Friday, August 24, 2012

The Celebration of Britain Music Silver Coin

The inscription, ‘All you need is love’, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, links to the nation’s love of sport while the design of Cornelia Parker’s sculpture ‘Breathless’ is how people will feel with the excitement the London 2012 Games will bring.
British popular music originated in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with the arrival of the broadside ballad. Then came the brass bands, still popular today, followed by the music halls of the Victorian era and the early twentieth-century dance bands. In the early 1960s The Beatles arrived and set the standard for popular music. 
LINK Royal Mint

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