Before the so-called British Invasion, there were great American musicians who were showin' the Brits how to really shake it down!
September 14, 1962: On the UK Oriole/American
Label, Tamla Motown Records released
Mary Wells' "You Beat Me To The Punch",
The Marvelettes "Beachwood 4-5789"
and The Contours' "Do You Love Me"
Just one year later, the great Rufus Thomas released WALKIN' THE DOG on the American Stax label, only to be covered a year later by The Rolling Stones
Go back a bit further and great-googley-moo, ya got The Isley Brothers--another great American group--releasing the classic TWIST & SHOUT
Which was soon very successfully (commercially) covered by the Fab Boys from Liverpoole: Beatles' TWIST & SHOUT. The same cats who did a fine European version of The Marvelettes (Sweethearts of Motown)'s PLEASE MR. POSTMAN
WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE--JUST WHO INVADED WHO IN THE EVOLUTION OF ROCK ' ROLL!?!
Geeze, this is just the tip of the iceberg, too, don't start me talkin' bout the AMERICAN Blues...