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Welcome to Sixties City - it's great to see you here and I do hope you enjoy your visit!
Last updated 18th November 2018
Thanks for visiting, and to all of you who have mailed me with questions, comments, information and your own personal memories. I've now been doing this for over twenty years and, although I'm finding less time to create major new items, they will still rock up now and then as there are still a few things I'm working on. Of course, I'll keep adding and changing bits here and there on a regular basis and there will occasionally be new articles from Bill Harry and contributions from other generous people such as Danny, Paul and Glenn. So, if you have any interesting or unique memories, pictures or anecdotes from the Sixties, please get in touch and maybe we can share and re-live them here at Sixties City! There are now well over 500 pages of great 60s-related information, sounds and images, including many unique articles and graphics, and you won't find it filled with adverts as it is a non-profit interest, not a business, although there may be the odd one or two to help cover maintenance costs (feel free to enquire). Do please note that the pages now appearing at the old '.com' location are completely unrelated to this site and I cannot hold any responsibility for any content or links used there. Best wishes always,
  


Presented here, in his own words, is the definitive story of one of the Sixties' seminal music papers - a fascinating and unique personal insight into the early days of the 'British Beat Boom'. Bill Harry was the original founder of the Liverpool music paper that chronicled the groups and venues responsible for the 'Mersey Sound', the publication that was to give its name to the Sixties phenomenon that has since become almost universally known as Merseybeat. These pages also feature over 210 articles from the pen of Bill Harry, providing his unique and informative view on many and varied aspects of Sixties events, personalities, music and culture, and personal interviews with the stars.

Sixties Events, Sport and Trivia  
  Looking for something specific? Try searching Sixties City with this Google facility if you can't see what you want in the main menu. There are a great many items that I just didn't have room to list!

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Continuing it’s acclaimed run in London’s West End, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is transferring to the Vaudeville Theatre for a strictly limited one-week engagement. Having sold out major venues from Sydney to Seattle, this production will take you through the story of Simon & Garfunkel’s incredible career. Led by Sam O’Hanlon and Charles Blyth, a full live band and brass ensemble will rekindle all the duo’s classic hits including: Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, The Sound of Silence and many more.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story not only tells the tale of the legendary musicians, but relives their journey within a time capsule of contemporary newsreels, adverts and film footage taking you right back to the 1960s.
You Tube trailer
 

Carnaby Street and the Kings Road - new enlarged maps and updated information, with dozens of new images.
Did you ever visit, or live in or near, Soho or Chelsea in the Sixties? Maybe you just wonder what it was like back then? Whether you're just interested or wanting to revisit and refresh some old memories, these graphical maps of Sixties Carnaby Street and the Kings Road will take you back in time. There are hundreds of images of people and locations, plus information about a lot of the boutiques, cafes, clubs and other establishments with unique maps showing you where they were. There is also a bit of history thrown in for good measure. The Kings Road map in particular has taken many months to research and has now been enlarged and updated with dozens of new locations and images added.
As always, if you find any incorrect details (hopefully few) or can provide new or further information, I'd love to hear from you!





Sixties Dance Crazes



Paul Gabor's MONUMENT project Paul Gabor's 'Monument' project is rock music, evoking the moods and sounds of the sixties, enhanced by the use of symphonic orchestration and several unique forms of expression. It has a vision; an overall concept, a message, a theme: the passing of a generation and era that has had a profound impact on the whole world, The Sixties. The music is visual by nature; ready for a following video-version, and has a well-planned full album continuation.
The EP is essentially ready as a "glorified demo" as it was designed to be. The project's goal is to elevate an already great music product to fully professional levels and make it available for large audiences using the best talent, production techniques and technology, combined with lots of work and financial support. Click on the image for website and more information. Also see Paul's history -
The Hungarian 'pop scene' in the Sixties: 'The Story of 'The Funny Fools'
  lll Obituaries
In memory of ....
just some of the notable or
famous Si
xties
people who have
recently left us

(Wikipedia list
of recent deaths)
Richard Baker
Richard Baker, Al James, John Bluthal, Stan Lee
Douglas Rain, Derrick Sherwin, Tony Joe White
Gilberto Benetton, Harold Stevenson, Doug Ellis
Duncan Johnson, Montserrat Caballe
Bernadette Carroll, Ray Galton, Karl Mildenberger
Geoff Emerick, Charles Aznavour, Peggy Sue Geron
Otis Rush, Marty Balin, Ernest Maxin, Chas Hodges
Laurie Mitchell, Denis Norden, Dudley Sutton
Zienia Merton, Fenella Fielding, Liz Fraser
Burt Reynolds, Jacqueline Pierce, Neil Simon
John McCain, Ed King, Jimmy McIlroy
Aretha Franklin, Paul Madeley, Grahame Dangerfield
 


Channelling The Beat! by Peter Checksfield
The ultimate guide to UK '60s pop on TV is now available. Profiled are over 150 “British Invasion” artists and, amongst the 100’s of legendary shows featured are the UK’s ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’,
‘Top of The Pops’ and ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’, the US’s ‘The Ed Sullivan Show, ‘Shindig!’ and ‘Hullabaloo’, Europe’s ‘Beat Club’, ‘Popside’ and ‘Twien’, and 100’s of more! So, whether you
have just a casual interest in ‘60s music and culture, or you're a more serious researcher and historian, this is the book for you! Click the image for more information on this and many more fantastic books and magazines currently available about aspects of the 60s.
Peter has now also created a Peter Checksfield on You Tube page with some great, and unusual, Sixties performances! Check it out!



Alan Freeman
Barbarella

The Avengers

 Can you help with any of these enquiries?  

Artistes appearing at Soho Clubs in the Sixties
Nick is trying to build a daily 'diary' of groups and artistes who appeared at various London / Soho club venues, specifically Bag O'Nails, Speakeasy, Revolution, Hatchetts, Blaises, Scotch of St James. Sibylla's and The Cromwellian. If you are able to supply any names with appearance dates to add to his compilation mail me and I will be happy to pass them on.

Art Mystery
The two images on the right (enlargeable) are silk screens purchased from an art gallery in the Kings Road in the 60s. The owner cannot recall the artist or the gallery. If you can help, or advise, please mail me with any information.
  
22 Did you work in the Casserole in the King's Road in the Sixties?
Yoshihisa Ito worked there during his stay in London, around 1966 and is looking for information about one of his colleagues called Carlos, a Spanish guy from Madrid. They were really good friends and they spent a great time together, working and enjoying London during that time. Also pictured is 'Amelia'. Can you help? If so, please
mail me
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Kings Road and Carnaby Street
Do you have any information on the occupants of the various premises in these locations during the Sixties?
Please check out the street maps and, if you can help, or have images, do mail me



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