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The British Invasion

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•1962: "Telstar" was the first U.S. Number One by a British group. It was also a number one hit in the UK.

•The Beatles' triumphant arrival in New York on February 7, 1964.

The term "British Invasion" was coined in 1964 to describe the wave of British rock and roll and beat artists (primarily groups) whose popularity spread rapidly to the rest of the English-speaking world, especially the United States and Canada.

British artists which reached number-one on the Hot 100, 1964-1966

•The Beatles

•The Animals

•Peter and Gordon

•Cilla Black

•The Dave Clark Five

•Petula Clark

•Donovan

•Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders

•Freddie and the Dreamers

•Herman's Hermits

•The Kinks

•Manfred Mann

•The New Vaudeville Band

•The Rolling Stones

•The Troggs

•The Who

•The Yardbirds

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British artists which reached number-one on the Hot 100, 1964-1966

•The Beatles

•The Animals

•Peter and Gordon

•Cilla Black

•The Dave Clark Five

•Petula Clark

•Donovan

•Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders

•Freddie and the Dreamers

•Herman's Hermits

•The Kinks

•Manfred Mann

•The New Vaudeville Band

•The Rolling Stones

•The Troggs

•The Who

•The Yardbirds

Not quite; the following acts did not hit #1 on the Hot 100 (highest chart position for each listed in parentheses):

Cilla Black (#26, "You're My World")

Kinks (#6, "Tired of Waiting For You")

Who (#9, "I Can See for Miles")

Yardbirds (#6, "For Your Love")

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Not quite; the following acts did not hit #1 on the Hot 100 (highest chart position for each listed in parentheses):

Cilla Black (#26, "You're My World")

Kinks (#6, "Tired of Waiting For You")

Who (#9, "I Can See for Miles")

Yardbirds (#6, "For Your Love")

Great update cj, after all the site is Songfacts, not Songfictions! Appreciate it!!

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