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This week on Ric on the Radio: Lesser-known British Invasion. Mention the British Invasion and the groups that first come to mind are The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, The Kinks, and maybe The Zombies, The Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, and Herman's Hermits. But what about The Honeycombs, The Hullabaloos, The Fourmost, or The Big Three? The Merseybeats, The Ivy League or The Liverbirds? Beyond the household names, the British Invasion consisted of dozens of other bands who never made it past their regional scenes, or had hits in England but never made the Atlantic crossing.

On July 1, 2017, English poet, actor, playwright, screenwriter, political activist and dramatist Heathcote Williams passed away. The author of several book-length polemical poems, including Whale Nation which has been called “the most powerful argument for the…worldwide ban on whaling;” Sacred Elephant; Autogeddon; and Falling for a Dolphin, Williams invented his “documentary/investigative poetry” style to bring environmental and political issues to the attention of the public.