From the 70s onwards, from Rock to Punk, through Hard Rock and Britpop, there are not a few British groups that have changed the music scene. It is difficult to choose which places to visit because in every corner of Great Britain – be it a big city or a small country town – you can find numerous examples of British influence on the history of music.
In every corner of the UK, there is a city on the island with a great musical story to tell, each occupying its particular place of honor in the history of music. Let’s find out what they are below:
There is no denying that London is a city rich in music history, but one neighborhood – in particular – stands out from the rest: Camden Town. Home to artists like David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, Camden Town, or simply Camden, it is a center of creativity and musical heritage.
Residents and visitors flock to the many world-famous music venues such as Dublin Castle, where bands such as Madness (their “My Girl” music video was filmed indoors), and the Electric Ballroom, have performed for over 70 years and has hosted great groups such as The Clash, U2, and The Smiths. Camden Town – easily accessible by Metro – is a must-see destination for all music lovers.
Do you want more? On Oxford Street, you can visit the place where the Sex Pistols played for the first time, in Kensington the home of Freddie Mercury, and in Camden Square the home of Amy Winehouse, among many other examples.
What made Liverpool famous around the world? The Beatles! They are undoubtedly the most famous group in the world and the most important for modern music. John, Paul, George, and Ringo, four boys from Liverpool who in 1960 changed the world of music forever.
Their city has always recognized its importance, enough to dedicate statues and even an airport. Besides the museum and historical places such as Fab Four, Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, one of the most interesting places to visit is The Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles played more than 300 times!
The club has been recently renovated but has kept its original nature. In The Cavern Club, you have played all the main groups in the world and inside, as well as listening to good live music, you will find a lot of objects that reflect the historical importance of this place.
We will continue with our listing in future posts. Stay Tuned!