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British Invasion

Liverpool, Beatles and the Beauty of the Back Story

Maura Sweeney | Posted 06.02.2014 | 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.

Thirty Hidden Songs

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nigel Sheinwald

Blogs are a great way of relating how a day in the life can illustrate a broader point. Take yesterday, when I had the pleasure to drive my car down...

Eight Thoughts About Election Day and Words and Music

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

1.Tuesday's election wins by Sharron Angle in Nevada and Nikki Haley in South Carolina were helped immeasurably by those candidates' association with ...

Rock and Roll and the American Dream in the Modern Age

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

"This guy is the George Harrison from Pakistan. That's awesome, and that's something people should know about..." says Chris Jean, director and co-producer of music videos of 2 songs from TEE-M's recent album.

Mad Men Returns: The '60s Advertising Drama Is A Time Tunnel To the Present

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There are a number of ways to view Mad Men. For my own part, I can take it as a period piece, a sort of time capsule of the early '60s, at once relatively close yet far enough away to be intriguing for its unfamiliarity.

On Paul McCartney, and the Memories He Made

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

To relive Beatlemania in all its madcap glory, I suggest you sit yourselves down to the following double-feature.