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British Invasion Music of The 60’s Live in Bangkok
16 May 2015 / 17.00 at Muangthai GMM Live House @ CentralWorld, 8th Fl.
This iconic event commemorates the legendary 60s music phenomenon called THE BRITISH INVASION and in the wake of massive mop top pop hysteria, all of the participants in this incredible concert experience dominated the music world and scored more than seventy worldwide Top 40 hits. Their sound and look changed popular culture forever and now they are back to celebrate and honor some of the greatest songs of the twentieth century.
The Animals – The Animals who began in Newcastle as the Kansas City Five — were a major influence among R&B-based British bands in the early Sixties. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound. The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-oriented album material. They were known in the US as part of the British Invasion.
The Marmalade – The Marmalade was a Scottish pop rock group from the east end of Glasgow, originally formed in 1961 as the Gaylords, and then later billed as Dean Ford and the Gaylords. In 1966 they changed the group name to The Marmalade. The most successful period for the band, in terms of UK chart success, was between 1968 and 1972.
Mike Pender’s Searchers – Mike Pender was the voice of the Searchers, one of the most influential bands to come out of Liverpool in the early 1960s. Pender also played the trademark jangly Rickenbacker twelve-string riffs on such quintessential hits as “Needles and Pins,” which gave way to the West Coast folk-rock revolution closely identified with the Byrds. Along the way the Searchers popularized the songs of such writers as Jackie DeShannon, P.F. Sloan, Jack Nitzsche and Tony Hatch.
Spencer Davis – While it produced some of the most dynamic R&B singles of the Sixties, the Spencer Davis Group is perhaps best known as the musical launching pad for rock icon Steve Winwood. Hailing from Wales, Spencer founded the famed Spencer Davis Group in 1963, producing a dozen top 10 hit songs, helping to bring British rock ‘n roll to the rest of the world.
The Tremeloes – On New Year’s Day, 1962, Decca Records auditioned two bands at its London studios: the Tremeloes, a veteran group from Essex, and a relatively unknown Liverpool quartet known as the Beatles. Decca chose the Tremeloes over the newcomers because, as a London based outfit, they would be more easily accessible. To say it was a bad decision is more than an understatement, but the Tremeloes did produce some hits for Decca, ultimately placing thirteen songs in the British top forty.
The Troggs – Decades from now, when musicologists trace the origins of punk rock music, they’ll find a path leading directly to the British invasion band the Troggs. In fact, the Troggs have continued to embrace both hard rock and alternative music during their more than 45 years together. The Troggs — an abbreviation of their original name, the Troglodytes (cavemen) — organized in 1964.
From the heart of Fico Corporation and Muse Entertainment Group with all contributors, it is our goal to create a celebration for British 60s pop and rock music lovers to keep the music and memories alive… and we hope you’ll be a part of it.
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