When it comes to rock music, the British invasion is undeniable. The UK scene has created some of the world’s most terrific bands of all time whose tracks have been played since today.
From Blur to the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, we’ve tried to gather the most epic English rock bands in a single article. Read on.
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The Beatles Led Zeppelin Pink Floyd The Rolling Stones Oasis Queen Blur Black Sabbath The Beatles There is no doubt that The Beatles are the greatest British rock band the world has ever known. Founded back in 1960 in rainy Liverpool, these guys were real pioneers of their time who constantly pushed boundaries through their music and lyrics. Declaring 600 million of sales, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr were part of the best-selling music artist worldwide.
Led Zeppelin Perhaps, no person on Earth doesn’t know “Stairway to Heaven” (and doesn’t love it to bits). Coming straight from London, these hard rock monsters were influential and breaking new ground. Their music was liberal, one of its kind. As a matter of fact, “Communication Breakdown” is often pointed as the first heavy metal song.
Pink Floyd Shortly after its foundation in 1965, the progressive rock band, Pink Floyd, was recognized for its drawn-out compositions, sonic experimentation, deep lyrics, and flashy live concerts. A real pearl in the British rock music jewel!
Besides, the legendary guitarist David Jon Gilmour is still ruling the stage with its solo shows.
The Rolling Stones Did you know that the childhood buddies Mick Jagger and Keith Richards initially established a musical duo in the early 1950s before settling the legendary Rolling Stones with Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Ian Stewart? Since then, they have gifted us with unreal songs, such as “Angie”, “Under my thumb”, “Satisfaction” and many more.
Oasis We bet no karaoke night goes without “Wonderwall”. In general, Oasis’s tunes are some of the most recognizable and instantaneous British rock songs ever recorded. And that’s before you even consider the magnetism of the band members, even though the Gallagher brothers are in a constant war for the past two decades.
Queen The British band Queen was incomparable when putting a live show. Freddie Mercury’s epic vocals and the band’s incredible sense of display made them one of the most loved bands of the 70s and 80s. And even though Freddie’s early death shocked the world in 1991, Queen’s legacy is as big today as it has ever been.
Blur The British band Blur founded back in 1988 in London has always been compared to Oasis. The only similarity we could think of was the fact they were two of the most influential bands of the decade (and that’s it). “Charmless man”. “Parklife”, and “Sunday Sunday” are just a drop into the ocean of great hits given to the world by Blur.
Black Sabbath In the late 60s, the legendary and super eccentric Ozzy Osbourne hooked on with fellow Geerezer Butler, Bill Ward, and Tony Iommi to create Black Sabbath – a true heavy metal pioneer. The group influenced the British music scene by bringing to life evergreens, such as “Paranoid”, “War Pigs” and “Iron Man”.
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