Music•Music has been enormously important in Britain in the 20th century•London is regarded as one of the great music capitals of the world•Pop and rock music remain the most popular kinds of music in Britain,although jazz also has a large following
William WaltonHe composed•many important classical works, including the operas Troilus andCressida and The Bear, based on a comic vaudeville by Chekhov•music for ballets, plays and films•choral and other vocal music
Andrew Lloyd WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber has composed musicals for the theatre since the1970s, producing such smash hits as Jesus Christ Superstar (1971) andPhantom of the Opera (1986)
The Beatles• The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960• Gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first single, "Love Me Do“• 1970 – break-down• 1980 - Lennon died having been shot by a deranged fan• 2001 – George Harrison died of lung cancer• Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr remain active
The Beatles1963 - Please Please Me1963 - With The Beatles1964 - A Hard Day’s Night1964 - Beatles For Sale1965 - Help!1965 - Rubber Soul1966 - Revolver1967 - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band1967 - Magical Mystery Tour1968 - The Beatles1969 - Yellow Submarine1969 - Abbey Road1970 - Let It Be
John Paul Lennon McCartneyGeorge RingoHarrison Starr
Britain has many professional orchestrasLondon Philharmonic London Symphony These two orchestras are the most famous ones.
The Theatre•In the 20th century Britain has remained one of the world’sgreatest centers for drama.•Britain has more than 300 professional theatres successfullyproducing plays, about 100 of which are in London, half of thosein the West End district.•Famous theatres in London also include the Royal NationalTheatre and the Old-Vic Theatre