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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 2 months ago

Does the United Kingdom and Ireland have a lot better music than the United States?

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Elton John, Queen, David Bowie, The Police, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Van Morrison, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Duran Duran, The Who, Jethro Tull, Iron Maiden, Billy Idol, U2, The Bee Gees, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, Dire Straits, Yes, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Oasis, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, the Kinks, Motörhead, ELO, Rod Stewart, Radiohead,  list goes on and on.  So what’s the deal?

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  • Jamie
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Probably the U.K is better , but that does not take away the brilliance of Creedence Clear Water Revival , Mamas and Papas , Janis Joplin , Barbra Streisand , Jim Steinman , Cher ( early ) Carley Simon , James Taylor , Roy Orbison Lynryd Sknryd

  • John
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    To a degree you have a point. To another degree a good half the bands you list are second tier. I could make a decent list of American bands - Grateful Dead, Airplane, Steve Miller, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Janis Joplin, CSN&Y, Journey and on and on. Headliners but nobody will like everything. Lots of good music out there. And America made Miles Dasis, So What!

    • John
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Can't edit - Miles Davis, of course

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The UK is great, but you didn't have to pad your list by stealing these:

    The Bee Gees were born in England, but they mainly grew up and attained fame in Australia.

    AC/DC is an Australian band.

    Jimi Hendrix was American.

    Fleetwood Mac is a British and American band.

  • 2 months ago

    I love some American bands but undoubtedly the UK has had the better bands and musical artists historically overall.

    AC/DC doesn't really belong on your list though, as they are known and have always called themselves an Aussie band. Sure they had 3 Scott's in the band but they all moved to Australia as children. Malcolm was only 10 when he moved to Australia and was the oldest of them. So they considered themselves Scotts in heritage sure, but Aussie all the way in terms of their band origin and development. They grew up there, they saw themselves as Aussie first, so it's as simple as that.

    • Nick
      Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      Brian Johnson is English. So is bassist Cliff Williams.

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  • 2 months ago

    A flash in the pan. What have they done since? England boldly goes only where others have been before.

    Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley. Bill Haley & His Comets, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps, Aerosmith, Black Flag, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Dead Kennedys, The Doors, Iron Butterfly, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, Jimi Hendrix (fyi, born in Seattle, Washington), The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mountain, Prince, Ramones, REM, Todd Rundgren, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Toasters, The Velvet Underground, Joe Walsh, Andrew W.K., Frank Zappa etc etc etc

  • Nick
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Emerson Lake and Palmer.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You seem to try to be convincing yourself, so why do you need us? Confirmation bias, perhaps?

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