The British Invasion was a phenomenon that occurred in the mid 1960s when a group of rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom, as well as other aspects of British culture, became popular in the United States. Bands such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones would get their start during this time and go on to make a lasting impact on the American music scene.
Famous quotes containing the words british and/or invasion:
“You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Lets not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.”
—Paddy Chayefsky (19231981)
“In our governments the real power lies in the majority of the community, and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from the acts of government contrary to the sense of the constituents, but from the acts in which government is the mere instrument of the majority.”
—James Madison (17511836)