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British Invasion Songwriting

The “British Invasion”, which began in 1963 and which was led and dominated by the Beatles, coincided with my musical awakening at the age of eleven. While I had certainly listened to lots of music before that time (my father had been a successful pianist and teacher), the arrival of the Beatles and other bands like the Dave Clark Five, the Searchers, Hermans Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Freddie and the Dreamers, etc., was an enormous event in my life. It is why I took up the guitar. The hits came fast and furious back then, with new singles and albums released at a dizzying pace. While much of what we listened to fell well short of the pinnacle of Western music, there were some remarkably well-written songs mixed in.

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September 10, 2007 at 3:46 pm 2 comments


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