British Invasion

  • british invasion
    part of the swinging sixties and the broader counterculture of the 1960s
    the beatles in america.jpg
    the arrival of the beatles in the us in 1964 marked the start of the british invasion.
    date1964
    locationunited kingdom and united states
    outcomebritish 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[1] and other aspects of british culture became popular in the united states and significant to the rising "counterculture" on both sides of the atlantic.[2] pop and rock groups such as the beatles, the rolling stones, the kinks,[3] the dave clark five,[4] herman's hermits, the zombies, and the animals were at the forefront of the "invasion".[5]

  • background
  • beatlemania
  • beyond the beatles
  • other cultural impacts
  • impact on american music
  • end of the first british invasion
  • see also
  • further reading and listening
  • notes
  • references

British Invasion
Part of the Swinging Sixties and the broader counterculture of the 1960s
The Beatles in America.JPG
The arrival of the Beatles in the US in 1964 marked the start of the British Invasion.
Date1964
LocationUnited Kingdom and United States
OutcomeBritish 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[1] and other aspects of British culture became popular in the United States and significant to the rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic.[2] Pop and rock groups such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks,[3] the Dave Clark Five,[4] Herman's Hermits, the Zombies, and the Animals were at the forefront of the "invasion".[5]