Here comes the invasion…

The first month or so of our musical adventure focussed on music from America. Many of the early influences on popular music can be traced to the USA, but while the American artists were breaking with musical tradition, fledgling British bands were listening and developing their own take on the new styles of music. In the mid-1960s this wave of creativity burst onto the international music scene, and the British Invasion was born.

One band that made it big in the invasion were also pioneers of a new genre. This band mixed the improvisational Blues style typical of Chess Records acts with the new Rock ‘n’ Roll sound to make this week’s genre, Blues Rock. They were the Rolling Stones, and this week we will be listening to their debut album of 1964, the eponymous The Rolling Stones; feel free to listen too.

The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones

Each week Fran and Dave explore a new genre from the Music Tree by choosing an album to represent it. We write about the genre or artist during the week, and post our reviews on Sunday.
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One Response to Here comes the invasion…

  1. Dave says:

    I like how you’ve done this with the explanation at the bottom and the links .

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