Saturday, May 16, 2009

The British Invasion

From the "Day the Music Died" in 1959 to early 1964, real rock&roll nearly died out. It was replaced by formula music, which was favored by the large music companies as safer investments. No one even suspected that a musical revolution was brewing in Great Britain and other English speaking countries as teenagers created their own versions of American rock&roll and blues tunes. These new "beat groups" exploded onto the scene at the same time and astonished the world for the next 30 years...

The Beatles
I Want to Hold Your Hand

The Beatles

The Beatles (George Harrison sings lead on this one.)
I'm Happy Just to Dance With You

The Beatles
She Loves You

The Animals
Boom Boom

The Animals
Talkin About You

Six foot five inch, red-haired, Paul Jones was offered the job of lead singer of the Rolling Stones by Brian Jones, but he turned it down. Don't feel too badly for him. His son became one of the richest businessmen in the world...
Manfred Mann
Hubble Bubble

These lads don't look too enthusiastic about having to lip-synch their anthem of teenage rebellion. Its a good thing those ducks and boaters don't get too close to Keith Moon...
The Who
The Kids Are Alright

This one is more like it...
The Who
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

The teenage band that eventually became The Who were originally known as...
The High Numbers
I'm the Face

The Rolling Stones
Pain in My Heart/Around and Around

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