Bands/Musicians 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.

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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?

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235 62
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

2
187 69
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

3
187 72
The Who is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

4
188 74
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

5
119 73
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

6
116 71
Eric Burdon & the Animals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues

7
108 69
The Zombies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

8
91 62
The Hollies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

9
91 67
Herman's Hermits is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

10
97 75
The Dave Clark Five is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

11
29 11
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Bodh Gaïa added Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

12
59 48
Donovan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

13
62 52
Gerry & the Pacemakers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

14
56 47
The Small Faces is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music

15
49 41
The Troggs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

16
27 18
Peter and Gordon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
GregerNordstrom added Pop music

17
39 36
Chad & Jeremy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Folk music, Soft rock

18
33 31
The Tremeloes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Psychedelic pop, Merseybeat

19
11 6
John Mayall and the Bluesbreak... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists

20
53 56
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

21
54 58
Manfred Mann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Psychedelic pop, Rhythm and blues

22
37 38
Marianne Faithfull is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

23
29 30
Freddie and the Dreamers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Merseybeat

24
19 19
Status Quo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
GregerNordstrom added Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

25
31 34
The Mindbenders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British Invasion Bands/Artists
Pop music, Merseybeat