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Mix: English Rock Bands

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June 11 is a date in music history that is ruled by English rock bands. On this day in 1964, Queen Elizabeth invited The Beatles to her birthday party and they attended. In 1966, The Rolling Stones’Paint It, Black” peaked at number one on the Billboard charts. The Beatles’ “The Ballad of John & Yoko” was number one in the United Kingdom in 1969, and on June 11, 1976, the band released its Rock & Roll Music LP in the United States.

For this week’s mix, The Spec editors have shared their favorite tracks from English rock bands, old and new. Listen to their picks below and sound off in the comments with your favorites…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVjOK2KCwqg?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Queen | Song: Killer Queen

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T1c7GkzRQQ?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Police | Song: Roxanne

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS_ux2H473I?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Cure | Song: Just Like Heaven

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUjUTG3hwyQ?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: New Order | Song: Temptation

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OipmKFDeM?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Oasis | Song: Don’t Look Back in Anger


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo4cKTlGSFE?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Zombies | Song: Summertime
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmAZWKdCvmI?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Stone Roses | Song: I Wanna Be Adored
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQMeTimttFU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: T-Rex | Song: Cosmic Dancer
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNqv3nHyteM?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Radiohead | Song: Idioteque
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGCre4HgPLU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Arctic Monkeys | Song: I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

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