Coldplay was formed between 1996 and 1998 at University College London. The founding members Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland met each other during their first week of school.
Queen is probably the world’s biggest and most successful band of all time, but they too had small beginnings.
One of the world’s biggest Nu-metal bands, Korn, started out when they were just a couple of kids in high school.
New York City native Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog (May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005) was best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
The banjo’s birthplace is Africa or colonial America, depending on where you draw the line between banjo and banjo-ish ancestor. But while we debate the banjo’s birth, we can at least agree on where it hit puberty. That happened in America in the 20th century.
Italy is home to many distinct styles of folk music, and much of it can be traced back to the country’s formerly large peasant class. The music of the north was strongly influenced by its European neighbors, while the music of the south reflects Mediterranean cultures.
Roland Meinl founded Meinl Percussion in 1951. Based in Gutenstetten, Germany, the company is a leading manufacturer of cymbals and other percussion instruments. In addition to its sterling reputation for making cymbals out of different alloys, Meinl is noted for its fiberglass congas and plywood gongs—modern innovations in materials and manufacture.