Essay about The Success Of The British Invasion

1052 Words Apr 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
The British invasion was a short, yet massive phenomenon that occurred from 1955 to 1965. Young aspiring British musicians were listening to the big hits from the U.S. and were becoming inspired by that music. Bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks were taking into account the new rock sound from the artists and creating their own music. A rock scene had become more common in large cities in the UK causing a massive outbreak of the culture. This caught the eye of the British community helping the aspiring British bands become more known worldwide. The British invasion was said to have started when The Beatles performed on the Ed Sullivan show on the 9th of February after releasing their single, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, in the U.S. in January 1964, becoming their first U.S. hit. This, along with many other up and coming British stars, created havoc in america as the americans went berserk for the new artists and their sound.

The British Invasion consisted of many British bands who completely took over the U.S. music charts. The “British sound” (also known as ‘Mersey Beat’) sparked interest in Americans because of the new and unfamiliar sound and look from the British musicians. Many British artists including The Beatles, The Animals, The Rolling Stones, The Troggs, Manfred Mann, The Kinks, Small Faces and The Who all dramatically took over the U.S. charts. Not only did Americans love their music, but they also started to embrace the British…

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