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Welcome to Sixties City - it's great to see you here and I do hope you enjoy your visit!
Updated Sunday Movember 10th 2019     
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 fiddling about with this site for well 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 and contributions generously provided by Bill Harry and others 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, so you should be able to find something of interest. Also, 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,
  Clint Hough


Carnaby Street and King's Road Carnaby 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 : CAN YOU HELP ????


A 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 the V&A
until February 16th 2020.

...and 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".


Sixties Swashbucklers Swashbucklers! 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 viewing.  
Sixties City Jukebox
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 . . .
Robin 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 and enjoy.
Sixties Girl - Sixties City


View vintage and sixties tv and films

Alan Freeman

The Rise and Fall of the Famous Funny Fools
The Funny Fools - The story of a pop group
formed in in 1960s Hungary


Barbarella

Sixties Bill Harry
New articles by Bill appearing now!
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 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  
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  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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British Stamps - Sixties Pirate Radio 1960s Sixties Retail 60s Youth Culture - Mods and Rockers
Pop Films Sixties 1960s Magazines and newspapers Sixties Toys and Household 1960s
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Trivia and Quizzes
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.
 
lll Obituaries

Just some of
the notable or
famous Si
xties
people who have
recently left us

(Wikipedia list
of recent deaths)
Robert Freeman, Beatles photographer
 

   In memory of . . .
Robert Freeman, Maria PeregoReg WatsonAlexei Leonov
Ginger BakerDiahann Carroll, Roger Taillibert, Peter Sissons
Wayne Fitzgerald
Robert Hunter Wim CrouwelLarry Wallis
Jeff FenholtValerie Van OstPeter NicholsCarol Lynley
Valerie HarperJim LeavelleTerrance DicksLarry Taylor
Peter FondaFelice GimondiDavid HedisonDarlene Tompkins
Dick RichardsRip TornJoao GilbertoChristopher Booker
Sid RaminGlyn Houston, Jim RobertsTadao Takashima
Gerald McCann
Douglas FieldingDave Bartholomew
Jerry CarriganFranco ZeffirelliGeorge FeltonSylvia Miles
Peter Whitehead
,
Dr.JohnPaul DarrowKen Matthews, Tim Conway

 


Reading Material

Information about new publications and currently available Sixties-related books and magazines - factual, fiction and reference.


    Can you help with any of these enquiries?

Kings Road
In 1967 there was a petrol garage on the junction of Kings Road with Walpole Street. Does anyone have any information regarding this establishment?

Kings Road
Any information on Park Walk Garage? It can be seen in the reflection of this window (see reverse larger image) and appears to be in the block numbered 418 to 424 from the elaborate doorway to the right in the refelection?

Mobile Boutique?
Looks like an old London double-decker bus was used as a 'mobile boutique' called 'Birds Paradise' London W1. Also in the window at the top is 'London Bus Shop'. Does anyone have any information regarding this unusual venture? Registration OLD 620

Does 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 know anything about a Sixties cafe/restaurant called 'The Spot' - possibly near Dovehouse Green in the Kings Road?

Kings 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?    Kings 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.
   Guy Boutique
Maybe Sixties? Maybe Kings Road? Any information at all on this establishment would be appreciated. Someone must have shopped there?

Artistes 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.

I'm still looking for photos of the old Colney Heath JMI school before its demolition. I attended there approx 1960 - 1967. Brilliant headmaster Tom Hodges.

Art Mystery
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.
  
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
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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, or have images, do mail me


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