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Author Philo, Simon, 1966-

Title British invasion : the crosscurrents of musical influence / Simon Philo.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    781.6609 PHI    DUE 09-06-22
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xxxii, 171 pages ; 24 cm.
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Series Tempo : a Rowman & Littlefield music series on rock, pop, and culture
Tempo (Lanham, Md.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-160) and index.
Contents Foreword -- Timeline -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: "Atlantic crossing" -- "Shakin' all over": 1956-1963 -- "We're out!": 1964 -- "Like a Rolling Stone ... or a Beatle": 1965 -- "A splendid time is guaranteed for all": 1966-1967 -- "It's all too much": 1968-1969 -- "Double fantasy": 1970 and beyond.
Summary "Before The Beatles landed on American shores in February 1964 only two British acts had topped the Billboard singles chart. In the first quarter of 1964, however, the Beatles alone accounted for sixty percent of all recorded music sold in the United States; in 1964 and 1965 British acts occupied the number one position for 52 of the 104 weeks; and from 1964 through to 1970, the Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, the Dave Clark Five, the Animals, the Kinks, the Hollies, the Yardbirds and the Who placed more than one hundred and thirty songs on the American Top Forty. In The British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture's flow of influence, goods, and ideas--orchestrating a dramatic turn-around in the commercial fortunes of British pop in North America that turned the 1960s into 'The Sixties.' Focusing on key works and performers, The British Invasion tracks the journey of this musical phenomenon from peripheral irrelevance through exotic novelty into the heart of mainstream rock. Throughout, Philo explores how and why British music from the period came to achieve such unprecedented heights of commercial, artistic, and cultural dominance."--Publisher's Web site.
Subject Rock music -- United States -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism.
Rock music -- Great Britain -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780810886261 (cloth ; alk. paper)
081088626X (cloth alk. paper)
9780810895041 (pbc alk. paper)
0810895048 (pbc alk. paper)
9780810886278 (ebook)
0810886278 (ebook)

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