Launched by the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, the British Invasion brought an exciting new sound, the latest fashions and mopish hairstyles that made parents cringe. A wave of British bands cam... more »e stateside and dominated the American pop charts, setting the tone for an entire generation. Now, for the first time, a dynamic collection of top groups from that era have joined together in a rousing celebration of the infectious and uplifting music that continues its popularity today. Recorded as a PBS special, this concert features nine legendary acts performing some of the best rock music ever recorded. Songs include: Love Potion #9 (Mike Pender's Searchers), Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Eric Burdon and the New Animals), Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Gerry and the Pacemakers), Groovy Kind of Love (Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders), Wild Thing (The Troggs), Build Me Up Buttercup (Clem Curtis and the Foundations), I'm Henry the Eighth (Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone), I'm Telling You Now (Freddie and the Dreamers), Bad To Me (Billy J. Kramer), and many more!« less
"Great selection of artists and songs,BUT: Eric Burdon should've sung his hits with the original arrangements and this show should have been recorded with better sound equipment. The sound on this DVD is only in stereo and TERRIBLE at that!I'll still watch it from time to time, but the above mentioned 2 items take away from my full enjoyment of this disc."
Brits rule ok
paul lacey | Bossley Park, NSW Australia | 03/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"MY FIRST AMAZON SHIPMENT...
THIS AMAZES ME... THIS DISC NOT AVAILABLE IN UK... OR AUSTRALIA... THE PRICE DIFFERENCE IS STEEP COMPARED TO AUSTRALIA PRICES... BUT WHO CARES... THIS DVD WAS A PLEASANT SUPRISE... I WASNT EXPECTING THE QUALITY OF SOUND FROM THIS ERA... BUT ITS ABSOLUTELY GREAT.. EVEN THE AMERICAN AUDIENCE LOVED THE ACTS...
THIS DVD COMPILATION MUSIC WAS OF MY PARENTS ERA... BUT THESE ARE CLASSIC SONGS AND WELL WORTH BUYING..."
Worth While Adding To Your Collection
C. W. Emblom | Ishpeming, Michigan USA | 05/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I base my review of four stars on the number of songs I enjoyed (20 out of 31). I especially enjoyed Peter Noone/Herman's Hermits (6 songs), Freddie & the Dreamers (2 songs), and Clem Curtis and the Foundations singing Build Me Up Buttercup. Other songs are enjoyable as well. There are too many to list. If you enjoyed this music during its heyday, you'll enjoy it on this DVD."
This music lives on...
Becky | 03/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There is something very special about the music that came out of the 60's. The British Invasion played a large role in how it evolved. I waited over six months for this program to air on PBS, only to find that the local PBS station had chosen not to air it. I had to wait another three months before I finally got to view the show. I do so wish I had gone last summer. Having the opportunity to see so many of the artists I listened to in my early youth would have been a real treat. The Foundations, The Dakotas, Wayne Fontana, I still listen to them. My kids listen to them. I have seen Peter Noone on a few (dozen) occasions, and he always puts on a great show. Always. He still has the spark and energy of a fiftenn year old. Watching him makes me feel like a kid again, too. I for one am thrilled to have this video to watch between shows."
Sound Could Be Much Better
rich2putt | MA | 08/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's was great to see the groups that you heard for the last 40 years on DVD. The DVD image is sharp, but the audio was very, very, very disappointing. Hard to believe with today's technology and the rare apperances of so many rock groups in one concert setting that it was recorded in stereo. All in all, I would recommend this DVD more for the nostalgia then the sound of the 60's......"