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The 1990's

Popular music in the 1990s saw the continuation of teen pop and dance-pop trends which had emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. Furthermore, hip hop grew and continued to be highly successful in the decade, with the continuation of the genre's golden age. Aside from rap, reggae, contemporary R&B and urban music in general remained extremely popular throughout the decade; urban music in the late-1980s and 1990s often blended with styles such as soul, funk and jazz, resulting in fusion genres such as new jack swing, neo-soul, hip hop soul and g-funk which were popular.

Similarly to the 1980s, rock music was also very popular in the 1990s, yet, unlike the new wave and glam metal-dominated scene of the time, grunge, Britpop, industrial rock and other alternative rock music emerged and took over as the most popular of the decade, as well as punk rock, ska punk and nu metal, amongst others, which attained a high level of success at different points throughout the years.

Electronic music, which had risen in popularity in the 1980s, grew highly popular in the 1990s; house and techno from the 1980s rose to international success in this decade, as well as new electronic dance music genres such as trance, happy hardcore, drum and bass, intelligent dance and trip hop.

In Europe, Eurodance, Bubblegum dance and Europop music were highly successful, while also finding some international success. The decade also featured the rise of contemporary country music as a major genre, which had started in the 1980s.

Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Alan Parson's album Try Anything Once

Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons is an English audio engineer, songwriter, musician, and record producer as well as his own group, the Alan Parsons Project.

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Beatles, The

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960 and widely regarded as the most influential acts of the rock era.

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Beck

Beck

Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.

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Björk

Björk

Björk Guðmundsdóttir, (born 21 November 1965), known mononymously as Björk is an Icelandic singer-songwriter.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Blinker The Star's album August Everywhere

Blinker The Star

Montreal band, Blinker The Star were known for their heavy, ethereal, melancholic, brash and youthful style of alternative rock music

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Blur

Blur

Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The band helped establish the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist & writer. He has been influential in popular music & culture for more than five decades.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Catherine Wheel's album Wishville

Catherine Wheel

Catherine Wheel were an English alternative rock band from Great Yarmouth, formed in 1990 and active until 2000.

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Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde has one of the most distinctive voices in rock music and is best known as the founder of The Pretenders

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Clash, The

The Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for The Cranberries's single Promises

The Cranberries

The Cranberries are an Irish rock band who rose to international fame with their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

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David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades & regarded by critics & musicians as a true innovator.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Deepest Blue's album Is It a Sin

Deepest Blue

Deepest Blue (Joel Edwards & Matt Schwartz) with their anthemic Ibiza-friendly sound quickly became a force on the U.K. dance music scene.

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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello is an English musician, singer-songwriter & record producer, his career began in London's pub rock scene during the 1970s.

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is an English rock & blues guitarist, singer & songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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George Michael

George Michael

George Michael was one of the most influential and successful British pop musicians who sadly died on Christmas Day 2016

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Glastonbury

Glastonbury

Celebrate the world's greastest music festival with our exclusive collection of stunning Glastonbury photos taken across the years

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Green Day

Green Day

Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt.

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Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges.

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Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Rolling Stone considers him one of the greatest singers of all time.

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K.D Lang

K.D Lang

K.D Lang is that rare performer who, over 25 years has matured with a blend of country-rock stylings and playfully punk-like attitude.

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Keith Richards

Keith Richards

Keith Richards is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, solo artist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.

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La's, The

The La's

The La's were an English rock band from Liverpool, active from 1983 until 1992 and ronted by singer, songwriter and guitarist Lee Mavers.

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968 & considered one of the most innovative & influential rock bands in history.

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Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny" Kravitz's 'retro' style of music incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, pop, folk & ballads.

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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher is best known as the charismatic, self-assured front man of Manchester Britpop band Oasis.

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Madonna

Madonna

Madonna transcended the term 'pop star' into a global icon & is regarded as the most influential female recording artist of all time.

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Manchester Music

Manchester Music

Manchester is inextricably linked to its musical heritage. A city whose music is deeply rooted in its fabric

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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

Over their career the Manic Street Preachers have headlined several festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, V Festival and Reading.

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Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, singer, rapper, author, composer and former music journalist.

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Max Roach

Max Roach

Max Roach was an American jazz percussionist, drummer & composer, generally considered alongside the most important drummers in history.

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Morrissey

Morrissey

Morrissey is an English singer, songwriter & author, he rose to prominence as the lead singer of the indie rock band The Smiths.

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New Order

New Order

Combining post-punk with an increasing influence from electronic dance music, New Order were one of the most influential bands of the 1980s.

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Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy is a British violinist and violist & was Yehudi Menuhin’s most famous protégé, studying first at the Menuhin School.

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Nirvana

Nirvana

Nirvana were an American rock music band formed by Kurt Cobain & Krist Novoselic, they were considered the 'flagship band' of Generation X.

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Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher is regarded as one of the UK’s most respected musicians and the mastermind behind Britpop super group Oasis.

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The White Stripes give an electric performance on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2002

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Pharell Williams in 2015 on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival

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Stormzy lights up the Pyramid stage at the 2019 Festival wearing a Banksy designed Union Jack vest

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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher owning the stage whilst headlining with Oasis at the Glastonbury Festival in 1995

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Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke and Radiohead playing a surprise performance on the Glastonbury Festival Park Stage in 2010

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Featured Artists

Faces, The

The Faces

The Faces were an English rock band formed in the wake of the Small Faces’ split in 1969, releasing four studio LPs and one live album.

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U2

U2

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group are one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.

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Adam and the Ants

Adam and the Ants

Adam and the Ants were an English new wave band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The group existed from 1977 to 1982.

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Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy's music reflects a wide range of influences, including blues, soul music, psychedelic rock, and traditional Irish folk music.

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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher is best known as the charismatic, self-assured front man of Manchester Britpop band Oasis.

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Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana.

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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky Collection

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The Duffy Archive Collection

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