Crowd Pleasers Series
British Invasion Years
Friday ~ May 14, 2021
FIRST, YOU WILL HEAR CLASSIC SONGS BY ICONIC SIXTIES BRITISH GROUPS.
The Beatles took the first step by swinging the door open and turning the music world on its ear. As a result, American fans began to thirst for more British music. England answered the call by sending their very best – all of whom were eager to fill the Fab Four’s shoes. The first wave of British Invasion music was instantly embraced because it was so eclectic…the bad boy soul of the Rolling Stones, the defiant anthems of The Who, the raw and powerful guitar sounds of The Kinks, the flower power grooves of The Zombies, and the uplifting pop of Herman’s Hermits.
THE AMERICAN MUSICAL “RESPONSE” FOLLOWS, WITH MEMORABLE HITS BY CELEBRATED ARTISTS.
Almost immediately, ‘60s American bands were energized by what was happening “across the pond” and responded with plenty eclectic sounds of their own: groups like The Beach Boys made you long to surf the waves, The Monkees made believers out of us and their TV show antics made us all laugh, The Doors hypnotized fans with their unmistakable organ sound, and Steppenwolf drove us “wild” with their classic rock edge. From the initial volley to the Summer of Love, and right up to Woodstock, it was arguably the most fertile time in American music.
The winners of this musical “battle of the bands” were clearly music fans the world over.
THE SIXTIES ERA RETROSPECTIVE CONCLUDES WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY NOTE-FOR-NOTE FINALE.
This incredible musical trip back in time comes to a showstopping climax with music from the four lads who started it all: The Beatles!
The British Invasion Years is presented on Tryon Fine Art Center's Veh Stage on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM as part of the Crowd Pleasers Series, sponsored by Parsec Financial. British Invasion Years is supported by an anonymous sponsor.
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