Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 05:01 pm
I have to do a research project for school on the British Invasion, but I can't use encyclopedias or anything like that. Any ideas on where I can find scholarly articles?
 
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 05:34 pm
@dolphingirl102,
Biographies. Retrospectives. Histories.

Try your library.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 05:36 pm
@dolphingirl102,
Rolling Stone magazine, and Time magazine will have some articles on it...
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 05:56 pm
@dolphingirl102,
Just lost my first attempt at helping you with this question.

What grade are you in? That'd help us determine the level and depth of study that would cover your paper's bases.

There is also rock/pop history documentaries as well on the subject. Hopefully your local public library or nearby college library will have a decent DVD inventory.

Three books on the subject:
The British Invasion: How the Beatles and Other UK Bands Conquered America (Paperback) by Bill Harry
 
Or Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop, Inside Out by Gordon Thompson

Or The British Invasion: The History of British Rock By Ira Robbins. Got an A+ review from ew.com
http://m.ew.com/news-detail.rbml?guid=0,,316402,00


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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 06:50 pm
@dolphingirl102,
This should get you started...

http://rockhall.com/exhibits/british-invasion/

http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/g/britishinvasion.htm

http://rockhall.com/exhibits/the-beatles-exhibit/

http://rockhall.com/exhibits/featured-collections/the-beatles/

http://rockhall.com/inductees/the-beatles/bio/

http://rockhall.com/inductees/john-lennon/bio/

http://rockhall.com/inductees/paul-mccartney/bio/

http://rockhall.com/inductees/george-harrison/bio/

http://rockhall.com/inductees/the-rolling-stones/bio/

http://rockhall.com/exhibits/featured-collections/the-rolling-stones/

http://rockhall.com/exhibits/featured-collections/the-who/

http://rockhall.com/inductees/the-hollies/bio/

http://rockhall.com/inductees/the-kinks/bio/

http://rockhall.com/inductees/the-animals/bio/

http://rockhall.com/inductees/the-dave-clark-five/bio/



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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 07:08 pm
@dolphingirl102,
No better place to start for scholarly articles on anything than

http://scholar.google.com/
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 11:37 am
@dolphingirl102,
Also you can try your library - I know my daughter has used the library internet to gets lots of articles and you do not even need to go to the library. Just log on from home.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 01:00 pm
The British Invasion was an exciting musical event.

I can remember hearing "My Generation" (The Who) on the radio and immediately pestering my folks to buy me a Fender bass.(John Entwhistle played the first bass solo on a top 40 hit).

I see a lot of people getting the British Invasion acts wrong. No, Pink Floyd isn't B.I. Yes, the Searchers are.

I think the main factor that fueled the invasion was the fact that British teenagers fell in love with American R&B and Blues. Even the Beatles played nothing but ,in their Cavern Club days.

The first few Stones albums had a ton of Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, Larry Williams, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke,etc.

The Animals scored a huge hit with an old American folk song, "The House Of The Rising Sun"

Some bands and artists that are sometimes omitted from the B.I. list:
~Them with Van Morrison
~The Nashville Teens
~The Zombies
~Peter & Gordon
~Chad & Jeremy
~Gerry & The Pacemakers
~Herman's Hermits
~Freddie & The Dreamers
~Dusty Springfield
~Manfred Mann
~Petula Clark

Here's a fine article that has a rather sterile and long title:The Pendulum of Cultural Imperialism: Popular Music Interchanges Between the United States and Britain, 1943–1967

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.0022-3840.1993.00061.x/abstract

Enjoy your assignment and feel free to come back here for any help you might need.
margo
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 03:10 pm
@panzade,
panzade wrote:

The British Invasion was an exciting musical event.

I can remember hearing "My Generation" (The Who) on the radio and immediately pestering my folks to buy me a Fender bass.(John Entwhistle played the first bass solo on a top 40 hit).

I see a lot of people getting the British Invasion acts wrong. No, Pink Floyd isn't B.I. Yes, the Searchers are.

I think the main factor that fueled the invasion was the fact that British teenagers fell in love with American R&B and Blues. Even the Beatles played nothing but ,in their Cavern Club days.

The first few Stones albums had a ton of Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, Larry Williams, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke,etc.

The Animals scored a huge hit with an old American folk song, "The House Of The Rising Sun"

Some bands and artists that are sometimes omitted from the B.I. list:
~Them with Van Morrison
~The Nashville Teens
~The Zombies
~Peter & Gordon
~Chad & Jeremy
~Gerry & The Pacemakers
~Herman's Hermits
~Freddie & The Dreamers
~Dusty Springfield
~Manfred Mann
~Petula Clark

Here's a fine article that has a rather sterile and long title:The Pendulum of Cultural Imperialism: Popular Music Interchanges Between the United States and Britain, 1943–1967

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.0022-3840.1993.00061.x/abstract

Enjoy your assignment and feel free to come back here for any help you might need.


Jeez, Panz...that's the story of my life you're telling there!
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 03:40 pm
@margo,
Quote:
Jeez, Panz...that's the story of my life you're telling there!

I lived it too margo!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2011 08:36 am
@margo,
Wait a sec??? Margo?? Is The Pendulum of Cultural Imperialism: Popular Music Interchanges Between the United States and Britain, 1943–1967 a biography about you?
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2011 11:57 pm
@dolphingirl102,
Here's what you do. Go and read the Billboard charts for popular music from 1960-1970. You will see in a moment that the British Invasion description is for the appearance of a significant number of British artists on the charts, starting in late 1963-early 1964. Go year by year and show with statistics of the nationality of those on the Top 100 chart what the term meant.

btw that is what you call "research."
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