MUS 507A

British Invasions

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While some First Wave British groups, such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, continued to have major impact on the U.S. charts beyond the mid-60s, the following represents a general delineation  between the so-called First Wave and Second Wave British invasion groups (in alphabetical order).

 

FIRST WAVE (c. 1964-1967) SECOND WAVE (c. 1968-'70s)
The Animals
The Beatles
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
Chad and Jeremy
The Dave Clark Five
Freddie and the Dreamers
Gerry and the Pacemakers
Herman's Hermits
The Hollies
The Kinks
Peter and Gordon
The Rolling Stones
The Searchers
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
The Yardbirds
Black Sabbath
David Bowie
The Clash
Elvis Costello
Deep Purple
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Fleetwood Mac
Peter Frampton
Genesis
Elton John
Led Zeppelin
The Moody Blues
Procol Harum
The Sex Pistols
The Who
Yes

Some of the above Second Wave groups actually made an impact during the initial invasion, but their peak popularity came during the 1970s.

 

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