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Inside the British Invasion: 5 Popular British Invasion Bands

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 7 min read

A major musical and cultural movement during the 1960s, the British Invasion was born from the worldwide success of bands like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other pop-rock acts from the United Kingdom. The British Invasion, its signature sound, and most popular acts helped form the look and sound of rock and roll as we know it today.