Great British Songwriters / Various [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import, 2PC)
Two CD collection. British songwriters only really started to come into their own during the latter half of the 1950s, commensurate with the arrival of Rock & Roll and the gradual development of a genuine home-grown scene (i.e. as opposed to the 'manufactured' version which the music/record industry had earlier tried to foist upon us). Prior to that, British songwriting had been an almost entirely Tin Pan Alley-driven affair and very few of the genre's established writers would overlap into the R&R/Teen Idol/Pop era with any noticeable - or sustained - commercial success.