Here's where the love of The British Invasion starts getting a little goopy... -- The Mighty Power of Pink! -- Wanna go broke? Follow Mick Fleetwood's plan...

Herman's Hermits (singer Peter Noone, middle), July 1965. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

5/1/1965 (52 years ago today) - We were so infatuated with all things British at this point, that even a stupendously insipid piece of dreck could speedily go to the top: Herman's Hermits start three weeks at No. 1 on the singles chart with the too-cute-to-fart pseudo-classic "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter". Hasn't aged all that well...

5/1/1980 (37 years ago today) - There's a reason it was a genuine-real-deal-world-wide hit: The South African government banned the Pink Floyd single "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)" after the nation's children pretty much adopted the song as their go-to anthem, protesting the country's inferior education programs. When those in control start fearing music, you know for sure you're onto something...

5/1/1984 (33 years ago today) - Ya gotta figure he knows he's lucky to be alive...: Didn't seem possible, but Fleetwood Mac founder-drummer-leader-one-time-manager-and-everything-man Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy! Pretty simple actually, in addition to hundreds of thousands of dollars a month spent on cocaine alone(!), Mick steadfastly refused to take his financial management teams advice, plowing ahead with some rather precarious real estate deals, including a $500,000 spread in Hawaii and a $2 million farm in Sydney, Australia. There was lots more and in 1984 dollars, it added up really friggin' quick; we have noted that the band's still on tour...

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"I'd go down on my knees/But it's no good to pine...", xoxo!