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From The Stones to Coldplay, check out these great musical imports from across the pond.

The British are coming! That must have been the cry in 1964 at the onset of the "British Invasion." But after more than 40 years, the Brits continue to rock and Americans just can't get enough. No one personifies this phenomenon more than The Beatles.

Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Claim to fame: In addition to several accolades, the Beatles have won seven Grammy Awards.

Did you know? "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was first played by a Washington, D.C., DJ who received the record from his stewardess girlfriend.

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circa 1965: British pop group The Animals, from left to right; Chas Chandler, Alan Price, John Steel, Hilton Valentine and Eric Burdon in a television studio for the recording of a slot for the 'Ready Steady Go' pop programme. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images) Express / Hulton Archive
26th May 1966: British pop group Herman's Hermits in Berlin. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Keystone / Hulton Archive
British rock band The Who in concert 1983. Singer Roger Daltrey plays guitar in the foreground, left, and Pete Townshend stands downstage. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) Dave Hogan / Hulton Archive
20th August 1976: Singer Mick Jagger on stage with The Rolling Stones as the group headlines the Knebworth Festival. (Photo by Steve Wood/Evening Standard/Getty Images) Steve Wood / Hulton Archive
The Kinks, (L-R) Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Peter Quaife, and Mick Avory, wait on the set of a television show, ready to perform, 1968. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive / Hulton Archive
English punk band The Clash in a New York taxicab, 1983. Left to right: Paul Simonon, Pete Howard, Joe Strummer (1952 - 2002) and Mick Jones. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Dave Hogan / Hulton Archive
British punk band the Sex Pistols are seen in concert, 1977. From left to right: Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, Paul Cook, and Steve Jones. (AP Photo/Virgin Records) Anonymous / VIRGIN RECORDS
Iron Maiden in concert at the Rio rock festival, 24th January 1985. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Dave Hogan / Hulton Archive
Singer Freddie Mercury performing with his group Queen at the inaugural Rock In Rio festival in Rio de Janerio, 24th January 1985. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) Dave Hogan / Hulton Archive
British rock singer and actor David Bowie performs on stage in Brussels, Belgium, May 19, 1983. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images) Express Newspapers / Hulton Archive
Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox of Eurythmics perform in Pearly King and Queen outfits, circa 1989. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Dave Hogan / Hulton Archive
George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley of pop group Wham! during a live performance. Original Publication: People Disc - HL0194 (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images) Express Newspapers / Hulton Archive
404543 07: Musician Sir Elton John performs at the Entertainment Centre April 26, 2002 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Chris McGrath /Getty Images) Chris Mcgrath / Getty Images North America
circa 1988: British pop group Culture Club, fronted by singer Boy George, left, the other members are Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Jon Moss. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Keystone / Hulton Archive
English new romantic pop group Duran Duran, 1985. Left to right: Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Dave Hogan / Hulton Archive
circa 1985: Studio portrait of the British rock group The Police: (left to right) Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland, 1980s. (Photo by A&M Records/Getty Images) A&m Records / Hulton Archive
Rock musician Billy Idol plays an electric guitar painted with the British Union Jack flag during a concert, circa 1983. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive / Hulton Archive
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: The English pop group The Spice Girls perform 12 April during a dress rehersal for the television show "Saturday Night Live" in New York. From left to right are Melanie C., Geri, Victoria, Emma, and Melanie B.. The live show will air on NBC Saturday, April 12, 1997. (Photo credit should read MARY ELLEN MATTHEWS/AFP/Getty Images) Mary Ellen Matthews / AFP
392969 07: Lead singer Chris Martin of Coldplay performs with his band August 7, 2001 during a concert at Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) Nick Laham / Getty Images North America
393194 02: Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs in concert August 13, 2001 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Getty Images) Getty Images / Getty Images North America
Paris, FRANCE: British singer James Blunt performs, 11 January 2006 on the stage of the Bataclan in Paris. AFP PHOTO SEBASTIEN BERDA (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BERDA/AFP/Getty Images) Afp / AFP
NEW YORK - APRIL 10: Joss Stone performs during rehearsals for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation benefit concert at the Beacon Theater April 10, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images) Scott Gries / Getty Images North America
Pilton, UNITED KINGDOM: British pop singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Glastonbury music festival, in Pilton, Somerset, in south-west England, 22 June 2007. The Glastonbury Festival kicked off Friday with Arctic Monkeys and Bjork headlining as rain began to turn the vast site into the traditional mudbath. The planet's largest greenfield music and performing arts festival is back and bigger than ever after taking a break in 2006, with 177,500 people packing out Worthy Farm in southwest England, to catch some of the world's hottest acts. But the 800 acres (320 hectares) of rolling Somerset countryside was gradually descending into a muddy bog as heavy rain soaked the giant tent city. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) Carl De Souza / AFP
NORFOLK, ENGLAND - JUNE 6: Singer Natasha Beddingfield performs on stage at the annual T4 Pop Beach outdoor concert on Great Yarmouth Beach on June 4, 2004 in Norfolk, England. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Natasha Beddingfield Bruno Vincent / Getty Images Europe