Music Week 60th anniversary special: The story of the '90s

As depicted in John Niven’s bloodthirsty music industry novel Kill Your Friends, the British music industry of the 1990s was packed full of characters, controversy and no little chaos (albeit without the murders, we hope). Bryan Adams was No.1 forever (well, 16 weeks) and the world lost all-time greats in Frank Sinatra, Freddie Mercury and Kurt Cobain, but new giants were born as Britpop won the hearts and minds of a new generation and the Spice Girls became ...

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