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Favorite bands of the British Invasion?

Discussion in '60's Music' started by rollingstoned, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Needs More Cowbell

    Needs More Cowbell Senior Member

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    The British Invasion in music, from an American perspective , started in 1964 and ended sometime in 1966. It was followed by The Psychedelic period from late 1966 until the end of the decade

    the Beatles
    Dave Clarke 5
    The Kinks
    The Who
    Herman's Hermits
    The Animals
    The Rolling Stones
    Moody Blues
     
  2. Hurdy Gurdy Man

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    Hey Cowbell!Your list pretty much defines the whole Brit invasion madness.Just maybe others have the list in a different order.Happy to see someone has included the Magnificent Moodies among their faves.So overlooked and underrated.RIP Ray Thomas and thanks for the many wonderfully moving flute pieces,especially his signature passage,the solo on "Nights in White Satin".Ray Thomas dead?No no no he's outside looking in............................
     
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    Hendrix actually had several regular bands at different times during his short life. 1:Jimmy James and the Blue Flames when he was undiscovered and playing at the Café Wha in Greenwich Village with Randy California on 2nd guitar in 1966. 2:After arriving in London and forming The Jimi Hendrix Experience with Noel Redding bass & Mitch Mitchell drums late 1966-June 1969. 3:The Gypsy Suns & Rainbows band that played the Woodstock Festival in August 1969 with Larry Lee 2nd guitar, Billy Cox bass, Juma Sultan percussion, Jerry Velez percussion & Mitch Mitchell drums. 4:The Band of Gypsies with Billy Cox bass & Buddy Miles drums between late 1969-early 1970 5:The 'Cry of Love' band featuring Billy Cox bass & Mitch Mitchell drums during the spring & summer of 1970.
     
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    Hendrix was highly evolutionary and much like Clapton in this department,he felt it necessary to grow and develop as an artist through the practice of performing with different combos of musicians with different feels and attitudes concerning their own chosen musical evocations.....
     
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    That is true as an artist and as a musician and Jimi was like all other serious musician's he wanted to grow as a musician with his music but his management in the shape of the 'sinister' Mike Jefferies had other ideas because after the failed Band of Gypsies band that included Billy Cox on bass & Buddy Miles on drums Mike Jefferies wanted Jimi to re-form the original 'Experience' with Noel Redding on bass & Mitch Mitchell on drums and to play the 'old numbers' again that the 'kids liked' such as Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Fire, Manic Depression and so on which Jimi obviously wasn't that keen on doing but in the end Jimi retained Billy Cox on bass from the Band of Gypsies and brought Mitch Mitchell back in from the original Experience to create the 'Cry of Love' band' that Jimi had until the end in September 1970.

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    Jimi Hendrix was a poet according to his MBTI type, but a poet who did what he did, love it.
    Love the guitar.
    Love Jimi Hendrix.
     
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    Old Dude I was born at night, but it wasn't last night.

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    I'm much more of a purist regarding what was and wasn't "British Invasion". The Brits "invaded" from around 1963 to 1965. Once the Brits knocked down the barriers, and the US bands caught up with them, the "invasion" was over, and British bands simply worked both sides of the Atlantic, as did the American bands. Also, the British Invasion included both rock music and pop music. I realize this is the "Classic Rock" forum, but I make no excuses for the fact that I enjoy both rock and pop music. Both have their place.

    My favorite rock bands from the British Invasion:

    Beatles
    Stones
    The Who
    The Animals

    My favorite pop bands and acts from the British Invasion, or at least the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

    Herman's Hermits
    Dave Clark Five
    Peter and Gordon
    Chad and Jeremy
    Petula Clark
    Gerry and the Pacemakers
    Tom Jones

    My favorite British acts who came over shortly AFTER the invasion, or at least the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

    Moody Blues
    Cream
    The Yardbirds
    The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
    Fleetwood Mac
     
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    The stones
    kInks
    Beatles
     
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    Top 5 countdown:

    5. Hollies
    4. Dave Clark Five
    3. The Beatles
    2. The Kinks
    1. Hermans Hermits
     
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