Was it punks or PBS?Punk rock started in the USA. Just about every English punk band wanted to do a remake of the Ramones first album, from the Sex Pistols to the Clash to the Buzzcocks on down . . . and if it wasnt that album, it was usually the Stooges albums Fun House or Raw Power, or even the New York Dolls debut album.
Benny Hill is still the greatest show ever.
It’s the old “Grass Is Always Greener” syndrome...people seem to like stuff more when it’s foreign. Brits took the American music they liked, and turned it into music that Americans like. A lot of bands on both sides of the Atlantic were more popular on the other side of the pond than they were at home.