1964 marks the year that four mop-tops known as The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show—reviving rock n’ roll after that fatal day in 1958 when “the music died.” This performance sparked a second revolution in North America—but this time we welcomed the British!
Barry Miles, the author of the New York Times bestseller Hippie, celebrates the British music, films, and fashion that rocked the U.S.A. from 1964 to 1969. In The British Invasion ($27.95 / 1-4027-6976-8 / November, 2009 / Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.), Miles captures a magical time when British groups were topping the US charts; Time magazine put Swinging London on its cover; Oscars went to a string of British actors, directors, and movies; and hemlines across the nation rose high up the legs of girls who adopted the mini dress.
BRITISH INVASION is the first fully illustrated volume that celebrates the pivotal cultural moment when the United States took on a British accent! With more than 200 photographs, including original era teen magazines and other memorabilia that capture one of the most exciting artistic periods in recent history, this is an evocative, irresistible look back.