Where would music be without The Beatles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and Oasis or girl bands such as Sugababes, Girls Aloud and even the Spice Girls?
Probably somewhere with better weather, but even so there's no denying the vast influence the British have had on world music.
But what else have we stamped our heritage on?
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