The British Invasion was a musical movement and a cultural phenomenon in the United States. It signified the rising popularity and convergence of British music and culture with that of the Americans'.


The Beatles' first arrival at JFK Airport marked the beginning of the British Invasion. Other bands such as the Rolling Stones followed.[1]


Later, more bands such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath also came into the spotlight.[1]

Known musical bands

These are the known musical bands who were at the forefront of the British Invasion.[1]


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  • The British Invasion was a real-life cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom and other aspects of British culture, became popular in the United States and significant to rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic. Pop and rock groups such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Dave Clark Five, Herman's Hermits, and the Animals were at the forefront of the "invasion."


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