Can You Pass This Epic “British Invasion” Quiz?

The British Invasion of the 1960s changed music history forever. It also stirred a fire in many a young girls heart! Do you think you know about the music and history of the British Invasion better than most? Take these 12 questions and see if you're a t
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Which of these bands was actually a British group?
The Buckinghams
The Nashville Teens
Sir Douglas Quintet
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Which British Invasion band had a hit song which included the lyrics: "I was born in a cross-fire hurricane/And I howled at my ma in the driving rain?"
The Who
The Rolling Stones
The Troggs
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Which British Invasion group was responsible for the lyrics: "I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry/Henry the eighth I am"?
Peter and Gordon
The Troggs
Herman's Hermits
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In which year did The Rolling Stones form in London?
1959
1962
1966
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What event is seen as the start of the British Invasion?
The instrumental "Stranger on the Shore" reaches No. 1 in the U.S.
The Beatles play the "Ed Sullivan Show"
The Animals perform on "American Bandstand"
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What U.S. tragedy is credited with making the time right for British bands and their upbeat, catchy songs?
The fire in Apollo 1
The death of Marilyn Monroe
The JFK assassination
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Often described as the first folk-rock hit, this song about life gone bad in New Orleans was the first U.S. chart-topper for British pop group The Animals.
"See See Rider"
"House of the Rising Sun"
"A Summer Song"
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From 1964 to 1966 this group placed 15 hits in the U.S. Top 40, giving The Beatles a run for their money. Which group is it?
The Kinks
The Zombies
The Dave Clark Five
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This group invaded in 1964 with the song "Time Is on My Side."
The Who
The Rolling Stones
Herman's Hermits
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This singer won the 1965 Grammy for best rock 'n' roll recording for "Downtown."
Petula Clark
Dusty Springfield
Marianne Faithfull
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This band, featuring brothers Ray and Dave Davies, had early success with songs including “You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night.
The Kinks
The Zombies
The Animals
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This singer proved that you didn't have to be in a band to hit it big in the U.S. in the '60s with his songs "Sunshine Superman" and "Mellow Yellow
Donovan
Steve Winwood
Tom Jones
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Based on the results of this quiz, you are British bright! While you may not be the world’s foremost expert on the British Invasion in American music, you know the basics. Like you’re aware that the Beatles and The Rolling Stones caused riotous outbursts in many girls all across the nation!

C+, British Bright

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are British brilliant! The British Invasion sure hasn’t vexed you, in fact, you seem so interested in the topic that you’re practically an expert. You know all about the music and culture surrounding this movement in America. Keep up the good work!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are British invasion beautiful! Let's face it, when it comes to the British Invasion in America you’re an expert. From the musical acts that made the time period what it was to the culture that surrounded America’s new favorite country, you know it all! We commend you for your amazing knowledge!

A+, British Invasion Beautiful

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1
Which of these bands was actually a British group?
The Buckinghams
The Nashville Teens
Sir Douglas Quintet
2
Which British Invasion band had a hit song which included the lyrics: "I was born in a cross-fire hurricane/And I howled at my ma in the driving rain?"
The Who
The Rolling Stones
The Troggs
3
Which British Invasion group was responsible for the lyrics: "I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry/Henry the eighth I am"?
Peter and Gordon
The Troggs
Herman's Hermits
4
In which year did The Rolling Stones form in London?
1959
1962
1966
5
What event is seen as the start of the British Invasion?
The instrumental "Stranger on the Shore" reaches No. 1 in the U.S.
The Beatles play the "Ed Sullivan Show"
The Animals perform on "American Bandstand"
6
What U.S. tragedy is credited with making the time right for British bands and their upbeat, catchy songs?
The fire in Apollo 1
The death of Marilyn Monroe
The JFK assassination
7
Often described as the first folk-rock hit, this song about life gone bad in New Orleans was the first U.S. chart-topper for British pop group The Animals.
"See See Rider"
"House of the Rising Sun"
"A Summer Song"
8
From 1964 to 1966 this group placed 15 hits in the U.S. Top 40, giving The Beatles a run for their money. Which group is it?
The Kinks
The Zombies
The Dave Clark Five
9
This group invaded in 1964 with the song "Time Is on My Side."
The Who
The Rolling Stones
Herman's Hermits
10
This singer won the 1965 Grammy for best rock 'n' roll recording for "Downtown."
Petula Clark
Dusty Springfield
Marianne Faithfull
11
This band, featuring brothers Ray and Dave Davies, had early success with songs including “You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night.
The Kinks
The Zombies
The Animals
12
This singer proved that you didn't have to be in a band to hit it big in the U.S. in the '60s with his songs "Sunshine Superman" and "Mellow Yellow
Donovan
Steve Winwood
Tom Jones