THE BRITISH INVASION
While there were dozens of dozens of groups and artists (both major and “one hit wonders”) who were part of the British Invasion, for purposes of their enormous bodies of work as songwriters, we’re going to focus on the four big groups of the first wave: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Kinks.
Watch the following DVDS (under ‘Media Resources’)
The Rolling Stones : Crossfire hurricane : (DVD) (17480) 2012 ID
‘A Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles)
‘Imagine (John Lennon)’
Amazing journey : The story of The Who : (DVD) (15194) 2007 ID
At your favorite streaming site, listen to the greatest hits CDs of the Kinks, Rolling Stones, Beatles and the Who
Answer the following questions:
Write 250 words on each group’s principal songwriter (Lennon/McCartney, Jagger/Richards, Pete Townsend, Ray Davies) and discuss what makes their work unique, interesting and relevant to its time…and discuss what about the songs (if anything) you find relevant today
In 250 words or less, what did you take away from Chris Braide’s presentation that was relevant to the British Invasion?