|part of the swinging sixties and the broader counterculture of the 1960s|
the arrival of the beatles
in the us in 1964 marked the start of the british invasion.
|location||united kingdom and united states|
|outcome||british influence to the music of the united states|
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 and significant to the rising "counterculture" on both sides of the atlantic. pop and rock groups such as the beatles, the rolling stones, the kinks, the dave clark five, herman's hermits, the zombies, and the animals were at the forefront of the "invasion".