Why is there a British Invasion but there is no Irish Invasion?
Plenty of good musicians from Ireland: U2, Enya, Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy, Bob Geldof. Why was there no such movement as the Irish Invasion?
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
The British Invasion came on like a landslide. The Irish artists flowed in more easily. Both were loved and revered and continue to be.
- Blue noseLv 52 months ago
Because the British are better obviously!
- Anonymous2 months ago
The Brits came during the golden age of Rock and Roll, the 1960s. There were also lots of them, like The Animals, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Traffic, Yardbirds, Stones, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, The Who, Zombies, Kinks, Hollies, Moody Blues, Dusty Springfield, Donovan, Tom Jones, and Herman's Hermits.
- Tony BLv 42 months ago
The term, “British Invasion” was coined to describe the popularity of British bands in the USA in the 1960s - scores of bands toured the USA and had hits there. They virtually took over the pop music scene there which was a complete reversal of what had gone before.
None of this applied to Irish bands, in the USA or, so far as I know, anywhere else.
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- KillmousekyLv 72 months ago
If you look at the Billboard "Top 100" charts for 1962 & '63, you'd find that music in N. America began to get rather "schmaltzy". Soon after The Beatles, Brian Epstein brought other bands from his "stable" to our shores, & still other bands followed. These bands offered bright new songs that refreshed a depleted market. British bands dominated the N. American airwaves for the next 3 or more years. There were dozens of them - even "one hit wonders."
The Irish bands were far fewer, & spread much farther apart. There was no tsunami that forced one to pay attention.
- curtisports2Lv 72 months ago
An invasion is MASSIVE. Calling it the Irish Trickle wouldn't make anyone happy.