OK, everybody, now, go back, look at my list on the previous page, written on November 30th listing American bands and add Simon and Garfunkel, The Doors, the original Chicago and and numerous others. Then think of the Brittish Bands. It's well documented already of their American roots and influences, then they were incredible in expanding the R+B+Rock sound into something different and phenomenal.
But, take the leaders - The Who, Stones and Beatles. THEY will be the first to tell you their influences were not only the American pionEERS, but their pEERS in America.
They picked up the following:
jazz-rock - from their American contemporaries.
Folk Rock was pioneered by the Byrds and Dylan, Crosby, Stills Nash, Lovin' Spoonful
Poetry-Rock was inspired by Simon and Garfunfel and Dylan
Country-Rock- was inspired by the Byrds/w/Gram Parsons, Buffalo Springfield, CSN, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Psychedelic Rock- Jimi Hendrix, Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and the whole San Francisco sound
Garage Rock- Mitch Ryder + Detroit Wheels, Bob Seger, Tommy James+ Shondells, The Young Rascals
Harmony -Pop-Rock - Mama' and Papas, Beach Boys, Four Seasons, CSN
Soul Rock - Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye Temptations-Supremes-Motown
Blues Rock - The Blues Project, Grateful Dead, Steve Miller Blues Band
Jazz Rock -original Chicago, original Blood Swear and Tears
We all benefit. One may PREFER the Brittish or the American bands, but to dismiss the fact that John, Paul, Mick, Keith, Roger and Peter could not wait to get their hands and ears around other music of the time across the Atlantic is to miss a beat.
"Step on the gas and wipe that tear away,
One sweet dream came true today!"