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British Invasion

The Zombies Still Got That Hunger for New York City

Tom Semioli | Posted 10.06.2015 | New York
Tom Semioli

Unlike the baroque trappings of their 1968 Odessey & Oracle masterpiece, Still Got That Hunger harkens back to the early days of a young, hungry St. Albans, Hertfordshire ensemble who submerged themselves in American music.

Ringo Starr Remembers First Time Coming to U.S. With the Beatles

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The world's most famous drummer, the man who gave The Beatles its "heartbeat," has also enjoyed an immensely successful career as a solo artist and band leader, releasing over two dozen original and live albums since 1970, the year the fab four officially called it quits.

Ronnie Spector's Voice Can Still Change the World

Steve Matoren | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

A day after her 72nd birthday, Ronnie Spector celebrated in the only way she knows how- serenading a sold out crowd with her golden voice. Before an enthusiastic audience, Spector exceptionally performed all The Ronettes hits from "Be My Baby" to "Walking in the Rain."

(Ain't That) Good News: The Supremes Remastered

Kevin Winkler | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment
Kevin Winkler

When I was growing up, my three best girlfriends were Diana, Mary, and Flo--and if you don't know whom I'm talking about, please stop reading now. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard were the original Supremes, the dream girls of Motown.

Beware Paddington Bear

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Comedy
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

When Paddington, the movie about the beloved English bear, arrives in theaters this weekend we Americans should be afraid . . . very afraid.

The 2014 Word Of The Year Is...

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 02.13.2015 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail agai...

From Steve McQueen and David Beckham to the Streets of Los Angeles, British Iron Endures

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Steve McQueen's "King of Cool" reputation was fascinatingly explored in the 2014 documentary, I Am Steve McQueen, executive produced by the actor's son, Chad McQueen.

The Music on My Boomer Mix Tape

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

So these aging rockers didn't have the voices they had 50 years ago. So what? It didn't matter. Hearing them sing these familiar tunes was enough to put us in a nostalgic reverie.

Don't You Forget About These: New Compilation Salutes the 'Second British Invasion'

Eric Williams | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Eric Williams

The track list of "Reign" skews toward, if not technically one-hit wonders, artists whose greatest popularity was concentrated in a brief timespan, and the song selections tend toward those which will likely get first mention in their originators' obituaries

Liverpool, Beatles and the Beauty of the Back Story

Maura Sweeney | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment
Maura Sweeney

Do you yearn for back stories that offer valuable guidance and inspiring insights? The music group that brought us Help! and taught America how to Twist and Shout recently gave me a beautiful one to contemplate.

Dammit, Jimi Hendrix, That Was Supposed to Be MY Les Paul!

Binky Philips | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

There had been other 'fad' guitars during rock 'n' roll's earlier years.

Glad All Over: Conversations with Dave Clark, Jen Chapin and Augustana's Dan Layus

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

DC: "Well, we were the first group to tour America. The power of Sullivan... we did it two weeks running and then went back and did our first English tour. In fact, the Kinks were the opening act."

The Dave Clark Five: Dave Clark's Miscalculation

Harold Bronson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Harold Bronson

With a new documentary airing this month on PBS, The Dave Clark Five and Beyond -- Glad All Over, it's clear we're not done revisiting this rich musical period.

A Hard Day's Night in a Hospital Bed

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jeremiah Horrigan

Alone in my bed, I was being nourished as I had been so many years before. That opening chord cracked the shell of my despondency, as surely as it had done in 1964.

The Beatles on Sullivan: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Michael Winship | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was less than three months after the Kennedy assassination, bringing across the Atlantic a whiff of much needed fresh air, a reacquaintance with joy we all had been craving since November 22, 1963.

WATCH: How This Beatles Fangirl's Iconic Image Ended Up Touring With McCartney

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles made their U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, forever impacting American culture. Fifty years after the launch of 'Beatl...

Springsteen & Us

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

photo © Richard Hurley, 1973 I guess every early fan of an artist can be accused of believing that the early days were the best and I am afraid th...

Who's the British Group with the 'Most' 1960s Hits?

Doug Bradley | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Trick question, kinda. It's The Animals, because their record producer was named Mickie Most! He was responsible for the band's 11 American hits in their first two years of existence

How Downton Abbey Is In My Blood

Next Avenue | Posted 12.26.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Elizabeth Wray A genealogical search reveals my dirty little secret life as a closet Brit! Despite my name, I nev...

Movie Review: Not Fade Away

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

David Chase's Not Fade Away is one of my favorite films of 2012, a heartfelt but clear-eyed look at what it's like to be a teen-ager who falls in love with rock'n'roll.

5 Reasons I Love the British Invasion

Rachel Yee | Posted 01.29.2013 | Teen
Rachel Yee

It seems to me that we have a lot of new stars coming from across the pond: One Direction, Cher Lloyd, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, The Wanted, Olly Murs and plenty more!

British Invasion

Julie Bortnick | Posted 09.18.2012 | Style
Julie Bortnick

Whatever your plans are for watching the Summer Olympics, make sure to do it in style. And if nothing else, I recommend checking out these fabulous British brands and products.

Daydream Believer, 1945-2012: Davy Jones and the Shift of Generations

Howard Barbanel | Posted 05.01.2012 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

American culture is a youth culture. On television and the movies it sometimes seems that everything and everybody is permanently frozen at 28 years old and it's just the rest of us on the couch who break '50, '60 and '70.

Pan Am Days: The British Invasion Of Rome

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.29.2012 | Travel
Carole Mallory

When I flew away from Rome the next morning, I thought about Gordon's charm. His wit. His long legs and long hair and how I didn't really know him at all.

Meet England's The Heartbreaks

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

The Heartbreaks are bringing posh looks and catchy hooks back to rock and roll. Inspired by their small town and the sea, this Britpop band is about to make big waves in the music world.