British Music Legends


Ground-breaking (to break ground – abrir camino, ser pionero)
To innovate – innovar – innovation, innovative
Influential – influyente – to have influence
To lead the way
Cutting edge (edge can be ‘borde’ – the edge of the table – or ‘ventaja’ – tall basketball players have an edge.
Trendsetting – creating a fashion
A “wannabe” – someone who wants to be famous
Up and coming – just starting to achieve recognition
At the peak of your career
Past your best – no longer at your peak (too old to Rock ‘n’ Roll, too young to die!)
An unsung hero – Somebody who should be known for their achievements but isn’t.

Who are your favourite British rock and pop legends?

David Bowie

Annie Lennox
The Spice Girls
Eric Clapton
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Dusty Springfield
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page
Roger Daltrey
Joan Armatrading
Elton John
Freddy Mercury
Van Morrison
Ozzy Osborne
Liam & Noel Gallagher
Mark Knopfler
Rod Stewart
Paul Weller

George Michael
Amy Winehouse
Kate Bush
Elvis Costello
Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, etc.

Phil Collins
Peter Gabriel
Phil Lynott (was born in England but raised in Ireland)
Gary Moore, (from Northern Ireland, was a successful soloist as well as Thin Lizzy member.

Etc, etc….The list is endless!

Some common music styles in the UK:
blues, rock, heavy metal, death metal, progressive rock, new age, ska, hard rock, punk rock, Bhangra, electric folk, folk rock, folk punk, acid jazz, trip hop, indie, shoegaze, grunge, drum and bass, goth rock, grime, Britpop and dubstep.

How do very good musicians achieve the status of legend? How do they stand out?
Do all rock and pop stars deserve (= merecer) their fame?

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