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.
for something specific? Try searching Sixties
City with this Google
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!
The Beat! by Peter Checksfield
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 more! 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
page with some great, and unusual, Sixties performances! Check it
Peter has also published a book in Feb 2019 'Look
Wot They Dun' - The ultimate guide to UK Glam Rock on TV in
the 70s (foreword by Dee Dee Wilde of Pan's People and NEW
April 2019, listing all The Beatles TV and video appearances is 'Tell
Me What You See'
Just some of
the notable or
people who have
recently left us
of recent deaths)
memory of . . .
Tania Mallet, Bob
Dick Dale, Paul
Gordon Banks, Albert
Hugh McIlvanney, Windsor
Daryl Dragon, Dean
Peter Thompson, Rosenda
Larry Eisenberg, Honey
John Bluthal, Stan
you help with any of these enquiries?
anyone have, or know the location of, a recording of 'On The Street Where
by the Dave Macey Orchestra? It was the theme used by Dennis Straney on
pirate Radio 270.
Road - Joseph at Salon 33 Joseph
Ettedgui moved from Casablanca to London with his brother Maurice
in 1960 to train as a hairdresser. In 1962 they opened a hairdressing
salon (Salon 33) in King's Road and their brother Franklin joined
them in 1964. Any other information, particularly on exact opening
date or who owns the rights to the image shown?
Road - Chelsea Pet Stores
Was this even on the Kings Road? I'd be grateful
for any information. A wider view of the road is available by clicking
on the image.
Maybe Sixties? Maybe Kings Road? Any information
at all on this establishment would be appreciated. Someone must have
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.
still looking for photos of the old Colney Heath JMI school
before its demolition. I attended there approx 1960 - 1967. Brilliant headmaster
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.
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
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
Funny Fools - A Pop Group in 1960s Hungary