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The birthplace of heavy metal music

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Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom after London. The city is vibrant, lively and cosmopolitan. Birmingham grew from a small provincial town to international prominence during the Industrial Revolution which saw the town at the forefront of worldwide developments in science, technology and economics. Birmingham can be proud to have been the first manufacturing town in the world. The city is said to have been the birthplace of heavy metal music and has produced bands the likes of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Some of the best popular music bands and musicians of all time have their origins in Birmingham, Duran Duran, UB40, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Armatrading and Steve Winwood. Birmingham is a city that offers a cutting edge nightlife scene, fine restaurants, museums and art galleries.

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