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 210 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 11th May 2018
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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, Places, Events, Musicals, Fashion, Politics, Art, Printed Media, The Music Industry, Pop Groups, The Story Behind The Song, Elvis Presley, Television Productions, Solo Pop Artists, Television Music, Elvis Films, Interviews and Book Reviews

FILMS FILM PEOPLE (contd) THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ELVIS PRESLEY ELVIS PRESLEY FILMS
 The Magic Christian   Frankie Avalon  Jack Good   Elvis - Elvis and Pets THE FIFTIES
 Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush   Sophia Loren   Alan Freed   Elvis - Elvis and Women   Love Me Tender
 Blindman (1971)   Ingrid Pitt  Larry Parnes  Loving You
 Born To Boogie (1972)   Barbara Steele  Jailhouse Rock
 Lisztomania (1975)   Sean Connery as 007 POP GROUPS TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS   King Creole
  The Films of Roger Corman   Brigitte Bardot  Rory Storm & The Hurricanes  The Champions THE SIXTIES
  The Top 80 Sixties Films   Carol White   Joey Dee and The Starliters  A for Andromeda   G.I. Blues
  Hammer Horror  Elizabeth Montgomery   Billy J.Kramer and The Dakotas  The Andromeda Breakthrough   Flaming Star
  Hammer Scream Queens   Margaret Nolan   Mersey Groups of The 1960s   That Was The Week That Was   Wild In The Country
  Repulsion  The Doors   Cathy Come Home  Follow That Dream
  Alphaville PLACES  The Undertakers   All My Loving   Kid Galahad
 Some People  The Blue Angel Club  The Remo Four   The Avengers   Girls! Girls! Girls!
 A Hard Day's Night  Lathom Hall, Seaforth  The Spinners  The Time Tunnel   It Happened at The Worlds Fair
 Performance EVENTS   Johnny Kidd and The Pirates  Man In A Suitcase   Fun in Acapulco
 Wonderwall   Altamont 1969   Ian and The Zodiacs   Land Of The Giants   Kissin' Cousins
 Help!   The Concert for Bangla Desh (1971)   The Monkees   Bewitched   Viva Las Vegas!
 The Young Ones   Summer Of Love 1967   The Dennisons   Batman  Girl Happy
 Let It Be   The Birth of 'The Twist'  The Mojos   Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons   Tickle Me
 How I Won The War   Bed - Ins For Peace  The Fourmost   The Fugitive  Harum Scarum
 Tonite, Let's All Make Love In London   The Searchers   Adam Adamant Lives!   Frankie & Johnny
 Expresso Bongo MUSICALS  Badfinger   Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In  Easy Come, Easy Go
 Privilege  Maggie May - The Musical  Too Morrow   Double Trouble
 I've Gotta Horse   Hair - The Musical   Gerry and The Pacemakers SOLO POP ARTISTS  Clambake
  Doctor Zhivago FASHION  The Vernons Girls  Frankie Vaughan   Live A Little, Love A Little
  Cleopatra   Rudi Gernreich  The Big Three  Kathy Kirby   Charro!
  The Misfits   Twiggy  The Chants  John Leyton  The Trouble With Girls
 It's Trad, Dad!   Jean Shrimpton  The Swinging Blue Jeans  Jim Reeves  Change of Habit
 Bye Bye Birdie  Jane Asher  The Shangri-Las  Marianne Faithfull THE SEVENTIES
 Ferry Cross The Mersey   Biba  The Mersey Beats   Janie Jones   Elvis - That's The Way It Is
  The Girl Can't Help It POLITICS  Faron's Flamingos  Bobby Darin   Elvis - Elvis On Tour
  Candy   Francis Gary Powers  The Shadows and The Beatles   David Garrick   Elvis - The Movie
  To Sir With Love   Alexander Dubcek  Arrival  Adam Faith
  Groupie Girl   Che Guevara  Deaf School (1974)   Dion INTERVIEWS AND BOOK REVIEWS
  Alice's Restaurant  Cilla Black  Beatleness - Candy Leonard
  Across The Universe (2007) ART THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG  Billy Fury  Reincarnation with John
  Tommy - The Movie (1975)   Andy Warhol  Unchained Melody   Del Shannon  The Cutting Edge - Leslie Cavendish
  Caveman (Ringo Starr - 1981)   Vladimir Tretchikoff - 'The Chinese Girl'  It's Now Or Never   Petula Clark  An Interview with Chris Farlowe
FILM PEOPLE   Peter Blake  Waterloo Sunset  Ken Dodd  A Gallery To Play To - Phil Bowen
 Shirley Eaton   David Bailey  Electric Ladyland   Dusty Springfield  Teenagers Guide To The Beatles - Zane Lalani
  Linda Thorson   All Things Must Pass   Jet Harris  Shake It Up Baby! - Norman Jopling
  Gabrielle Drake PRINTED MEDIA  Magical Mystery Tour  Cliff Richard  Break Every Rule - Tina Turner Interview
  Sidney James   Nell Dunn  Penny Lane  Sandie Shaw  Scott Walker Interview 1968
  Terence Stamp   Dennis Wheatley   Blue Suede Shoes  Johnny Gentle
  Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee   Lady Chatterley's Lover  Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  Frankie Laine
  Clint Eastwood - The Man With No Name   Adam Diment   Telstar TELEVISION MUSIC
  Ann-Margret   The Story of 'Mersey Beat'   Annie's Song (1974)  Around The Beatles
  Bruce Lee   Peggy Sue  Six-Five Special
  Jane Fonda   Apache  Lift Off! Pop TV Series
  Diana Rigg   Love Me Do - What If?   Pop Go The Sixties
 Judy Geeson  Pan's People
 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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