This week, the Top 11 kids will be singing the songs of the British Invasion. The ever-groovy (and British!) LisaB posted some great links in daily chat for those who’d like to learn more about the mid-sixties movement that changed the face of pop music. From: Answers.com, Wikipedia, Wiki’s list of songs and a list of artists (that one courtesy of Hezzer).
The most famous band of the era, is of course, The Beatles. Other well known artists are The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Animals, The Bee Gees (pre-disco, of course) and The Who. Here are more you may have heard of–The Spencer Davis Group, The Hollies, Dave Clark 5 and Herman’s Hermits. I can’t leave out the girls–Petula Clark, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield and Lulu
Peter Noone and Lulu will be on hand to mentor the contestants. Peter will mentor the boys, Lulu the girls. On results night Peter, who fronted the band Herman’s Hermits will perform “A Kind of Hush.” Lulu sings “To Sir With Love.”
Hopefully, the kids will do their homework on (Suggestion: ask your parents!) the Brit invasion. There’s some great great music to choose from. I think this week could go either way. If the contestants choose good songs and sing them well, it could be a great night of music. I’m looking forward to being entertained. Really, I am.