British Invasion  

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"[The Beatles] brought home exactly how conformist America had really become; they woke people up; they crystallized all kinds of vague discontents. They didn't sermonize, they didn't have to. Just by existing, they played a major part in turning dissent from an intellectual left-wing indulgence into something that involved maybe thirty per cent of all American teens."--Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom (1969) by Nik Cohn

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The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s, when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom and other aspects of British culture became popular in the United States and significant to the rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic. Pop and rock groups such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Dave Clark Five, Herman's Hermits, the Zombies, and the Animals were at the forefront of the "invasion".

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