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Music

Songs We Play at our Shows Include:

1964          
A Hard Day's Night              Beatles
And I Love Her                     Beatles
Twist and Shout                   Beatles
Boys                                      Beatles               
If I Fell                                   Beatles
Twist and Shout                   Beatles
A World Without Love         Peter and Gordon
I Go to Pieces                      Peter and Gordon
Walk In The Room              The Searchers                    
Needles and Pins                The Searchers
Gloria                                     Them                   
You Really Got Me                The Kinks                           
Under My Thumb                  Stones                                             
Hippy Hippy Shake               The Swinging Blue Jeans                    
Do Wah Diddy Diddy            Manfred Mann
Go Now                                  Moody Blues


 1965
                        
 Ferry 'Cross The Mersey                    Gerry and The Pacemakers        
 Don't Let the Sun Catch you Cryin    Gerry and the Pacemakers
For Your Love                                       Yardbirds          
Satisfaction                                           Rolling Stones           
 Here Comes The Night                        Them            
 We Gotta Get Out Of This Place         Animals    
 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood         Animals     
 I Can't Explain                                      The Who  
 Norwegian Wood                       Beatles
I Don't Wanna Spoil The Party  Beatles                                  
Don't Let Me Down                     Beatles
Things We Said Today               Beatles
Saw Her Standing here              Beatles
No Reply                                      Beatles
Day Tripper                                  Beatles
Act Naturally                               Beatles
Mrs Brown                                  Herman's Hermits            
Glad All Over                              Dave Clark Five                

1966
Bus Stop                                      The Hollies           
Substitute                                     The who          
Under My Thumb                         Rolling Stones            
Out Of Time                                  Rolling Stones           
Wild Horses                                  Rolling Stones
Ruby Tuesday                              Rolling Stones
Nowhere Man                               Beatles
Waterloo Sunset                          The Kinks                          
Lazing On a Sunny Afternoon    The Kinks          
Pretty Flamingo                           Manfred Mann            
With A Girl Like You                    The Troggs                         
Wild Thing                                    The Troggs
Love is all around                        The Troggs                     

1967

Eight Days a Week                                  Beatles
With A Little Help From My Friends       Beatles 
Honky Tonk Woman                                Rolling Stones
Itchycoo Park                                          Small Faces 
Waterloo Sunset                                     The Kinks
Carrie Ann                                               The Hollies
There's A Kind Of Hush                          Herman's Hermits  
Brown Eyed Girl                                      Van Morrison 
The First Cut Is The Deepest                  Cat Stevens  
Keep On Runnin'                                     Spencer Davis Group
She's Not There                                       The Zombies
                                     
1968
Jumpin' Jack Flash                               Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar                                          Rolling Stones  
Wild Horses                                            Rolling Stones
The Mighty Quinn                                  Manfred Mann
No Matter What                                      Badfinger  
Come and Get It                                     Badfinger                     
Here Comes The Sun                            Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps            Beatles
Back In The USSR                                 Beatles
Gonna Lose That Girl                           Beatles                        
Photograph                                            Beatles
It Don't Come Easy                                Beatles
Ain't She Sweet                                      Beatles
When I'm 64                                            Beatles
Gimme that Rock and Roll Music         Beatles
Squeeze Box                                          The Who
Allison                                                     Elvis Costello
Peace Love and Understanding           Nick Lowe                          
 
Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress   The Hollies
Lola                                                         The Kinks
With a Girl Like You                               The Kinks
Whiskey In The Jar                                Thin Lizzie
500 Miles                                                 The Proclaimers
Sunshine of Your Love                          Cream
Cocaine                                                   Eric Clapton
You Look Wonderful Tonight                Eric Clapton
Slow Down Linda                                   Eric Clapton
Make Me Smile                                      Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
I'm Into Something Good                      Herman's Hermits


 
In the January 25, 1964 edition of Cash Box magazine, The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" reached number one on the chart; it did the same on Billboard's February 1 chart. On February 7, the CBS Evening News ran a story about the Beatles' United States arrival that afternoon in which the correspondent said "The British Invasion this time goes by the code name Beatlemania".

Two days later (Sunday, February 9) they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Nielsen Ratings estimated that 45 percent of Americans watched the show. On April 4, the Beatles held the top 5 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and to date no other act has accomplished this feat. The group's massive chart success continued until they broke up in 1970.

One week later, Dusty Springfield, became the next British act to reach the Hot 100, with "I Only Want to Be With You", which fell just short of the top 10. She soon followed up with several other hits, becoming what Allmusic described as "the finest white soul singer of her era".

 During the next two years or so, Chad & Jeremy, Peter and Gordon, The Animals, Manfred Mann, Petula Clark, Freddie and the Dreamers, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Herman's Hermits, The Rolling Stones, The Troggs, and Donovan would have one or more number one singles. Other Invasion acts included The Dave Clark Five, The Searchers, Danny Williams, Billy J. Kramer, The Bachelors, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Honeycombs, Them, and Sounds Orchestral. On 8 May 1965 the Britain came closer than it ever had or would to a clean sweep of a weekly Hot 100's Top 10, lacking only a hit at #2. British Invasion acts also dominated the music charts at home in the United Kingdom.

British Invasion artists played in styles now categorized either as blues-based rock music or as guitar-driven rock/pop. A second wave of the invasion occurred featuring acts such as The Who, The Zombies, and The Hollies, which were influenced by the invasion's pop side and American rock music. The musical style of British Invasion artists, such as the Beatles, was influenced by earlier American rock and roll, a genre which had lost some popularity and appeal by the time of the Invasion. White British performers essentially revived a musical genre rooted in black American culture.