The history of music in Wales

A montage of Welsh pop stars

Our guide to some of the many highlights of Welsh rock and pop, from the 1960s to the present day.

Decades

1960s

From the success of Tom to Badfinger and Mary Hopkin.

1970s

The valleys are alive to the sound of folk, pop, acid rock and punk.

1980s

Welsh music finally hits a creative and commercial stride.

1990s

The dominance of Manics, Stereophonics and Catatonia.

21st century

Lostprophets, Funeral, GLC, Charlotte Church and beyond.


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