Sixties City presents a wide-ranging series of articles on all aspects of the Sixties, penned by the creator of the iconic 60s music paper  Mersey Beat

Sixties City is very pleased to be able to bring you this wonderful and widely varied series of Sixties and early Seventies-related articles penned by Bill Harry, creator of the iconic Sixties music newspaper 'Mersey Beat', from the point of view of a person who was at the epicentre of the Sixties music scene. In addition to the fascinating story of the birth of his own publication, currently for viewing are more than 180 articles written by Bill, with supporting graphics by Sixties City, providing information from his unique insight into all aspects of Sixties people, events, media and music.          updated 18th March 2017
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Due to the large number of articles now available, various 'categories' have been roughly grouped for your convenience.



FILMS FILM PEOPLE (contd) MUSIC INDUSTRY ELVIS PRESLEY ELVIS PRESLEY FILMS
 The Magic Christian   Ingrid Pitt  Jack Good   Elvis - Elvis and Pets THE FIFTIES
 Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush   Barbara Steele   Alan Freed   Elvis - Elvis and Women 1956
 Blindman (1971)   Sean Connery as 007  Larry Parnes   Elvis - Love Me Tender
 Born To Boogie (1972)   Brigitte Bardot TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS 1957
 Lisztomania (1975)   Carol White POP GROUPS  The Champions  Elvis - Loving You
  The Films of Roger Corman  Elizabeth Montgomery  Rory Storm & The Hurricanes  A for Andromeda  Elvis - Jailhouse Rock
  The Top 80 Sixties Films   Margaret Nolan   Joey Dee and The Starliters  The Andromeda Breakthrough 1958
  Hammer Horror   Diana Rigg   Billy J.Kramer and The Dakotas   That Was The Week That Was   Elvis - King Creole
  Hammer Scream Queens   Mersey Groups of The 1960s   Cathy Come Home THE SIXTIES
  Repulsion EVENTS  The Doors   All My Loving 1960
  Alphaville   Altamont 1969  The Undertakers   The Avengers   Elvis - G.I. Blues
 Some People   The Concert for Bangla Desh (1971)  The Remo Four  The Time Tunnel   Elvis - Flaming Star
 A Hard Day's Night   Summer Of Love 1967  The Spinners  Man In A Suitcase 1961
 Performance   The Birth of 'The Twist'   Johnny Kidd and The Pirates   Land Of The Giants   Elvis - Wild In The Country
 Wonderwall   Bed - Ins For Peace   Ian and The Zodiacs   Bewitched 1962
 Help!   The Monkees   Batman  Elvis - Follow That Dream
 The Young Ones MUSICALS   The Dennisons   Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons   Elvis - Kid Galahad
 Let It Be  Maggie May - The Musical  The Mojos   The Fugitive   Elvis - Girls! Girls! Girls!
 How I Won The War   Hair - The Musical  The Fourmost   Adam Adamant Lives! 1963
 Tonite, Let's All Make Love In London   The Searchers   Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In   Elvis - It Happened at The Worlds Fair
 Expresso Bongo FASHION  Badfinger   Elvis - Fun in Acapulco
 Privilege   Rudi Gernreich  Too Morrow SOLO POP ARTISTS 1964
 I've Gotta Horse   Twiggy   Gerry and The Pacemakers  Kathy Kirby   Elvis - Kissin' Cousins
  Doctor Zhivago   Jean Shrimpton  The Vernons Girls  John Leyton   Elvis - Viva Las Vegas!
  Cleopatra  Jane Asher  The Big Three  Jim Reeves 1965
  The Misfits   Biba  The Chants  Marianne Faithfull  Elvis - Girl Happy
 It's Trad, Dad!  The Swinging Blue Jeans   Janie Jones   Elvis - Tickle Me
 Bye Bye Birdie POLITICAL  The Shangri-Las  Bobby Darin  Elvis - Harum Scarum
 Ferry Cross The Mersey   Francis Gary Powers  The Mersey Beats   David Garrick 1966
  The Girl Can't Help It   Alexander Dubcek  Faron's Flamingos  Adam Faith   Elvis - Frankie & Johnny
  Candy   Che Guevara  The Shadows and The Beatles   Dion 1967
  To Sir With Love  Cilla Black  Elvis - Easy Come, Easy Go
ART THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG  Billy Fury   Elvis - Double Trouble
FILM PEOPLE   Andy Warhol  Unchained Melody   Del Shannon  Elvis - Clambake
 Judy Geeson   Vladimir Tretchikoff - 'The Chinese Girl'  It's Now Or Never   Petula Clark 1968
 Shirley Eaton   Peter Blake  Waterloo Sunset  Ken Dodd   Elvis - Live A Little, Love A Little
  Linda Thorson   David Bailey  Electric Ladyland   Dusty Springfield 1969
  Gabrielle Drake  Around The Beatles   Jet Harris   Elvis - Charro!
  Sidney James PRINTED MEDIA  Magical Mystery Tour  Cliff Richard  Elvis - The Trouble With Girls
  Terence Stamp   Nell Dunn  Penny Lane  Sandie Shaw  Elvis - Change of Habit
  Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee   Dennis Wheatley   Blue Suede Shoes  Johnny Gentle THE SEVENTIES
  Clint Eastwood - The Man With No Name   Lady Chatterley's Lover  Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1970
  Ann-Margret   Adam Diment   Telstar TELEVISION MUSIC   Elvis - That's The Way It Is
  Bruce Lee   The Story of 'Mersey Beat'   Annie's Song (1974)  Six-Five Special 1972
  Jane Fonda   Peggy Sue  Lift Off! Pop TV Series   Elvis - Elvis On Tour
  Frankie Avalon PLACES   Apache   Pop Go The Sixties 1979
  Sophia Loren  The Blue Angel Club  Pan's People   Elvis - The Movie
 Suzy Kendall   Gadzooks! Its All Happening


Mersey Beat Magazine Bill Harry attended the Liverpool College of Art with Stuart Sutcliffe and John Lennon and made the arrangements for Brian Epstein to visit The Cavern, where he saw The Beatles for the first time. Bill was a member of 'The Dissenters' and the founder and editor of 'Mersey Beat', the iconic weekly music newspaper that documented the early Sixties music scene in the Liverpool area and is possibly best known for being the first periodical to feature a local band called 'The Beatles'. He has worked as a high powered publicist, doing PR for acts such as Suzi Quatro, Free, The Arrows and Hot Chocolate and has managed press campaigns for record labels such as CBS, EMI, Polydor. Bill is the critically acclaimed author of a large number of books about The Beatles and the 60s era including 'The Beatles Who's Who', 'The Best Years of the Beatles' and the Fab Four's 'Encyclopedia' series. He has appeared on 'Good Morning America' and has received a Gold Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.


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