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Mick Jagger Praises Today's British Music Scene

February 16, 2009 Coldplay, Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Mick Jagger, Culture Club, Beatles, Duran Duran, Duffy, Adele

Mick Jagger thinks British music is the best it has ever been. The Rolling Stones frontman - who has dominated charts worldwide for more than four decades - paid tribute to Coldplay, Duffy, Adele and Radiohead after their success at the Grammy Awards last week.

The 65-year-old rocker said: "With British acts doing so well at the Grammys this year it's proving to be a great period for homegrown talent right now."

"And what is so refreshing is the different styles that have been recognized - Coldplay, Duffy, Adele and Radiohead make up an eclectic bunch, proving there's a lot of fresh British talent out there."

Mick is particularly pleased the new crop of successful British acts have worked hard to achieve recognition in the U.S. He added: "I like that these acts have paid their dues in the way we had to. There is certainly an upsurge of diverse Brit acts breaking through in the U.S. and overseas - good to see it. Long may it continue."

The first British invasion of the American music charts was led by The Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the 60s. Nu Wave and electro acts including Duran Duran and Culture Club enjoyed success in the 80s.

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