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.
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Due to the large number of articles now available, various 'categories' have been roughly grouped for your convenience.



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


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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