British Invasion

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the British Invasion

  1. The rise in British music bands' popularity in the United States in the 1960s.
    • 2017, Tony Fletcher, In the Midnight Hour: The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett, Oxford University Press (→ISBN), page 91:
      Kenner had passed the song on to Fats Domino; Rufus Thomas had picked it up for his Stax LP Walking the Dog; along the way, it had been lyrically updated and adopted as an easy-to-play floor-filler and crowd-pleaser by seemingly every white garage band that had popped up across the United States in the wake of the British invasion.

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