50th Anniversary of the British Invasion

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06 Feb 2014, 4:32 pm

On February 7, 1964 the Beatles arrived at New York's Kennedy airport and the British Invasion began. You can say as many do it ended in 1967 with the Psychedelic /Hippie explosion which was a worldwide not solely a British phenomenon. It as had it's up and down times but in one form or another the invasion never really ended and is stronger then ever today with the popularity of female Brits like Adele, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding. It goes beyond music Downton Abbey, Royal Family mania and use of British English expressions like "spot on" becoming a regular part of the American lexicon. But it all began 50 years ago.

Wikipedia
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CNN Special
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TUCOa8xoU8[/youtube]

Smithsonian "When the Beatles Arrived in America, Reporters Ignored the Music and Obsessed Over Hair"
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/w ... 180949653/


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06 Feb 2014, 5:00 pm

The Beatles are fine, but I'd say the ladies you mentioned (especially Adele) were probably more influenced by the late, great, Dusty Springfield.

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06 Feb 2014, 5:41 pm

It could also be argued that some bands like ' One Direction ' seemed to have kickstarted a new british invasion of US culture recently, although it's just a dimple compared to the one started by the Beatles.



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07 Feb 2014, 5:49 am

T_ wrote:
The Beatles are fine, but I'd say the ladies you mentioned (especially Adele) were probably more influenced by the late, great, Dusty Springfield.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uonH7CcextM[/youtube]


It does not have to be the same sound as 1964. But if the Beatles and the original invasion that followed did not happen who knows if British music or culture's influence would be close to what it is today. Prior to the invasion it was very rare for a British Act to chart here. Dusty was fabulous and she died to soon. I would have liked to see her duet with the current acts


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09 Feb 2014, 3:47 pm

Drove my parents nuts singing this at age 7

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