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50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« on: February 03, 2014, 04:14:03 AM »

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The British Invasion.  Here are a few of my favorites from 1964...


Peter And Gordon ~ A World Without Love ~ 1964



The Animals - House of Rising Sun - HD



Herman's Hermits ~ I'm Into Something Good ~ 1964




Post yours here!
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 05:01:13 AM »

The Zombies - She's Not There


the kinks- you really got me


The Yardbirds - I Wish You Would (1964)
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 05:40:22 AM »

And let's not forget the female invaders...


Petula Clark Downtown. original version
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 06:47:50 AM »

My second favorite British Invasion band. I adore these guys!



I like Gerry and the Pacemakers too but I don't know who that guy is on the stool.  ;)


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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 07:48:27 AM »

I haven't decided whether to get it or not but the latest edition of 'Record Collector' is covering The British Invasion.
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 08:36:19 AM »

.....and today (20/3/64) is the 50th anniversary of arguably the most anticipated Beatles release of all, 'Can't Buy Me Love' / 'You Can't Do That'. Why haven't Apple re-released it like they did in 1984?

The original pairing in a new picture sleeve, but one in keeping with the era (and not 'limited' so as to keep away the eBay crowd) would have had me going into HMV today. 
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 06:37:51 PM »

STOP PRESS!
Almost missed it, but on April 4th 1964 The Beatles had the Top 5 singles on the Billboard Chart.
Didn't they later in the year go one better and have the Top 6 singles in New Zealand?
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 11:22:49 PM »

STOP PRESS!
Almost missed it, but on April 4th 1964 The Beatles had the Top 5 singles on the Billboard Chart.


Yep, oldbrownshoe plus 7 more spots within the Top 100. Not too shabby!

http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=11572.msg290572#msg290572
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 06:40:55 AM »

April 16th marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of the first Stones LP.

That's the one with this track-listing:
Route 66 / I Just Want To Make Love To You / Honest I Do / Mona / Now I've Got A Witness / Little by Little ///
/// I'm A King Bee / Carol / Tell Me / Can I Get A Witness / You Can Make It If You Try / Walking the Dog.

NOT the one with 'Not Fade Away' on it.
Confused?

April 16th also brings to attention the biggest scandal in pop music circa 2014 (hasn't got much to beat), namely that you can't buy 'The Rolling Stones', or its follow up, 'No. 2', on CD.
 
Regardless of the merits of the 2009 Beatles releases, imagine if Apple had put out all The Beatles LPs except for 'Please Please Me' and 'With The Beatles'.....!
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2014, 04:35:05 AM »

April 16th marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of the first Stones LP.

That's the one with this track-listing:
Route 66 / I Just Want To Make Love To You / Honest I Do / Mona / Now I've Got A Witness / Little by Little ///
/// I'm A King Bee / Carol / Tell Me / Can I Get A Witness / You Can Make It If You Try / Walking the Dog.

I like the way those two tracks ended up next to each other. The only way that could have been better is if there was a song called "Really?" to put in between them.  ;)
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2014, 06:10:50 AM »

Yeah, there is something quite knowing about that. Also, wouldn't you think that 'Now I've Got A Witness' would come after 'Can I Get A Witness'?
The British LP is virtually flawless and yet, with no CD on the shelf, it can almost be regarded as a rarity in 2014. Bizarre.
 
I'll raise a glass to them on Wednesday, and I'll do the same on June 19th when the next Beatles' 50th comes along, the (rather forgotten and under-valued) 'Long Tall Sally' EP.
Now wouldn't it be nice if Apple did something on that day.......
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 01:25:45 PM »

The anniversary of The Stones' debut is now today.

Forget the tatty glam/stadium stuff that has been set in stone for well over four decades now, THIS is The Stones; mean, lean, young and raring to go.....accept no substitute.

However, even if it is apparently available to download, I wonder how many people in Britain actually have the proper UK track-listing to play?
Not many, I'd wager. Disgraceful state of affairs.
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Re: 50th Anniversary Of The British Invasion
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2014, 05:32:05 PM »

David Hepworth on his blog has described 'The Rolling Stones' as the greatest debut LP of all time and, despite my love for 'Please, Please Me' (my fave Fabs LP), I'm inclined to agree with him.

However, the amount of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Elmore James etc. etc. LPs and CDs which have been bought as a result of that record in the last 50 years, is probably its greatest achievement.
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