Can you name all these British Invasion bands of the 1960s?

They weren't as big as the Beatles, but they were big!

Everybody knows the Beatles. But they were not the only Brits to rock America in the 1960s. The Fab Four were merely the vanguard of the British Invasion.

Dozens of groups from the U.K. scored big hits — and reshaped rock 'n' roll as we know it. Some of these bands continued to rock stadiums for decades, while others were more Sixties phenomena. 

Let's see if you can recognize these groups. Read the hints and examine the album covers for clues!

  1. They were one of the biggest of their generation — almost as big as Big Ben.
    Image: Decca
  2. You really got this one.
    Image: Reprise
  3. Eric did not seem too thrilled to have a hit.
    Image: MGM
  4. The drummer got top billing in this band.
    Image: Epic Records
  5. "She's Not There" but these five guys are.
    Image: Parrot
  6. Jeff Beck had replaced Eric Clapton by this point, when the band was having its 'Rave Up'.
    Image: Epic Records
  7. "Stop Stop Stop." You could find these nice boys at the "Bus Stop."
    Image: Parlophone
  8. They were such a "Wild Thing" they were in a cave!
    Image: Fontana
  9. You could find them hanging in "Itchycoo Park."
    Image: Immediate Records
  10. These what's-their-names did "Do Wah Diddy Diddy."
    Image: Ascot Records
  11. They first ap-"pier"-ed with the hit "Go Now."
    Image: London Records
  12. Perhaps you first "checked" out Steve Winwood in this band.
    Image: United Artists

Can you name all these British Invasion bands of the 1960s?

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Evan 12 days ago
12/12. Right in my wheelhouse! Happy to see they didn't make the mistake of calling them Manfred Mann "and His Earth Band."
TheMuffinMan 21 days ago
British invasion was easy I nailed all 12.
LindaWilliams 22 days ago
You got 10 out of 12
You got down with these groups! Nice work!
Flash4001 23 days ago
Missed Troggs. The throw-off was Louie Louie was Kingsmen
marmetv20 24 days ago
11/12! Missed the Hollies can't believe it!
STARFIGHTER77 24 days ago
Ten outta' Twelve ...WE did COVERS of All these bands in our Garage group ..." THE BLUES PROJECT " ...late 1960s'.
MarkSpeck 25 days ago
12 out of 12. This is my musical life we're talking about here!
Angela 25 days ago
12/12. Not only knew them all but I think I know all the lyrics to all their songs.
jholton30062 25 days ago
12/12. Wasn't very difficult if you remembered the first shot of the British Invasion...
MadMadMadWorld 25 days ago
11/12. Missed #6. I thought it was Cream instead of The Yardbirds. The other 11 were easy for this '60s-loving guy!
cmarla 26 days ago
100%. I knew most of them without looking at the choices.
Diz 26 days ago
Any Herman's Hermits fans who haven't heard a recent interview with Peter Noone on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast need to check it out. He's full of great stories.
Diz 26 days ago
12/12. I've had all of these records since I was a kid and they came out. That whole British Invasion era, including some of the American bands already mentioned (Beach Boys, Revere/Raiders, Beau Brummels, Byrds, Turtles, Monkees...of course Bob Dylan...) and the Motown stuff from that time - it's still my "go to" era for having a great time. And nothing still sounds better than the sound jumping off a 45 on the turntable.
TheDavBow3 Diz 26 days ago
Amen, my friend!
pel5087 26 days ago
For all the people here not familiar with Small Faces. Go to YouTube and check out the tune Afterglow. One of the best songs of the decade.
Nickhockeycards 26 days ago
12 for 12. Should be a time limit........lol
LucyImHome1951 26 days ago
12 out of 12! Something tells me I'm into something good!
pel5087 LucyImHome1951 26 days ago
I like you're Something tells me I'm into something good! better than their You got down with these groups!
LucyImHome1951 pel5087 26 days ago
Of course there such a good time. I can get down!
Check out the PR&TR albums on Youtube, "Hard and Heavy (With Marshmallow)" and "Alias Pink Puzz", both from 1969. They are super excellent!
CheriEspinoza 26 days ago
Got all 12, about 20 seconds. I lived for this stuff.
pel5087 CheriEspinoza 26 days ago
Same here and still listening to all these bands and their great songs.
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