Yesterday, we asked you to ponder what may be an impossible question: can there be a British Springsteen? Is there someone whose musical career screams “ENGLISH!” the way the Boss’s is so undeniably American?
I’m back today with an update on your suggestions.
Paul McCartney: the clear choice of Guardian US news editors. He was a Beatle, after all.
Morrissey: as arrived at by the following conversation:
"We don’t express pride, we express misery."
"So Morrissey, then."
James Blunt: suggested twice on Twitter, and I think only one of them was kidding.
David Bowie: He may seem a spaceman, but he was born in Brixton
Joe Strummer: Ok, good choice, I see what’s going on here. Certainly as a nation, you should be proud to call him your own.
Elton John: a suggestion that led to a near-violent disagreement on the difference between “pop star” and “rock star”.
Billy Bragg: by number of votes, the winner, actually.
There’s plenty of room for debate here. Who are we missing? Who should we cross off?