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Britain invades the world: Mid-Sixties British Music

Tom Hibbert, History of Rock, The, 1982

Before 1964, the United States' worldwide domination of the pop music industry — and youth culture in general — was virtually total. Few British artists made much of an impression overseas, and those that did manage to penetrate foreign markets tended to be little more than imitations of American sounds and styles.

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