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BRITISH ROCK: THE FIRST WAVE

USA, 1985 (MIFF 1987)

Director: Patrick Montgomery, Pamela Page

An American documentary tracing the origins of the British Invasion in the 1960s - particularly the rise of The Mersey Sound in Liverpool and the growth of the hard-edged white rhythm and blues scene. These sixties groups are shown as the cultural representatives of their generation, and London is depicted during its temporary transformation into the pop capital of the world. Narrated by Michael York.

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