The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s, when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom and other aspects of British culture became popular in the United States. The “Invasion” was also significant to the rising of the “counterculture” on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Aspects of the phenomenon include pop and rock groups such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Zombies, the Kinks, Herman’s Hermits, the Hollies, the Animals, Terry and the Pacemakers, the Yardbirds, the Who, as well as solo artists like Dusty Springfield, and Petula Clark. The British Invasion also affected fashion and the movies.
Join us as we discuss the lives and music of these “invaders” and the impact and other ways this invasion affected American popular culture in the mid-1960s.