Wouldn't it be nice to have something good to listen to while we toil away on our computers? Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to hear the music of the Beatles, the Who and all of the British Invasion bands online without paying a penny.
Internet radio streams hundreds of different music channels. And Live365, the largest online radio network, lists almost two dozen stations playing at least some British Invasion band music. If you choose to listen for free, you'll have access to fewer channels and will have to put up with advertising -- often one commercial after every song. If you're willing to shell out $6 or $7 a month, you become a VIP, which means no advertsing and CD-quality audio. Here are a few of the British Invasion channels on Live365:
- British Invasion Radio, from the same people who bring you this website. It's Live365's most popular British Invasion radio station!.
- Beatles Cavern comes out of Detroit and specializes in deep tracks and interviews. While I was listening they were playing the Beatles' "I'll Follow The Sun."
- The British Invasion, a subscription-only station, was playing the Kinks' "Well Respected Man" and the Beatles' "Octopus's Garden."
- ALLRS Musicradio says it features early 60s music but appears to lean a bit toward American artists.
- Rock Starz features the Beatles, the Kinks and the Who, among others.
- Treacle Toffee World (also subscription-only) pretends it's a pirate radio radio and plays British Invasion and psychedelic music.
More on Internet radio in future posts.