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-[[Europe]] has imported many different genres of music, mainly [[American music]], ranging from Blues, Jazz, Soul, Pop, Rap, Hip-Hop, R'n'B, Dance, etc. UK has been most successful in re-exporting this type of music and creating many of its own genres with [[The Beatles]], [[The Rolling Stones]], [[Queen (band)|Queen]], [[Elton John]], [[Pink Floyd]], [[Led Zeppelin]], [[David Bowie]], [[Deep Purple]], [[Sex Pistols]], [[Eric Clapton]], [[The Clash]], [[Van Morrison]], [[Dire Straits]], [[Fleetwood Mac]], [[Genesis (band)|Genesis]], [[George Michael]], [[Pet Shop Boys]], [[Phil Collins]], [[Rod Stewart]], [[The Who]], [[Eurythmics]], [[Dusty Springfield]], [[The Cure]], [[Black Sabbath]], [[Def Leppard]], [[Duran Duran]], [[Iron Maiden]], [[Radiohead]], [[Oasis (band)|Oasis]], [[Coldplay]], [[The Police]], [[Robbie Williams]], [[Bee Gees]], [[Spice Girls]], [[UB40]], [[Amy Winehouse]]... Other European popular musicians are [[U2]] (Ireland), [[ABBA]] (Sweden), [[a-ha]] (Norway), [[Andrea Bocelli]] (Italy), [[Julio Iglesias]] (Spain), [[Nana Mouskouri]] (Greece/France), [[Boney M.]] (Germany), [[Charles Aznavour]] (France), [[Johnny Hallyday]] (France), [[Modern Talking]] (Germany), [[Scorpions]] (Germany), [[Rammstein]] (Germany) [[Ace of Base]] (Sweden), [[Enya]] (Ireland), [[James Last]] (Germany), [[Doda (singer)|Doda]] (Poland), [[Jean Michel Jarre]] (France), [[Roxette]] (Sweden)... The [[Eurovision Song Contest]]. Main festivals : Glastonbury (UK), [[Wacken]] (Germany), Benicassim (Spain), Roskilde (Denmark).  
-[[EMI]] is the largest European music company. 
-==Problems of defintion==+'''James Last''' (also known as '''"Hansi"''', born '''Hans Last'''; 17 April 1929 – 9 June 2015) was a [[Germany|German]] composer and [[big band]] leader. His "happy music" made his numerous [[album]]s best-sellers in Germany and the [[United Kingdom]]. His composition "[[Happy Heart]]" became an international success in interpretations by [[Andy Williams]] and [[Petula Clark]]. According to ''[[British Hit Singles & Albums]]'' (2006), he is reported to have sold in excess of eighty million albums worldwide.
 +== See also ==
 +* [[Biscaya]]
 +* [[James Last Orchestra]]
 +* [[List of best-selling music artists]]
-Please compare 
-* "[http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22European+popular+music%22&btnG=Search European popular music"], only 2,510 found at Google, and number one on the list is [[parlor music]] 
-* "[http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22American+popular+music%22&btnG=Search American popular music"]"[[American popular music]]", about 227,000 for "American popular music"  
- 
-If European popular music exists, it is not defined.  
- 
-== See also == 
-*[[European Hot 100 Singles]] 
-*[[European music]] 
-*[[European popular film]] 
-*[[European folk music]] 
-*[[French popular music]] 
-*[[Italian popular music]] 
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James Last (also known as "Hansi", born Hans Last; 17 April 1929 – 9 June 2015) was a German composer and big band leader. His "happy music" made his numerous albums best-sellers in Germany and the United Kingdom. His composition "Happy Heart" became an international success in interpretations by Andy Williams and Petula Clark. According to British Hit Singles & Albums (2006), he is reported to have sold in excess of eighty million albums worldwide.

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