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Last updated 11th July 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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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 continuation: full album; following albums; full catalog. 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.   'The Funny Fools' - 1960s Hungary   lll

In memory ....
of significant or
notable Si
xties
people who have
recently left us
(Wikipedia
list of recent deaths)
Tab Hunter
Tab Hunter, Alan Gilzean, Roy Carr, Peter Firmin Harlan Ellison, Joe Jackson, Deanna Lund
Peter Thomson, D.J.Fontana, Paddy Feeny
Maria Bueno, Eunice Gayson, Danny Kirwan
Peter Stringfellow, Teddy Johnson, Allan Harris
Baroness Mary Wilson, Rodney Bewes
David Cassidy, Charles Manson, Warren Moore
'Dik Mik' Davies, Ferdie Pacheco, Keith Barron
Edith Savage-Jennings, Tim Gudgin, Karin Dor
Paul Buckmaster, Scott Fredericks, Robert Knight
Richard F. Gordon, Paddy Russell, Jack Bannon
Fats Domino, Rosemary Leach, Roy Dotrice
 

    Can you help with these enquiries?
 



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 her by shedding any light or suggestions on this,
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
     
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, please mail me

Lendrum & Hartman Ltd. were major American Car import agents in the late 50s and early sixties and had an outlet next to a public house on the Kings Road, Chelsea. Which pub was it?
Please mail me with any information.
  Colney Heath JMI School
Hertfordshire

Does anyone have images of the old school building
(now demolished) that was next door to the village hall?
Please mail me with any information.
Birds Paradise
OLD 620 was a Routemaster bus that was converted into a mobile boutique 'Birds Paradise' in the sixties. Does anyone have information on the conversion and boutique?
Please mail me with any information.


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