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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 8:47:30 PM PST
Music Luver says:
Still none of the others on those lists would be around if it weren't for.....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:08:35 PM PST
Joyce says:
Dear Music Luver, and All:
......'THE BEATLES'..........(perhaps?????) :)
nah....... :)
love,
joyce :)

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 9:21:05 PM PST
Not every British band was a British Invasion band. The British bands that were part of the British Invasion are the ones that had charting singles in the U.S., had American radio airplay, toured in America, and/or appeared on American television in the mid-60's.
Moody Blues - Yes
Pink Floyd - No

My favorite British Invasion bands:
The Beatles
The Animals
The Rolling Stones
The Searchers
Gerry & the Pacemakers
Manfred Mann
The Hollies
Swinging Blue Jeans
Moody Blues
The Yardbirds
The Zombies
The Kinks

Other favorite British Invasion artists:
Cilla Black
Dusty Springfield
Peter & Gordon
Donovan

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:31:25 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 9:31:56 PM PST
Joyce says:
Dear MissMiscellanea:
yes, that is exactly what we have been discussing....if you are using the term 'strictly', then, as you and some others have mentioned, it would be quite a smaller list than if it is just bands who happen to be British (vs. bands that happen to be American)...quite true...
thanks for the post, and the lists! :)
love,
joyce
p.s., i LOVE Donovan!!!! (just saying.... :)

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 9:35:35 PM PST
H&L says:
Well I found you all, one of the longest runnng thread on amazon. I don't have much to say except I look forward the the exchange of post like I always have. I dont see Mitch or ronct, I hope they find us.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:38:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 9:38:42 PM PST
Joyce says:
Dear Lawrence, Pete, and All:
they have both been, and gone, but i am sure they will return! never fear; we will all (once again!) be 'here'!!!
PETE, WHERE ARE YOU, SWEETHEART????? BE SAFE!!!! COME BACK TO US!!!!! (me! :)
love,
joyce :)
p.s., glad to 'see you', Lawrence!

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 9:44:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 9:45:40 PM PST
Joyce says:
Dearest Pete:
i am still 'looking' for you/thinking of you....all the time....and hoping you are safe and well.....
here is a song, just for you! my daily post, until you come back to me....(i am SOOOO WORRIED!!):
http://youtu.be/9NTFL3jOJK0
(just beautiful; just like you...PLEASE BE SAFE..... :)
love you,
joyce :)

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 12:45:39 AM PST
Dear Hinch
- what an awesome new Forum. I have 3 pages to read and catch up with what everyone is posting. It's really late so I'm not going to add anything at this time, but I love what I've read from everyone so far. FUN.
Thansk
Bonnie

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 12:50:39 AM PST
Dear Hinch
- what an awesome new Forum. I have 3 pages to read and catch up with what everyone is posting. It's really late so I'm not going to add anything at this time, but I love what I've read from everyone so far. FUN.
Thansk
Bonnie

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 4:20:41 AM PST
60's British Artists (in no particular order except Beatles #1)
1) Beatles
2) Moody Blues
3) Donovan
4) Zombies
5) Rolling Stones
6) Fairport Convention
7) The Yardbirds
8) The Bee Gees (technically they are from Australia)
9) Pink Floyd
10) The Hollies
60's American Artists (in no particular order except Dylan #1)
1) Dylan
2) The Byrds
3) Buffalo Springfeild
4) The Everly Brothers (their career was just not in the 50's)
5) The Band
6) Simon And Garfunkel
7) The Doors
8) The Turtles
9) The Beach Boys
10) Phil Ochs
IN order to try and elimnate my list from being 20, 30 or more, I focused strictly on their 60's output. For example, I thought The Grateful Dead's best work was in th 70's so they were eliminated from the list. But I EASILY could have doubled these lists. So much great music in the 60's. Of course as soon as hit post. I would probably think of someone I overlooked!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 4:39:58 AM PST
Severin says:
I guess the same would apply to David Bowie, he started in the mid-'60s but didn't achieve real fame until the '70s.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 4:53:31 AM PST
Lots of good British bands there, although I'm not quite into Mersey beat as I am into groups like The Animals.
I also like the early, acoustic Donovan, as much as the later stuff from the Flower Power years.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:19:05 AM PST
Eddie H. says:
Donald, Bowie music in the mid-60's wasn't even that much rock, very Anthony Newlyish.....The great Space oddity album(blew me away when I 1st heard it) what a REAL first album...Figure
1-Space Oddity 2-The man Who Sold The World 3-Hunky Dory 4-Ziggy Stardust 5-Alladin Sane 6-Diamond dogs 7-Young Americans 8-Station To Station thur Scary Monsters ...WHAT A ROLL he was on...man he (IMO) ruled...he also saved Lou Reeds, Iggy Pops and even Mott The Hoople's careers...to me Bowie is an all-time great..it should be noted!

Eddie

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:21:59 AM PST
Eddie H. says:
MiBoDoCa...To me, The Doors was one of the most overated, pretentious bands ever....hard to listen to them!

Eddie

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:24:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 5:26:17 AM PST
Eddie H. says:
MiBoDoCa...Out of your terrific 20 only 6 I wouldn't put on mine...but a great list......

Eddie

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:30:41 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 5:31:02 AM PST
Some good 60's Bowie songs:

Let Me Sleep Beside You
She's Got Medals
London Boys
Can't Help Thinking About Me
I Dig Everything
Do Any Thing You Say
I'm Not Losing Sleep
Good Morning Girl
And I Say to Myself

I even like "The Laughing Gnome"

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 5:35:43 AM PST
Eddie H. says:
Is anyone here going to see The Who at the Barclay Center....Nov. 14....it would be cool to meet and say hello....let me know....

Eddie

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:56:11 AM PST
Severin says:
Yeah Bowie was all over the map in the mid-'60s. He changed bands, record labels and genres a lot before the "Space Oddity" album and song came out in 1969. I'm glad he hung in there long enough to find his niche.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 6:15:56 AM PST
Eddie H. says:
Donald...Since his heart attack he has retired...I miss his music...loved the Reality album (the tour was amazing also)

Eddie

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 6:27:14 AM PST
Eddie H. says:
MissMiscellanea....a lot of people got great list...yours is terrific...

Eddie

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 6:38:53 AM PST
H&L says:
Eddie,

I can understand why Bowie does not tour anymore. Quite frankly I think touring is overrated. I'd perfore hear music that an artist creat in the studio then pring it out live. I'd say send the new CD on tour. I do wish Bowie would release new music every once in a while. Even when George Harrison retired from touring we got a new album from him every once in a while.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 6:47:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 6:48:44 AM PST
Been listening to some Kinks:
Session Man - great harpsichord intro from Nicky Hopkins.
This Is Where I Belong - good drumming from Avory.
Big Black Smoke - Love the church bells at beginning and end, very English, like on an English Sunday morning.
Young and Innocent Days - good harpsichord, played by Ray, not Hopkins. Great acoustic guitar outro.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 7:27:26 AM PST
Eddie H. says:
Bernard....YOU ARE MY HERO...Young and Innocent Days is one of those songs that give me the chills....the mixture of beauty and sadness is overwhelming in the song! This Is Where I belong is also in that league....

Eddie

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 7:27:27 AM PST
MiBoDoCa says:
I disagree. The Beatles were in the right place at the right time and marketed brilliantly. If it wasn't them, it would have happened with a different band.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 7:28:44 AM PST
MiBoDoCa says:
I can't believe I forgot Phil Ochs. One of my all time favorites. I guess I was thinking in terms of Beat artists.
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