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The British Invasion The Music The Times The Era By Barry Miles

This large and beautifully
illustrated coffee-table volume
pays tribute to the British Invasion in
the most liberal sense of the term. Not only
does the book cover all of the usual suspects—
Beatles, Stones, Animals, Hermits, Zombies,
Dave Clark Five, etc.—it explores the preinvasion
British…

This large and beautifully
illustrated coffee-table volume
pays tribute to the British Invasion in
the most liberal sense of the term. Not only
does the book cover all of the usual suspects—
Beatles, Stones, Animals, Hermits, Zombies,
Dave Clark Five, etc.—it explores the preinvasion
British acts and American rockers
that inspired the invaders, the Yankee competition,
and the so-called “second wave” of
the British Invasion that extended well into
the late ’60s. What is more, it details the connection
between British music and British
film, television, and fashion, which also
stormed the States during the same period
(think Bond, the Avengers, and Twiggy). Barry
Miles is an accomplished storyteller, and
breezes through his well-researched subject
matter in a manner fitting for this sort of
book, though the occasional odd typo crops
up here and there, including misspelling Pink
Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s name on
page 271 and notorious record mogul Clive
Dav

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