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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RoberttheWallace 1 month ago
Nailed 'em--I grew up in the 60's so, had a significant advantage! Some of the Greatest rock bands Ever! ! !
groovygirl 2 months ago
only 12 years old, but got 10/12!!! missed the yardbirds and moody blues!
Evan 2 months 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 2 months ago
British invasion was easy I nailed all 12.
LindaWilliams 2 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
You got down with these groups! Nice work!
Flash4001 3 months ago
Missed Troggs. The throw-off was Louie Louie was Kingsmen
marmetv20 3 months ago
11/12! Missed the Hollies can't believe it!
STARFIGHTER77 3 months ago
Ten outta' Twelve ...WE did COVERS of All these bands in our Garage group ..." THE BLUES PROJECT " ...late 1960s'.
MarkSpeck 3 months ago
12 out of 12. This is my musical life we're talking about here!
Angela 3 months ago
12/12. Not only knew them all but I think I know all the lyrics to all their songs.
jholton30062 3 months ago
12/12. Wasn't very difficult if you remembered the first shot of the British Invasion...
MadMadMadWorld 3 months 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 3 months ago
100%. I knew most of them without looking at the choices.
Diz 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
Amen, my friend!
pel5087 3 months 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 3 months ago
12 for 12. Should be a time limit........lol
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