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Clint Hough - Sixties City

Come on in! It's great to see you here at Sixties City and I do hope you enjoy your visit!
Updated Wednesday 14th September 2023

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 been adding to the content for over 30 years and am currently revisiting links and information on the existing pages, updating and progressing a few other things I've been working on. Of course, I'll keep adding and updating content on a regular basis and there will occasionally be new articles and contributions, in a kind of 'magazine' format, 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 to you, whether you are researching the decade or simply reviving old memories. 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 adverts to help cover maintenance costs. Do please note that any pages at the old '.com' location are now completely unrelated to this site and I cannot hold any responsibility for any content or links used there. As above, pages are best viewed at 2560 x 1440 resolution. Best regards always,
Clint Hough

Pirate Radio Fort - Red Sands

Tremeloes Book - Help Required
Music historian and author (see Books) is currently writing a book on The Tremeloes, the format of which will be very similar to his recent book on The Searchers. Several ex-band members are assisting him, but he is currently searching for any previously unpublished photos. So, if you've taken any Tremeloes photos at concerts etc. over the years, and would like to share them, please get in touch:
The Tremeloes
The Forgotten 'Beatle Girl'
Who is she? One of the original girls running the Beatles Fan Club in the London NEMS offices in Monmouth Street. Her personal memories of the Sixties operation and some amazing revelations about the events and personalities involved in Brian Epstein's organisation can be found in
'The Truth About Beatlemania'

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 230 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. New articles added September 2023

Sixties Events, Sport and Trivia
Alan 'Fluff' Freeman
UK Sixties news events and occurrences, data, statistics, legislation, documents, plus specific links to areas of particular interest.

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 queries from viewers on various Sixties subjects - please get in touch if you can help?

The main menu link to the left will list available subjects / pages currently on Sixties City. A search facility will be added when available.

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.

Just some of
the interesting, notable or famous 60s / 70s
who have
recently left us

(Wikipedia list
of recent deaths)

Mike Yarwood  Gayle Hunnicutt  Sir Michael Parkinson  Jean Boht
kk    In memory of . . .
Perrie MansJean BohtMike YarwoodEdward HideMarc Bohan
Larry Chance
Gayle HunnicuttBob FeldmanRay Hildebrand
Jerry Moss
Sir Michael ParkinsonRobbie RobertsonJohn Gosling
Carl Davis
Randy MeisnerTrevor FrancisVince HillTony Bennett
Jane Birkin,
 Luis Suarez, Yvonne LittlewoodAnita Wood
Glenda JacksonGordon McQueenJohn HollinsRonnie Knight
Astrud Gilberto
, Jim HinesCynthia WeilGeorge Maharis
Tina Turner
Pete BrownHelmut Berger
Jon Povey, Giotto Bizzarrini
Stu James
Don JanuaryLinda Lewis
Ralph Boston, Tim Bachman. Gordon Lightfoot, Wee Willie HarrisJerry SpringerBarbara Young

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! Updated July 2023

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 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!
Sixties City
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


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.
The Searchers

Peter Checksfield

New Book Releases - many by Peter Checksfield including his latest:  
The Searchers - Crazy Dreams! Every Song From Every Session, 1963 - 2023!
" An amazing Searchers recording log!” - Mike Pender MBE
Liverpool has always been a hotbed of musical talent, but it will always be remembered the most for that musical explosion of the ‘60s, when, for one brief moment, the city was the cultural centre of the universe, with artists that include The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer, Cilla Black, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Merseybeats, The Fourmost, and of course The Searchers. Famous for their pioneering brand of jangly, harmonised Pop, they proved to be one of the most influential groups of all, yet, they’re also one of the most eclectic, with a musical legacy that encompasses Folk, Country, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Rockabilly, Soul, Garage, Psychedelia, Bubblegum, Proto-Glam, Reggae, Country-Rock, Orchestrated Ballads, Power Pop, New Wave, and even Power Ballads and Synth-Pop. Profiling demos, singles, album tracks, live recordings, outtakes, radio broadcasts, solo projects and more, and with a foreword by Mike Pender MBE, 'The Searchers - Crazy Dreams!: Every Song from Every Session, 1963-2023' is the ultimate guide to their extraordinary 60 year career.

The Searchers - Crazy Dreams! Peter Checksfield

The Searchers - Crazy Dreams! Peter Checksfield

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Reading Material

New and older publications: Currently available Sixties-related books and magazines - factual, fiction and reference.

    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

Sixties City Orphan Pages
It saddens me that many interesting sites and web pages I have come across with unique information and images come and go with such frequency, disappearing into the sunset without trace. Many of these are put up on .edu sites by students and are apparently 'wiped' when the student leaves.

If you have such a site / page, or are intending to discontinue your pages for whatever reason, please get in touch! I am more than happy to import such information into Sixties City so that others may continue to enjoy the content and information and, if you like, full credit will be given to the original constructor / owner for posterity. Thanks!

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Colney Heath Junior School staff mid 60s
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 above
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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

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?
Can anyone provide information about a clothes fashion shop called Susan Rogers in London W.!. ?

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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