The History of Rock &... Episodes

1995, TV Show

Episode Detail: Britain Invades, America Fights Back - The History of Rock & Roll

The Beatles "Twist and Shout" their way to the top in Britain, Europe and America, then lead the British Invasion of 1964. The U.S. offers Motown and pop bands like the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, the Young Rascals and the Lovin' Spoonful.

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Premiered: 1995, on Syndicated
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Premise: Not even this tasty 10-part take can truly capture rock's history, but it's a real nice try. A bit talky at times, but look who's talking: Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Little Richard are among those recalling glory days, including the triumphs of the Beatles and Motown; Bob Dylan's groundbreaking exit from folk; Pink Floyd's classic `Dark Side of the Moon' album; and the ascendance of the electric guitar, courtesy of the sounds of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix.


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