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BRITPOP
"There's something in the air. For the first time in 30 years,
Britain is exporting pop music again"
1980s
The Beginning
What are we doing here?
They say, in the eighties, there was nothing. Everyone just existed: some romanticised the good old days, some did electronic music, but generally - everyone was bored. Britain was not so great.
Oh wait! There was a punk movement.
By the end of the decade it was pretty much done though. So now people had nothing in particular to believe in. They still had their DIY clothes and wild hairstyles, but no wave already.
1991
Grunge comes to the UK
Nirvana makes their famous Top of the Pops appearance
It was this issue of the Select magazine that stated that Britpop is a thing. It featured Suede, The Auteurs, Denim, Saint Etienne and Pulp. No Blur and no Oasis yet.
1994
April 1994
Blur release their third studio album, Parklife
The singles include:

1. "Girls & Boys"
Released: 7 March 1994
2. "To the End"
Released: 30 May 1994
3. "Parklife"
Released: 22 August 1994
4. "End of a Century"
Released: 7 November 1994

August 1994
Oasis releases their debut album, Definitely Maybe
The singles include:

1. "Supersonic"
Released: 11 April 1994
2. "Shakermaker"
Released: 13 June 1994
3. "Live Forever"
Released: 8 August 1994
4. "Cigarettes & Alcohol"
Released: 10 October 1994
5. "Rock 'n' Roll Star"
Released: May 1995 (US radio single)
— Noel Gallagher, Oasis
1995
Young British Artists
Damien Hirst gets Turner prize for a divided cow
The song Common People released by Pulp in 1996 is voted a Britpop anthem. In a 2012 question and answer session on BBC Radio 5 Live Cocker said that he was having a conversation with the girl at the bar at [Central Saint Martins] college because he was attracted to her, although he found some aspects of her personality unpleasant. He remembered that at one point she had told him she "wanted to move to Hakney and live like 'the common people'"
Further materials
Film
Live Forever - The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop
Hilarous documentary about the Britpop music scene in the Nineties, featuring all the main bands of the scene exposing the truth behind the myths.
Interview
Oasis from the archives: Noel in 1994
Just before the release of Definitely Maybe, Caspar Llewellyn Smith caught up with Noel Gallagher to find out about scraps with Liam, spats with Suede and why people would still be listening to his band's debut album in 20 years' time.
Website
Britpop at the BBC: Class of '94
BBC celebrates the 20th anniversary of Britpop with series of special programs and features.
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