|A one hour special about the British invasion kickstarts a new series on the sixties from CNN|
The Sixties: The British Invasion begins with the breakthrough performance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, which was watched by a record-setting 73 million viewers, blazing a culture-changing path through America fifty years ago next month. The Beatles’ success was quickly followed by other British bands hoping to conquer the hearts of American teens. Those siren calls of The Animals, The Kinks, The Hollies, The Dave Clarke 5, The Who, and The Rolling Stones are all revisited in this paean to the power of the music that defined a generation – and remain vital and relevant today.
Throughout the special, soul song legend Smokey Robinson, Graham Nash, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, David Wild, Micky Dolenz and others all provide insights into how the “British invasion” was actually a reciprocal flow of influences back and forth with American artists.
Source: CNN Press Room