Which gave rise to the explosion of polyester powder blue pant-suited 55+ women grinding wedding receptions to a halt to do the Hully Gully. When they all died off, it was replaced by bolt-on boobed spray tanned 40-somethings doing the Electric SlideI found this tidbit of trivia: the 1963 Grammy for best rock and roll recording went to Bent Fabric for "Alley Cat".
One of the old "Pebbles" vinyl LPs had a great set of liner notes that kinda summed up a good reaction to the notion that the "Beatles saved rock and roll". Who ever wrote those notes did a great job to note how before the Beatles, Britain had Lonnie Donegal singing "My Father is a Dustman" type of crap. I watched that show on Feb 9th 1964 and I can remember there was a lot of U.S. rock music back then too. And anyway, Beatles, Stones, Who etc. did not bring us recycled Lonnie Donegan...now did they???