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If you love The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, Herman's Hermits, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, The Searchers, Eric Burden & the Animals, The Zombies, The Who and many other great British Bands then you'll love"British Beat 66".

Complete with sixties costumes, musical equipment and especially all those great songs. We are a musical tribute of the British Invasion Music of the Sixties. British Beat 66 does not imitate any particular artist opting to add our own unique twist to this Great Music.

British Beat 66 is Michael Chester, Larry C, Ricky Domino, Johnny Bo & Matthew David.


Michael has performed with Herman' Hermits, Rare Earth, Mamas & the Papas, Scott Mackenzie and many other great acts from the 1960's, British Beat 66 performed with The Cast of Beatlemania & Jim McCarty of the Yardbirds.


The Dave Clark Five's "Glad All Over" was billed by their US label as "the Mersey Sound with a Liverpool beat." In fact, the group came from London.

'I wish I hadn't said that ... " The rest of the group is fine but the singer will have to go" (Eric Easton taking over as The Rolling Stones' manager in 1962)

"We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out" (Mike Smith, Decca A&R manager, turning The Beatles down in 1962)

Legendary producer Joe Meek helped the Honeycombs to No.1 in 1964 with "Have I The Right" but after that they couldn't get back into the Top 10. Having a female drummer was regarded as a "gimmick" in those days and Honey Lantree was easily the most interviewed member of the group, constantly fielding questions like "What's it like to be a girl drummer/travel with all the guys?" etc.

"To Sir With Love", the 1967 hit by Lulu went all the way to number one in the United States, where it would stay for 5 weeks. The record didn't even chart in her homeland of Great Britain.

The Troggs' 'Wild Thing' was produced in one take during 15 spare minutes at the end of a recording session.

Robin and Barry Gibb wrote "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" for crooner Andy Williams. When he declined, the Bee Gees recorded the song themselves and scored the first of their nine number one records with it.

In 1963, artists managed by Brian Epstein placed 85 songs in the Top Ten of the British record charts.

Although it is often considered a Rock and Roll anthem, "My Generation" by The Who, only reached # 74 on the U.S. record chart.

A Fun Piece of British Rock & Roll Trivia

"A Whiter Shade Of Pale" was named joint winner of the Best British Pop Single 1952 - 1977 at the first BRIT Awards, along with Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody". Both songs contain the word "fandango".

British Beat 66 Performing Live with special guest The Yardbirds' Jim McCarty

Hi Guys- great to jam with you at Windsor Rocks in July, Cheers Jim

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British Beat 66 pays respect to deceased members of the British Musical Invasion.

John Lennon "The Beatles", Brian Jones "The Rolling Stones", George Harrison "The Beatles", Keith Moon "The Who", Freddie Garrity "Freddie & the Dreamers", Keith Relf "The Yardbirds", Mike Smith "The Dave Clark Five", John Entwhistle "The Who", Pete Quaife "The Kinks", Derek Leckerby "Hermans Hermits", Jet Harris "The Shadows", Maurice Gibb "The Bee Gee's",Steve Marroitt "The Small Faces", Dennis Payton "The Dave Clark Five", Chas Chandler "Eric Burdon & the Animals", Rick Huxley "The Dave Clark Five", Robin Gibb "The Bee Gee's", Reg Presley "The Troggs", Ray Thomas "the Moody Blues", Joe Cocker & Brian Epstein "Many say the fifth Beatle"

The music they created continues to provide us enjoyment.

British Beat 66 performing live at a benefit in Windsor Ontario

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