,037.  Not all of our exports went down so well, notably glam rock.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,038.  The California Jam was Woodstock without the mud or hippies.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,039.  1975 would herald the arrival of Rick Wakeman.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,040.  British Prog triumphed in the home of razzmatazz.  It just kept getting bigger.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,041.  Nobody could have predicted could have predicted the stellar rise of sixties’ R n B act Fleetwood Mac.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid. 

 

47,042.  Paul McCartney returned to the US with his new band Wings.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

47,043.  In the seventies a new generation of British rock fans came, saw and conquered.  (Pop & Rock)  ibid.

 

 

47,044.  In the post-Punk era a new wave of Brits would wage war on a country still enthralled to long-haired rock guys.  How the Brits Rocked America III: We’re the Kids in America

 

47,045.  The [Sex] Pistols did not begin to have the same impact in America as in England.  (Pop & Punk)  ibid.

 

47,046.  The next to wage war was Elvis [Costello] and his comrades in 1978.  ibid.

 

47,047.  The [Boomtown] Rats went home with their tails firmly between their legs.  ibid.

 

47,048.  Only a handful would enjoy later success.  ibid.

 

47,049.  The Police became the first new wave act to break through in America.  ibid.

 

47,050.  MTV was America’s first truly nationwide music network.  ibid.

 

47,051.  Duran Duran led a second British invasion in 1982.  ibid.

 

47,052.  Culture Club – the best charting singles band since the Beatles.  ibid.

 

47,053.  Emerging from the underground was the nascent sound of Hip Hop.  ibid.

 

47,054.  The Cure would become prime exporters of a British melancholia.  ibid.

 

47,055.  None would endure the enduring success of The Cure and Depeche Mode.  ibid.

 

47,056.  One band would trump them all ... U2 created a new stadium sound.  ibid.

 

47,057.  Coldplay and Adele are our current ambassadors.  ibid.

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