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Clint Hough - Sixties City

Welcome to Sixties City - it's great to see you here and I do hope you enjoy your visit!
Updated Saturday 23rd October 2021

Thanks for visiting! If you've been here before, please refresh the page, and thanks to all of you who have mailed me with questions, comments, information and your own personal memories. I've now been fiddling about with the content for over 30 years and, although I'm finding less time to create major new items, they will rock up now and then as there are still a few things I'm working on. Of course, I'll keep adding and updating content on a regular basis and there will occasionally be new articles and contributions generously provided by Bill Harry and others. There are 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 hobby, not a business, although there may be the odd one or two to help cover maintenance costs. Do please note that the pages on the old '.com' location are completely unrelated to this site and I cannot hold any responsibility for any content or links used there. Having recently had to upgrade all my equipment and monitors, changes to pages will reflect an adjustment in aspect ratio. The best viewing will be at 2560 x 1440 with the font size at 150%. Sorry if some pages don't look 'right' for a while but the information is still there! I'll change it as I get around to them. Best regards,
Clint Hough

Pirate Radio Fort - Red Sands

Sixties Bill Harry
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 personal 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
Alan 'Fluff' Freeman

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 still need information and answers to questions on various Sixties items : CAN YOU HELP ????
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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 UK pop charts for whatever reason.
Records here reflect my own personal choice, either through being Sixties icons, innovative, quirky,
sounds I love or just records that hold a special memory for me and maybe you too. Currently updating the links.

Carnaby Street and King's Road
  Carnaby Street, Soho and the Kings Road - history, information and Sixties location maps unique to this site
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 - it's amazing what you don't know! The Kings Road and Carnaby Street maps, which have taken many years to research, have now been enlarged for easier viewing and are fairly frequently updated with dozens of new locations and images added, often with information from you!
Sixties City Live Music
Live 60s / 70s related music events
Sixties Dance Crazes
Recently updated, featuring the names of well over 600 dance crazes and styles from the The Sixties, and earlier, with instructions on how to do many of them. There are also links to some of the iconic records and songs that inspired them or classic beats from the decade. Check out choreographic masterpieces such as The Freddie, The Drac, The Nitty Gritty and The Ginza!
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All the fashion, fads and trends of 1963
Sixties Girl - Sixties City


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

Barbarella

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.


Diana Rigg
Sixties Internet Radio Sixties Star Trek Sixties Music Charts Sixties fashion Sixties Transport and Vehicles
         
Sixties Television 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 Sixties Dance Crazes


Sixties City 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? What was the first music played on Radio 1? (not 'Flowers In The Rain'!)?
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 60s / 70s

people who have
recently left us

(Wikipedia list
of recent deaths)
Tommy Kirk
 

   In memory of . . .
Leslie BricusseAlan HawkshawOwen LuderRick Jones
John Rossall
Tommy KirkBarry RyanRoger HuntGeorge Frayne
Alan Lancaster
Colin JonesJimmy GreavesClive Sinclair
Edward Barnes,
 Ed Asner, Tony Selby, Willard ScottRobbie Dale
Ron Bushy
Ted DexterCharlie WattsDon EverlyGerd Muller
Una Stubbs
Joey AmbroseDilys Watling
Greg Noll, Dennis Thomas
Les Vandyke
Terry CooperJimmy GabrielAdrian Metcalfe
John Lawton
Stuart Damon
Vladimir Shatalov, Vic Briggs
Brian LondonJackie LaneDamaris Hayman,
 Lee Evans, B.J.Thomas
Jerome Hellman
Max MosleyRon HillJoe Mercer
Patsy Bruce
Neil Connery
Ray TeretLloyd PriceBobby UnserJohnny Crawford

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

Top Of The Pops - Peter Checksfield New Book Releases - 2021 - by Peter Checksfield      Plus other interesting Sixties-related reference books
Shindig! Running from 1st January 1964 to 30th July 2006, BBC TV’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ was the UK’s longest-running and most influential music TV show. Yet, unbelievably, the BBC didn’t start semi-regularly keeping tapes of the show until the spring of 1976. This book affectionately recaptures those musically and historically important years, and includes: • Complete episode guides to all 619 episodes from 1964 to 1975. • The 1969 ‘Pop Go The Sixties’ and 1970 ‘Into 71’ one-off TV specials. • 100’s of black & white screen-shots of surviving footage. • Nearly 900 mini-bios on every act seen, heard or danced to during those years. • Memories and anecdotes from over 50 artists who performed on the show, as told exclusively to the author.

Having A Rave Up! Peter is building a definitive list of Sixties music memorabilia and reference which you really must explore if you love the Sixties!. Featuring in-depth reviews, full track listings, and cover photos, this extraordinary book includes more than 500 UK and US albums released by British Beat Groups and singers during the early to mid-sixties. With added details of exclusive European releases, band line-ups and composer credits, this really is The Definitive Guide to British Beat Albums in The Sixties!
 


    Can you help with any of these enquiries?

The Tiles Night Club
The TILES underground nightclub opened in Oxford Street in March 1966. Appearing were The Animals and other groups.
I have been contacted by a reader who has unique negatives and stills of the club's opening night but we have a bit of a mystery..... Do you know who this group was that performed on the opening night? The negatives are labelled Shock Treatment but they are not the band of that name from Belfast. Possibly a parody band?
Click on the image for a larger picture.
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

Bruce Cherry is currently working on a biography with Zoot Money and would love to hear from anyone with anecdotes or attended one of their 'Big Roll Band' gigs during the Sixties. If you can help, please send Bruce an e-mail..

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This drawing was done in 1961by artist Rafael DelReal on the back of 'Le Condor' headed paper, presumably in the club itself at Wardour Street.
Do you have any information regarding the artist, event or subjects?
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Park Walk Garage - Kings Rd
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?

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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

Sixties City Does anyone have, or know of, a recording of 'On The Street Where You Live' by the Dave Macey Orchestra - the theme used by Dennis Straney on pirate Radio 270?
Does anyone have any images of a skiffle group called Darktown that played the Liverpool Empire and other well-known venues?
Does anyone know anything about a Sixties cafe/restaurant called 'The Spot' - possibly near Dovehouse Green in the Kings Road?

I'm still looking for photos of the old Colney Heath Junior School (or Junior Mixed Infant) before its demolition? I attended there approx 1960 - 1967. Mid-60s staff picture right >
Can anyone provide information about a clothes fashion shop called SUSAN ROGERS in London W.!. ?
Colney Heath Junior School staff mid 60s

Sixties City 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?
Please mail me with any information.

Guy Stevens and The Scene
Mike Kerry is currently in production on a documentary on Guy Stevens and the Scene night club.Guy's time DJ-ing there was a key chapter in his life and he is keen to see any archive that might exist, with a view to possibly licensing it for the film. They are also looking for any and all archive photos, film, adverts/news clippings - anything connected to The Scene and Guy, and would appreciate any help you can give.
Please mail me with any information.

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60 Kings Road - Chelsea Pet Stores
Probably situated on the site now occupied by Atlantic Court / Marks & Spencer. I'd be grateful for any information. Are you the girl in the photo??
A wider view of the road is available by clicking on the image.
Please mail me with any information.

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.
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Another 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.
Sixties City   Sixties City Did you work in The Casserole in the Kings 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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