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British Invasion
The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom[1] and other aspects of British culture, became popular in the United States and significant to rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic.[2] Pop and rock groups such as the Beatles, the Dave Clark Five,[3] the Kinks,[4] the Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, and the Animals were at the forefront of the invasion.[5]Contents1 Background 2 The Invasion2.1 Beatlemania 2.2 Beyond the Beatles 2.3 Other cultural impacts2.3.1 Film and television 2.3.2 Fashion 2.3.3 Literature3 Impact on American music 4 End of first British Invasion 5 See also 6 Further reading and listening 7 Notes 8 ReferencesBackground[edit] The rebellious tone and image of US rock and roll and blues musicians became popular with British youth in the late 1950s

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