The British InvasionThe influence of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and more.Ginny Eichler
What was the British Invasion?A movement of British rock-and-roll groups to the restof the English speaking world.Especially influential in the United States.
Mr. Acker Bilk Began the British Invasion. Played Clarinet His song “Stranger on the Shore” was the first song by a British artist to make it to #1 on Billboard top 100.
“Telstar” by The Tornadoes was the first song by a British band to make it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.The Tornadoes
The Beatles The Beatles group was formed in 1962. Members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. JFK assassination.
BeatlemaniaEveryone wanted a piece of The Beatles.“…The Beatles’ performance on The Ed Sullivan Show,Beatlemania went viral. Radio stations played the band’smusic nearly non-stop; teenaged fans sported ‘Beatle’ wigs,and bumper stickers across the country warned, ‘The BeatlesAre Coming.’”
At first they were overshadowed by “Beatlemania.” First appeared on the Ed sullivan show on October 25, 1964.The Rolling Stones
Other Invading Artists From Greater London. From Manchester From Newcastle From Birmingham From Belfast
… And Many More Ever since the British musical gate opened up in the 60s, so many more British bands and artists have come forward.
Sources Citedhttp://www.edsullivan.com/http://www.the60sofficialsite.com/British_Music_Invasion.htmlhttp://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-british-invasion-has-an-odd-beginningLet it Bleed. Ethan A. Russel. 2009.http://britishinvasionbands.com/
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