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 you!
New Book Release - 31st March 2020:
Let's Stomp! by Peter Checksfield
Another great and heavily researched book
by Peter Checksfield to go with the titles already in his 'stable'
for those of you who love pop history, facts and trivia.
Question: What do ‘Halfway To Paradise’ by Billy Fury, ‘Sweets
For My Sweet’ by The Searchers, ‘Do You Love Me’ by Brian Poole
and The Tremeloes, ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’ by The Swinging Blues
Jeans, ‘Silhouettes’ by Herman’s Hermits and ‘Sorrow’ by The
Merseys ALL have in common? Answer: As well as all being timeless
classics of course, they were all covers of songs originally
recorded by American artists, in these cases, respectively,
Tony Orlando, The Drifters, The Contours, Chan Romero, The Rays
and The McCoys.
Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk, Blues,
Pop, Soul, Girl Groups, Musicals... these are just some of the
American music genres that inspired The Brits, who ultimately
would come up with many new musical genres of their own. Covering
the dozen or so years from the dawn of Rock ‘n’ Roll & Skiffle
in 1954 to the decline of the Beat Groups in 1967, and featuring
over 2000 songs and 1500 different artists, this book really
is the ultimate guide to the music that changed the world.
live Sixties-related events near you
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
Hood, William Tell, Ivanhoe, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Lancelot,
The Buccaneer, Richard the Lionheart and many more.
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
people who have
recently left us
of recent deaths)
memory of . . .
Shirley Knight, Norman
Stuart Whitman, Roy
Barbara Martin, Michael
Robert Conrad, Kirk
Nicholas Parsons, Bob
Terry Jones, Derek
Information about new and older publications and currently available
Sixties-related books and magazines - factual, fiction and reference.
you help with any of these enquiries?
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 the location of, a recording of
'On The Street Where You Live'
by the Dave Macey Orchestra? It was 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 JMI school
its demolition. I attended there approx 1960 - 1967. Brilliant headmaster
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
Probably situated on the site now occupied by
Atlantic Court / Marks & Spencer. 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 shopped
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.