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British Invasion

British Invasion bands... all about the groups that stormed America in the 60s, and the hits they did it with! Info on Sixties UK bands from Oldies at About.com.

The Animals
A profile of the Animals, the group on the front lines of the British Invasion that scored big with "House Of The Rising Sun," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," and "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place." This Animals profile is one of a series on music's most important artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

The Bee Gees
A profile of The Bee Gees, the trio of brothers who began as Australia's answer to the Beatles and eventually kicked a flagging disco scene straight into the heart of American culture with the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever . This Bee Gees profile is one of a series on music's most important artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written...

Dave Clark Five
A profile of the Dave Clark Five, the British Invasion's second attack on American shores in the mid-Sixties, the raucous and fun group who scored with hits like "Glad All Over," "Catch Us If You Can," and "Over and Over." This Dave Clark Five profile, which includes music, history, and trivia, is one of a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

The Hollies
A profile of The Hollies, This Hollies profile is one of a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

Peter and Gordon
Peter and Gordon were the British Invasion's answer to the Everly Brothers, a duo whose tight harmonies and folky style endeared them to millions with lush romantic classics such as "World Without Love" and "I Go To Pieces." This Peter and Gordon profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

The Troggs
The Troggs were best known in the States for their garage-rock classic "Wild Thing," a song which paved the way for heavy metal and punk. But in England, they enjoyed several hits, including "I Can't Control Myself," "With A Girl Like You," and the ballad "Love Is All Around," their only other big US hit. This Troggs profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

The Zombies
The Zombies were the jazziest and most sophisticated of all the British Invasion bands, weaving a dark yet mellow tapestry with hits like "Time Of The Season," "She's Not There," and "Tell Her No." This Zombies profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the rock and roll oldies era, written and compiled by your oldies Guide here at About.com.

What is Mod music?
A basic guide to classic 60s mod music, its best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the mod style fits into other areas of popular music. From the Oldies music guide at About.com.

What is Merseybeat?
A basic guide to Merseybeat music, its best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of popular music. From the Oldies music guide at About.com.

Playlist: The Who: The Mod Years
A playlist of The Who in their formative "mod" years, before "Tommy" and their arena-rock ascension. Classic songs by the Who that fit into the mod scene, lifestyle, and genre of music. From your Guide at oldies.about.com.

Bee Gees: Odessa 40th Anniversary Re-release
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the 40th anniversary re-release of the Bee Gees' most ambitious work, <i>Odessa</i>, complete with demos, alternate versions, and lavish packaging!

Playlist: Rolling Stones: Before the Tongue
The ultimate playlist of the Rolling Stones' British Invasion years, from Chicago blues and R&B to chamber pop and psychedelia. Written and compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com.

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction": Solid Gold Spotlight
The history of the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," the band's signature song and the defining anthem of frustration of its era, including facts, history, session info, trivia, and more, from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

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