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Origin The origins of music in Britain lie in the songs sung and dance music played by ordinary people. Passed from village to village and handed down in the unwritten form from generation to generation.
Music in Britain from 1920s to the Present Day 1920s People listened to ragtime and jazz. These styles originated in the USA, but still were very popular in Great Britain. Ragtime has lively and spring, and therefore it is ideal for dancing. Its name is believed to be a contraction of the term “ragged time,”
1930s Swing became popular. Benny Goodman and his Orchestra were the 'King of the Swing', as were Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw. Artie Shaw Glenn Miller
The music was fast and frantically paced and led to dances being banned from dance halls, as the young women being flung into the air by their partners showed their stocking tops and underwear. Jazz continued to be popular.
1940s The Second World War brought fast, frantic (and often American) dance music - boogie-woogie or jitterbug. Dances were held in church halls, village halls, clubs, Air Force bases - everywhere!
These bands used household items, such as washboards and tea chests, as part of their set of instruments! Tommy Steele, who later became very famous, first played in a skiffle band. After the war 'skiffle' bands became popular.
1950s - Rock and Roll became very popular. Since that time, it became one of the best selling music forms. Such bands as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd are known around the world Rock’n’Roll wasn’t just a musical style, it also influenced lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, and language. This new music tried to break boundaries and express the real emotions that people were feeling, but didn't talk about.
The Beatles moved through the late 1960s as favourites of the 'flower power' generation - many young people enjoyed 'hippie' music.