Monday, February 10, 2014

The British Invasion Turned 50

 In honor of the weekend when music changed for teenie boppers of the 1960's, when the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, firing the opening shot of the British Invasion, Trick's Synthetic podcast presents this special podcast, "The British Invasion ...Covered Aye to Zed" with an extra 15 minutes of music just to prove a point.

A is for the Artwoods - Down In The Valley (Solomon Burke) a band named after Ron Wood's brother and the band leader, Arthur.

B is for Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret (Beatles) who was signed by Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, and had three hits with Lennon - McCartney songs.

C is for Chad and Jeremy -  Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan) who were English folk singers who appeaared on the sitcom Dick Van Dyke Show that satirized Beatlemania.

D is for David Bowie - Here Comes the Night (Them) born David Jones, but changed his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees. 

E is for Episode 6 - Here There and Everywhere (The Beatles) the band that Ian Gillan and Roger Glover left in 1969 to join Deep Purple.

F is for Fleetwood Mac - I Believe My Time Ain't Long (Elmore James) founded by Peter Green, the name combed the surnames of two bandmates, Mick Fleetwood, McVie and John McVie. 

G is for Gerry and the Pacemakers - Slow Down (Larry Williams/Beatles) were the first Mersey Beat act to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart. 

H is for the Hollies - A Taste Of Honey (Lenny Welch / The Beatles) the English rock group known for their pioneering and distinctive three part vocal harmony style.

I is for Immediate Records - Twice As Much -Sittin' On A Fence (R. Stones) founded by Rolling Stones manager, Loog Oldham, to showcase the London blues and R&B scene.

J is for John Mayall - Hideaway (Freddie King) whose band gave a start to Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Andy Fraser, and others.

K is for the Kinks - Got Love If You Want It (Slim Harpo) their loud, distorted guitar riff was achieved by slicing the speaker cone of Dave Davis' Elpico amplifier. 

L is for Larry Williams - Slow Down (Covered by The Beatles) New Orleans musician whose songs were covered by The Rolling Stones, The Animals,  Alvin Lee, Blodwyn Pig, Episode Six, Gerry & The Pacemakers, and The Beatles.

M is for the Mersey Beats - Mister Moonlight (The Beatles) are a band  from the Liverpool scene in the early 1960s who played The Cavern Club along with The Beatles and still perform today.

N is for the Neatbeats - She Said Yeah - (Animals / Rolling Stones) who prove the Mersey beat is international, since they're from Japan.

O is for the Overlanders - Michelle (The Beatles) an English folk band whose only hit was this cover tune.

P is for the Pretty Things - Don't Bring Me Down (covered by David Bowie) formed in 1963, they took their name from Bo Diddley's 1955 song "Pretty Thing".

Q is for Quarry Men - That'll Be The Day (Buddy Holly) the early skiffle band that evolved into The Beatles.

R is for the Rolling Stones - I Wanna Be Your Man (The Beatles) the bad boys of the British invasion, you can still see Mick shake his hips in concert today.

S is for the Strangeloves - Satisfaction (Rolling Stones) were a fictional band created in 1964 by a New York-based American songwriting production team cashing in on the Mod mania.

T is for Tribute's and Cover Tunes - Taxman (The Beatles) by Catfish Haven if it weren't for these, this podcast would be really quiet.

U is for the Underground Electrics - Hey Jude(The Beatles) a group of Nashville studio musicians who will remain nameless.

V is for Voormann (Klaus) - My Sweet Lord (George Harrison) who designed the iconic Revolver album cover in addition to playing bass with the band, Manfred Mann.

W is for the Who - Under My Thumb (Rolling Stones) who? The Who!

Y is for the Yardbirds- Hang On Sloopy (McCoys) who had a hand in electric guitar innovations of the 1960s, such as feedback and "fuzztone" distortion and spawned the band, Led Zeppelin.

Z is for the  Zombies -You've Really Got A Hold On Me (The Beatles),Bring It On Home To Me (Animals) the second band from England to have a number 1 hit in America and they made their U.S. debut on Hullabaloo.

X is for this eXtra special cover tune by Ringo Starr's All Star Band - Norwegian Wood (The Beatles) with Peter Frampton.

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