BRITPOP
"There's something in the air. For the first time in 30 years,
Britain is exporting pop music again"
2017
「デジタル経済プログラム」と
デジタル経済に関する協力に係る日ロ共同声明
 プーチン政権は、2017年から政府のイノベーション戦略である「デジタル経済プログラム」に取り組んでいる。
ビッグデータや人工知能などのIT技術を活用して、国民生活の向上や、製品・サービスの質の改善、製造業における生産性の向上を目指す取組である。
 昨年9月、ウラジオストクで行われた第3回東方経済フォーラムでは、日ロ両政府の間で「デジタル経済に関する協力に係る共同声明」といった文書が交わされ、本分野における協力を拡大する取組が模索され始めている。
一方で、日ロのIT分野においては、お互いのビジネス及び技術、また、それぞれの市場が抱える社会課題が明確になっておらず、圧倒的な情報不足が起きている。
今回のイベントでは、日ロのIT産業、スタートアップエコシステムにおける情報交換や人的ネットワークの構築を目的として、日本からIT有識者やスタートアップ支援組織の専門家を招いて、ロシア側のカウンターパートと共に、各地でセミナーを開催した。
最初のセミナー開催都市であるモスクワでは、ロシアのイノベーション中心地であるスコルコヴォにパートナーとして動いてもらった。
午前中は関係者のみのセミナーで、ロシアのイノベーションエコシステムについてなどのレクチャーが行われた。

午後の部はオープンセミナーの形をとり、スタートアップ企業を中心に多くのロシア人参加者が集まった。
1991
Grunge comes to the UK
Nirvana makes their famous Top of the Pops appearance
Nirvana does Top of the Pops performance, where, not allowed to play live, they just show off all over the place. And as the UK youth saw this happening, they did not exactly fall in love with Grunge, but rather got the idea for their own attitude of the next decade. "The Scene That Celebrates Itself", as they call it, was finding its way.

THE VISION ARRIVES

"Our current state sucks. Let's look for something interesting in the past. Let's pretend the past is still here."
1993
First Acknowledgement
Suede make it to the magazine cover
It was this issue of the Select magazine that stated that Britpop is a thing. It featured Suede, The Auteurs, Denim, Saint Etienne and Pulp. No Blur and no Oasis yet.
Suede were one of the first bands to establish themselves in this new genre. They set the guidelines for everyone to follow. As the journalist
John Harris wrote, "If Britpop started anywhere, it was the deluge of acclaim that greeted Suede's first records: all of them audacious, successful and very, very British"
1994
April 1994
Blur release their third studio album, Parklife
The singles include:

1. "Girls & Boys"
Released: 7 March 1994
2. "To the End"
Released: 30 May 1994
3. "Parklife"
Released: 22 August 1994
4. "End of a Century"
Released: 7 November 1994

"Blur went from being regarded as an alternative, left field arty band to this amazing new pop sensation"
— Graham Coxon, |Blur
August 1994
Oasis releases their debut album, Definitely Maybe
The singles include:

1. "Supersonic"
Released: 11 April 1994
2. "Shakermaker"
Released: 13 June 1994
3. "Live Forever"
Released: 8 August 1994
4. "Cigarettes & Alcohol"
Released: 10 October 1994
5. "Rock 'n' Roll Star"
Released: May 1995 (US radio single)
"We don't want to be an indie band from England who've had a couple of hits. We want to go on and be an important band and there's certain things you've got to do."
— Noel Gallagher, Oasis
1995
Young British Artists
Damien Hirst gets Turner prize for a divided cow
The similar go-get-'em moods dominate the art scene. Young British Artists, led by Damien Hirst, are making art as outrageous as possible. In 1995, Hirst himself gets the Turner Prize (the most prestigious prize in Fine Arts) for "Mother and Child (Divided)" - the installation consisting of a cow and a calf, divided in halves and put in tanks of formaldehyte.
Sarah Lucas' Self Portrait and "I'm Desperate" by Gillian Wearing

COMMON PEOPLE

1996
The anthem on air
She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge
The song Common People released by Pulp in 1996 is voted a Britpop anthem. In a 2012 question and answer session on BBC Radio 5 Live Cocker said that he was having a conversation with the girl at the bar at [Central Saint Martins] college because he was attracted to her, although he found some aspects of her personality unpleasant. He remembered that at one point she had told him she "wanted to move to Hakney and live like 'the common people'"
Written by Natasha Savicheva
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Further materials
Film
Live Forever - The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop
Hilarous documentary about the Britpop music scene in the Nineties, featuring all the main bands of the scene exposing the truth behind the myths.
Interview
Oasis from the archives: Noel in 1994
Just before the release of Definitely Maybe, Caspar Llewellyn Smith caught up with Noel Gallagher to find out about scraps with Liam, spats with Suede and why people would still be listening to his band's debut album in 20 years' time.
Website
Britpop at the BBC: Class of '94
BBC celebrates the 20th anniversary of Britpop with series of special programs and features.