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50 years later these British Invasion acts still rock

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1964 is the year most associated with the arrival on these shores of a number of groups from across the pond that would come to be known as The British Invasion. Although The Beatles were the main component of The British Invasion, quite a number of other acts were significant in the phenom.

As 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of this 'invasion' this list looks at a number of these acts that are still functional and performing in one form or other.

The Rolling Stones
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The Rolling Stones

Second only to The Beatles, a few months after the Fab Four invaded these shores, The Rolling Stones also made the trek. It took them a little while to convert America to their bad boy r&b/pop approach, but once they hit they never looked back.

The Stones are still touring and recording after a high profile 52 year career with various highs and lows. It's only rock and roll but we like it.

Gerry and The Pacemakers
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Gerry and The Pacemakers

Lead by lead singer/guitarist Gerry Marsden, Gerry and The Pacemakers, like The Beatles, were from Liverpool and managed by Brian Epstein. They were among the first groups to follow The Beatles onto The Ed Sullivan Show in New York.

Their two tunes to have the biggest impact on US charts were the ballads: 'Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying' and 'Ferry Cross The Mersey.'

Gerry has a new generation of Pacemakers and is performing this year as part of The British Invasion Tour.

The Searchers
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The Searchers

The Searchers were one Liverpudlian group that was not part of Brian Epstein's stable of talent.

They performed their hit, a cover of Jackie DeShannon's 'Needles and Pins,' on The Ed Sullivan Show a few weeks after The Beatles' first appearances in 1964.

Mike Pender's Searchers are a part of the 2014 British Invasion Tour package show.

The Moody Blues
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The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues had their first American hit with 1965's 'Go Now.' Lead singer Denny Laine fronted this version of the group.

Denny Laine who later was also a part of Paul McCartney's Wings will be performing his Moody Blues era hits with The British Invasion Tour package show this year