Street, Soho and the Kings Road - history, information and Sixties
location maps unique to this site
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? Or maybe you just wonder what it was
like back then? 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 the boutiques,
cafes, clubs and other establishments with unique maps showing
you where they were. There is also a bit of history thrown in
about the Soho and Chelsea areas for good measure - it's amazing
what you don't know! The Kings Road and Carnaby Street maps,
which have taken many years to research, have now been enlarged
for easier viewing and are fairly frequently updated with dozens
of new locations and images added, often with information from
60s / 70s related music events
Forgotten 'Beatle Girl'
is she? One of the original girls running the Beatles Fan Club in
the London NEMS offices in Monmouth Street. Her personal memories
of the Sixties operation and some amazing revelations about the events
and personalities involved in Brian Epstein's organisation, intended
for those who seek the truth, as well for those who played their part
at the time.
the fashion, fads and trends of 1963
Rise of The Funny Fools - the true story of a real pop group formed in
Sixties pop chart statistics, lists, music trivia and a collection
of general Sixties quizzes and games to amuse yourselves with. Who
was the most successful chart artist of the Sixties? Who were The
Mars Bars? What was the first music played on Radio 1? (not 'Flowers
In The Rain'!)? The
general 'Sixties' quizzes have quite wide-ranging subject matter -
I hope you find them interesting and informative. The 380+ questions
are of varying difficulty - easy enough if you know the answers, but
there may be a few teasers here to test you.
Just some of
the notable or
famous 60s / 70s
people who have
recently left us
of recent deaths)
memory of . . .
Willard Scott, Robbie
Charlie Watts, Don
Dilys Watling, Greg
Jimmy Gabriel, Adrian
Vladimir Shatalov, Vic
Damaris Hayman, Lee
Evans, B.J.Thomas, Jerome
Max Mosley, Ron
Ray Teret, Lloyd
Information about new and older publications and currently available
Sixties-related books and magazines - factual, fiction and reference.
New Book Releases - 2021 -
by Peter Checksfield Plus other interesting
Sixties-related reference books
Having A Rave Up!
Possibly his best yet! Peter
is building a definitive list of Sixties music memorabilia and reference
which you really must explore if you love the Sixties!. Featuring
in-depth reviews, full track listings, and cover photos, this extraordinary
book includes more than 500 UK and US albums released by British Beat
Groups and singers during the early to mid-sixties. With added details
of exclusive European releases, band line-ups and composer credits,
this really is The Definitive Guide to British Beat Albums in The
No other ‘60s TV show could boast
such a cool list of acts, not the UK’s ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’, ‘Thank
Your Lucky Stars’ or ‘Top Of The Pops’, and certainly not American
rival shows ‘Hullabaloo’, ‘Shivaree’ or ‘Hollywood A Go-Go’. In his
latest book Peter Checksfield looks at every artist and song in every
episode, from its tentative pilot shows, through its amazing and extraordinarily
popular peak, to the show’s swift and dramatict demise. With over
500 screen-shots, mini-bios, US and UK chart positions, anecdotes,
trivia and more, this is the first and last word on America's Flat-Out
Rock ‘n’ Roll TV Show! Another heavily researched book by Peter Checksfield
to go with the titles already in his 'stable' for those of you who
love 60s music.
you help with any of these enquiries?
Tiles Night Club
underground nightclub opened in Oxford Street in March 1966. Appearing
were The Animals and other groups.
I have been contacted by a reader who has unique negatives and stills
of the club's opening night but we have a bit of a mystery..... Do
you know who this group was that performed on the opening night? The
negatives are labelled Shock Treatment but they are not the band of
that name from Belfast. Possibly a parody band?
Click on the image for a larger picture.
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
Bruce Cherry is
currently working on a biography with Zoot Money
and would love to hear from anyone with anecdotes or attended one of their
'Big Roll Band' gigs during the Sixties. If you can help, please send
Bruce an e-mail..
anyone have, or know of, a recording of
'On The Street Where You Live'
by the Dave Macey Orchestra - the theme used by Dennis Straney on
pirate Radio 270?
Does anyone have
any images of a skiffle group called Darktown that played the
Liverpool Empire and other well-known venues?
Does anyone know
anything about a Sixties cafe/restaurant called 'The Spot'
- possibly near Dovehouse Green in the Kings Road?
still looking for photos of the
old Colney Heath Junior School
Junior Mixed Infant) before its demolition? I attended there approx
1960 - 1967. Mid-60s staff picture right >
Can anyone provide
information about a clothes fashion shop called SUSAN
ROGERS in London W.!. ?
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.