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British Invasion

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The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s, when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom[2] and other aspects of British culture became popular in the United States with significant influence on the rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.[3] UK pop and rock groups such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Kinks,[4] the Zombies, Small Faces, the Dave Clark Five,[5] the Spencer Davis Group, Herman's Hermits, the Hollies, the Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Searchers, the Yardbirds, and Them, as well as solo singers such as Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Petula Clark, Tom Jones and Donovan, were at the forefront of the "invasion".[6]

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British Invasion
Part of the Swinging Sixties and the broader counterculture of the 1960s
The arrival of the Beatles in the US in 1964 marked the start of the British Invasion.[1]
LocationUnited Kingdom and United States
OutcomeBritish influence to the music of the United States