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The British Are Coming special featuring Micky Dolenz

January 21, 2014 by  
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dolenz_hatThe British Are Coming: CNN Special Presentation of ‘THE SIXTIES: The
British Invasion’ Executive Produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman
Premieres Thursday, Jan. 30

Extraordinary series THE SIXTIES from Playtone, Herzog & Company begins May 2014

Multiple Emmy® Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary
Goetzman (HBO’s John Adams and The Pacific), and Emmy® Award-winning
producer Mark Herzog (History’s Gettysburg) of Herzog & Company (HCO),
will reignite the landmark musical revolution of 1964 in this special
presentation from their CNN Original Series.  The one-hour special,
THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion will premiere on CNN/U.S. on
Thursday, Jan. 30 at 9:00pmET and PT.  The full 10-part episode CNN
Original Series THE SIXTIES will begin in May 2014.

The British Invasion begins with the breakthrough performance of The
Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, which was watched by a record-setting
73 million viewers, blazing a culture-changing path through America
fifty years ago next month.   The Beatles’ success was quickly
followed by other British bands hoping to conquer the hearts of
American teens.  Those siren calls of The Animals, The Kinks, The
Hollies, The Dave Clarke 5, The Who, and The Rolling Stones are all
revisited in this paean to the power of the music that defined a
generation – and remain vital and relevant today.

The Ed Sullivan Show introducing The Beatles to America aired on Feb.
9, 1964, and their thrilling, mesmerizing appearance launched a
revolution in fashion, hairstyles, advertising, politics, and sexual
mores that have influenced virtually every aspect of modern American
life.  Throughout the special, soul song legend Smokey Robinson;
Graham Nash (of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young);
Ahmir“Questlove” Thompson, music journalist, record producer and
drummer for the Grammy® Award-winning band The Roots; rock columnist
David Wild; Micky Dolenz of the American musical group, The Monkees;
and more, all provide insights into how the “British invasion” was
actually a reciprocal flow of influences back and forth with American
artists.  The legendary era of Bob Dylan, Motown, The Beach Boys, and
others, laid down the beats that formed the soundtrack of a

THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion follows the strong ratings success
of THE SIXTIES: The Assassination of JFK (1963), which was seen by
21.0 million total viewers and 8.2 million viewers in the coveted 25
to 54 age demo.  The Assassination of JFK (1963) and The British
Invasion will air again when full THESIXTIES series launches in May
2014.  The 10 episodes of THE SIXTIES focus on the indelible impact of
technology, drugs, music, “free love,” and civil rights, bringing new
insights to the landmark events and extraordinary people which shaped
our history and character as Americans – and changed the world.


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One Response to “The British Are Coming special featuring Micky Dolenz”
  1. Ellen says:

    This looks great. However when I went to set up a recording, the guide on my TV says Piers Morgan Live for the time slot for the premiere (9 pm on Jan 30) on CNN. Anyone have a suggestion? I have Time Warner Cable.

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