Let’s Get Under the Covers, with the Brits!

Every now and then we stumble upon some great piece of 60’s trivia that catches US by surprise! Now, don’t get us wrong, we are and will remain your number one  destination for 60’s music trivia and more! However, earlier today this brief missive came in over the transom and landed on our desk at the global headquarters of SMS, and we just had to share it with you! If you’re a regular reader of SMS then you know that we have often opined on the irony of how “The British Invasion” was actually fueled by music from The U.S.A. And, more  frequently than you realize many of our favorite records from all of our favorite British Bands were “Cover records” with the originals lingering somewhere out there in the Ozone! But fear not SMS is here with a link to our “Top Ten Covers From The British Invasion” Their origin and history! Take a listen, we know you’ll enjoy them and in many cases you’ll be very surprised


      • Sorry I haven’t posted on this but I keep playing the vid. love the originals as much as the brit versions thanks for this can’t wait for the next episode

  1. Fantastic! Although I consider myself very well-versed (and chorused) in the British Invasion and The Malibooz have done lots of shows with Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits (btw a fantastic band!), I didn’t know I’m Into Something Good was a cover!
    Also, check with Jackie DeShannon about whether or not she feels she co-wrote Needles and Pins. xo JZ

    • Hey John,
      I’m with you on “Something Good” Had no clue that Herman’s version wasn’t the first! Same thing goes with Doo Wah Diddy! I loved The Exciters, but no clue they cut it before Manfred Mann
      Thanx John,

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