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?
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. The Kings Road and carnaby
Street maps have taken many months to research, have now been enlarged
for easier viewing and are fairly frequently updated with dozens of
new locations and images added with information from you!
As always, if you find any incorrect details (hopefully few) or can
provide new or further information, I'd love to hear from you! I
need information and answers to questions on various Sixties items
YOU HELP ????
Blue Plaque for Mary Quant...
During London Fashion Week, one of Britain’s
fashion greats, Dame Mary Quant, has been celebrated with a
commemorative plaque at 138A King’s Road, the original site
of her ground-breaking boutique Bazaar. The plaque was unveiled
by her son,
Orlando Plunket-Greene and acknowledges the boutique, which
pioneered the Mod style of the 60s and reads:
‘Dame Mary Quant. Fashion Designer opened her boutique Bazaar
on this site in 1955’.
Now honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award, a
retrospective presentation exploring her career is running at
until February 16th 2020.
a Green Plaque for Lady Jane
On 10th October 2019 the site of the 'Lady
Jane' boutique at 29 Carnaby Street was awarded a green plaque
by Westminster City Council, celebrating Moss and Fox's shop
as the first iconic women's fashion boutique on Carnaby Street.
Councillor Iain Bott said: "Carnaby Street is famous the world
over as being at the heart of the Swinging Sixties, so it's
important that we remember the role the Lady Jane boutique played
in its history". Shaftesbury Director Simon Quayle commented:
"We are proud to pay tribute to this exciting piece of Carnaby
heritage. The importance of the fashion and culture revolution
that took place here is globally renowned and will be celebrated
for years to come".
Knights, outlaws, pirates, myths and legends.
Images, information, links, cast and episode lists from those
great historical action / adventure television series, many
of which were made during the Fifties but were still being broadcast
during the Sixties and were a staple diet of our childhood television
My 'Top 300' records of the British
record charts of the 1960s - and a few 'bonus' tracks that
didn't appear in the pop charts here for whatever reason.
Records here reflect my own personal choice, either through
being Sixties icons, innovative, quirky . . .
Hood, William Tell, Ivanhoe, Francis Drake, Sir Lancelot, The
Buccaneers, Richard the Lionheart and many more.
. . . sounds I
love or just records that hold a special memory for me.Listen
Funny Fools - The story of a pop group
formed in in 1960s Hungary
New articles by Bill appearing now!
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 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!
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? Who gave up his job as a film stunt man to form his own
pop group? 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
people who have
recently left us
of recent deaths)
memory of . . .
Wayne Fitzgerald, Robert
Wim Crouwel, Larry
Van Ost, Peter
Jim Roberts, Tadao
Gerald McCann, Douglas Fielding, Dave
Peter Whitehead, Dr.John, Paul
Information about new publications and currently available Sixties-related
books and magazines - factual, fiction and reference.
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.
anyone know anything about a Sixties cafe/restaurant called 'The Spot'
- possibly near Dovehouse Green in the Kings Road?
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