Home Tags British Invasion

Tag: British Invasion

Peter & Gordon

Peter Asher (brother of English actress Jane Asher) and Gordon Waller met in 1959 when they were pupils at London's famous Westminster School. As a singing...

Dave Clark Five, The

Originally a backing group for north London singer Stan Saxon, the Five originally comprised Dave Clark on drums and vocals, backed by various musicians,...

Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann (born Manfred Lubowitz in South Africa in 1940) formed a group in Britain in 1963 called The Manne-Hugg Blues Brothers. Shortening their name...

Animals, The

Alan Price started out as a northern British bluesman, playing with a combo of Hilton Valentine, Bryan 'Chas' Chandler and John Steel on the...

Beatles, The

So it goes like this . . . 15-year-old Paul McCartney hears a Skiffle group called The Quarrymen play on Saturday 6 July 1957. Along with a police dog...

Herman’s Hermits

Herman's Hermits were one of the most interesting of the original wave of British Invasion groups. Unlike The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Hermits didn't threaten authority figures with...

FEATURED POSTS

Supergrass

Singer/guitarist Gaz Coombes and his older school friend, drummer Danny Goffey had been playing together in The Jennifers since their early teens, releasing one...

All Our Saturdays

1 9 7 3 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Following the end of Queenie's Castle Yorkshire TV came up with a new sitcom for Diana Dors, also not without...

Impromptu

1 9 6 4 (UK) 8 x 30 minute episodes Devised by David Croft and aired on the BBC, this was an unscripted 30-minute comedy series in...

Saturday Live/Friday Night Live

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 8 (UK) 32 x 60 minute episodes This revue-style series for up-and-coming comedians was based on the American model...

Harlequin (1980)

Director Simon Wincer's second feature is a downright odd attempt to update the story of Rasputin to 1980s Australia. Trading on the piercing eyes that...

Amon Duul II

This Munich-based musical commune released several albums as simply Amon Duul during the sixties before adding the suffix 'II' in 1969 for their first...

Camille 2000 (1969)

Amazingly groovy Euro-trash classic from erotic maestro Radley Metzger. Daniele Gaubert stars as Marguerite, a tragically beautiful aristocrat who can't seem to have fun...

Rovers, The

1 9 6 9 (Australia) 39 x 30 minute episodes Journalist Bob Wild (Noel Trevarthen), young boy Mike (Grant Seidon), his Grandfather Cap (Edward Hepple) and...