Love them or loathe them, you can’t deny that The Beatles were and are still one of the UK’s most iconic bands. Did you know that there’s an ‘International Beatleweek Festival’, which celebrates the music of the most famous pop group the world has ever known, in the city where it all began, Liverpool. The festival is being held this year from 21st - 27th August.
With a wealth of Brit pop & rock based biopics hitting the cinema recently, with ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (for which Rami Malek won an Oscar for Best Actor) we thought it only right to take a little trip down memory lane and remember all of the best of British musical talent Queen Estimates of Queen’s record sales range from 170 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, in Rolling Stone ranked Elton John 49th on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era.
Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music.
The Rolling Stones have sold over 240 million albums worldwide and have held over 48 tours of varying length, including three of the highest-grossing tours of all time: Bridges to Babylon Tour, Voodoo Lounge Tour, and A Bigger Bang Tour.
Despite little radio or television support, Iron Maiden are considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, with The Sunday Times reporting in 2017 that the band have sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide. Singer Bruce Dickinson even holds a pilot’s licence and flys the band’s very own plane named ‘Ed Force One’ named after the band’s longtime zombie creature mascot Eddie.