Hated at home, adored abroad
There’s no accounting for taste, that’s for sure. One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure though, so we’ve had a look at a few of the artists who weren’t appreciated in their own countries.
Pushing hard to be the best at your craft is a natural thing, but sometimes your efforts may not be appreciated by your ideal audience.
Others, however, may lap it up. We've found a few groups that didn't do all that well in their own countries but found meteoric fame in others.
You'll have certainly heard of most of them but their UK fame pales in comparison to their success overseas.
u didn't mention the Drifters who whose 70's hits such as Kissing In The Back Row were ignored in the US but were big in the UK. & some current US acts like Orson, The Killers, The Strokes & Vampire Weekend have had massive success over here but in their homeland they've been mostly hit & miss.
Btw is Dave Matthews British? if so, he's a megastar in the States but he can walk along any street in the UK without being recognised.
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- Paul McCartney
- Ivor Novello
- Paul Weller
- Dolly Parton
- Diane Warren
- Elton John
- Jeff Buckley
- Stevie Wonder
- Bob Dylan