British Invasion

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  • Lonnie Donegan in the US Charts

     Lonnie Donegan in the US Charts
    Lonnie Donegan (a scottish skiffle musican) released a novelty single called 'Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight?)'. This single reached number 5 in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, being one of the first british act to reach get into the top 10 in the chart.
  • 'Telstar' by The Tornadoes is Realesed

    'Telstar' by The Tornadoes is Realesed
    The Tornadoes song 'Telstar' is realesed. This was the first single by a british band to reach number 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 single charts by a British artist(s).
  • The Beatles Form

    The Beatles Form
    By 1962, the band The Beatles were formed, after numerous changes in name and members of the band, it contained John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr.
  • 'I Only Want to Be with You' Dusty Springfield

    The single by Dusty Springfield called 'I Only Want to Be with You' was realesed in november of 1963. This was the first solo single of the british invasion to enter the billboard charts (being the first person after The Beatles).
  • Beatlemania Talked About on CBS Evening News

    Beatlemania Talked About on CBS Evening News
    On December the 10th, 1963, a story about Beatlemania spreading around the United Kingdom ran. Walter Cronkite ran the show, and there after many people were awear of The Beatles.
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand

    I Want to Hold Your Hand
    On January 18, 1964 The Beatles' single 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 45. Soon after, the single went to number 1 on the charts, and stayed in that position for seven weeks. This single stayed in the charts for a total of 15 weeks. I Want to Hold Your Hand was The Beatles first number one hit and also became their best selling single worldwide.
  • The Beatles Appear on the Ed Sullivan Show

    The Beatles Appear on the Ed Sullivan Show
    The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show for the first time, which greatly sky rocked their popularity in the United States.
  • The Beatles On Top of the Charts

    The Beatles On Top of the Charts
    On April 4th of 1964 The Beatles held the top five places in the Billboard Hot 100 single chart. They are the only act to have ever achieved this to date.
  • 'Happy Jack' by The Who is released

    'Happy Jack' by The Who is released
    On Decemeber 3rd, 1966 The Who's new single 'Happy Jack' was released. It got into the U.S.A charts, peaking at number 24. While in the UK it was at number 3. This song was believed to start the second wave of the british invastion after The Beatles, as The Who had a more popish style.
  • The Beatles Split up

    The Beatles Split up
    By 1970 the world famous band, The Beatles, had split up and gone their seperate ways. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrision became solo artists. Later in life Paul McCartney formed another band, and George Harrison became a solo artist as well as a film producer. The other two 'Beatles' became solo artists, and Ringo Starr was on many T.V shows as a voice dubber.