British Invasion

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  • Brit. Invasion begins

    Brit. Invasion begins
    The Beatles land at JFK Airport in NY.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show

    The Ed Sullivan Show
    The Beatles perform on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and are watched by a record-setting 73 million people.
  • Beatles first live performance in the U.S.

    Beatles first live performance in the U.S.
  • Beatles hold the top 5 slots on Billboard's chart

    (1) Can't Buy Me Love, (2) Twist and Shout, (3) She Loves You, (4) I Want To Hold Your Hand (5) Please Please Me
  • Rolling Stones release debut album

    Rolling Stones release debut album
    (#1 in UK, #11 in US charts)
  • Rolling Stones first U.S. Tour

  • The Detours became The Who

  • The Who's first single "I Can't Explain"

    It wasn't selling very well at first until they performed the song on TV. Townshend smashed his guitar, Moon kicked over his drums and "I Can't Explain" reached #8 on the UK charts.
  • Rolling Stones first #1 hit

    "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
  • "A Quick One" released by The Who

    "A Quick One" released by The Who
    Was not popular in U.S. until album was retitled "Happy Jack", and then reached the Top 40 in 1967.
  • Our World

    Our World
    The Beatles star in "Our World," a two-hour satellite television program transmitted live by satellite to five continents and 24 countries. They perform "All You Need is Love." This is the first live television satellite program to air worldwide.
  • The Who released "Dogs"

    The record failed, and the band was becoming increasingly reliant on its American tours to keep afloat financially.
  • Last live performance

    Last live performance
    The Beatles perform together for the last time live, on the roof of Apple's London office.
  • Last album

    Last album
    The Beatles last album, "Let It Be" is released in the U.K. and hits number one there and in the U.S.