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The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite British Invasion bands. The British invasion took place between 1964 and 1966. No other bands from outside that era should be included on this list.

British invasion artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good british invasion bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top british invasion bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. British invasion groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all british invasion bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest british invasion bands of all time, since the most famous british invasion artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best british invasion music.

You can click on the british invasion band names to see more information about that particular notable british invasion group. If they're near the top of the best british invasion artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top british invasion bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the british invasion band names themselves.

Artists here include everything from The Yardbirds to Donovan Leitch. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the best artists on this list. Which is better for this list, The Small Faces or Mick Avory?

All important, significant and iconic names in british invasion music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new british invasion bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of british invasion, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into british invasion music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good british invasion bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent british invasion bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best british invasion bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest british invasion musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular british invasion bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
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The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk
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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music
4
The Who is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
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The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music
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Eric Burdon & the Animals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues
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The Zombies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Rock music, Psychedelic pop
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The Hollies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop
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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Bodh Gaïa added Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
10
Herman's Hermits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music
11
The Dave Clark Five is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
12
Peter and Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
GregerNordstrom added Pop music
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John Mayall and the Bluesbreak... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
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The Small Faces is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music
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Donovan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop
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The Troggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock
17
Gerry & the Pacemakers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music
18
Chad & Jeremy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Folk music, Soft rock
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The Tremeloes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Psychedelic pop, Merseybeat
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The Spencer Davis Group is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
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Status Quo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
GregerNordstrom added Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
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Marianne Faithfull is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
23
Manfred Mann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Psychedelic pop, Rhythm and blues
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The Mindbenders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Merseybeat
25
Freddie and the Dreamers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Merseybeat