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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!     Last updated Sunday 7th July 2024

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. 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.
As always, if you find any incorrect details (hopefully few) or can provide new or further information, I'd love to hear from you! 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. The pages, for the most part, are best viewed at 2560 x 1440 resolution.
Also, please have a look at these help requests and queries as I still need information on various Sixties subjects - please get in touch if you can help?
  Best regards always,
Clint Hough

   
80 Supermodels of the Sixties


Merseybeat

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 240 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.  Latest article 7th July 2024

Looking for something specific?

There are well over 500 pages of great Sixties-related information, sounds and images to browse through, including many unique articles and graphics, so you should be able to find something of interest to you whether you are researching the decade in general, specific events or people, or simply reviving old memories.
There are some links to areas of general interest further down this page or in the image links but you can also click on the button below for a more definitive menu listing. Many subjects have multiple sub-pages when you reach them.

Sixties City Main Menu

Kings Road and Carnaby Street


Carnaby Street, Soho and the Kings Road
Some history, information and
60s location maps unique to this site

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.
Updated April 2024

The MonaLisa Twins The MonaLisa Twins The MonaLisa Twins, with real-life twins Mona and Lisa Wagner fronting the band, are one of the very few modern groups who continue the tradition of song-writing that took off in 1963. They bring back what has been started 60 years ago and write modern songs in the 60s Beat tradition, reviving the genre with a fresh twist without sounding pop-ish or trivial. Their signature features are tight twin harmonies, unaltered natural voices, relatable lyrics, twangy guitar sounds and inventive arrangements.

12 albums, 175+ music videos, 100+ million YouTube views, 235,000+ subscribers and a lot of blood, sweat and tears later, they are living and working in Liverpool/UK. With a host of live shows in Europe, the UK, USA and Australia, a recording session in Abbey Road Studios, a UK tour with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, a 2-year residency at the legendary Cavern Club, a Glastonbury performance and collaborations with Woodstock legend John Sebastian under their belt, they have come a long way since daydreaming about the future at the age of 13.

The Twins have received praise from many music icons of the “Swinging Sixties”. Listen to what others are saying about The MonaLisa Twins! You might enjoy them as much as your 60s idols do …

The MonaLisa Twins

Sixties Events, Sport and Trivia
Also: The Spurs Double, The 1966 World Cup and EVERY match played at Wembley
Sixties City
Alan 'Fluff' Freeman 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.
Sixties City Juke Box

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

(Wikipedia list
of recent deaths)

kk
Jimmy James     Shirley Conran     Frank Ifield     Roger Corman
kk    In memory of . . .
Donald SutherlandWillie MaysBuzz CasonEvans EvansFrancoise HardyMark JamesWilliam AndersWilliam RussellRichard M. ShermanDoug IngleKarl-Heinz Schnellinger
Frank Ifield
John HawkenJimmy JamesShirley Conran
Roger Corman
John BarbataCesar MenottiGraham Webb
Peter Oosterhuis
, Terry MedwinRichard TandyDuane Eddy
Mike Pinder
Paul Fox, Chan RomeroLeighton JamesLarry Page
Derek Underwood
, Keith Wainwright
Joe Kinnear, Barbara Baldavin
Clarence 'Frogman' HenryDick AllixSteve Harley, John Blunt,
Thomas P. StaffordTony Green, Steve LawrenceBobby Tench
John LoweJohn SavidentIan AmeyStan BowlesDan Wallin
Georgina Hale
Steve Wright,
Barry John, Ian LavenderDavid Soul

TV Westerns - Sixties City Television Westerns
'Western' shows were already a pre-television radio phenomenon in the 40s and 50s, but really exploded onto television during the 50s and early to mid 60s. Listed here, with soundtracks and images for interest, and in no particular order (some of which you may not have seen), are many of them. They include all my favourites that bring back happy memories of 60s television viewing, both as 'children's' shows and adult evening drama or comedy.
45rpm - Sixties City
How Were Vinyl Discs Made?
Sixties production methods and some interesting information on aspects of the vinyl disc - What are they made of? How long is a record groove? What do dead wax codes mean? Why are they black?

60s Lifestyle and Leisure - Sixties City

Star Trek - the original series  - Sixties City
60s Pop Movies - Sixties City
60s Fashion and Design - Sixties City
60s Vehicles, Transport and Roads - Sixties City
60s Stamps and Postal Services - Sixties City
60s Pop Pirate Radio and Stations - Sixties City
60s Shopping and Retail - Sixties City
60s Youth Culture - Sixties City
60s Music Charts and Pop Industry - Sixties City

60s Printed Media, Comics, Magazines and Newspapers - Sixties City
60s Dance Crazes - Sixties City
60s Memories and Readers Anecdotes - Sixties City
The Forgotten Beatle Girl - Sixties City
60s Trivia and Quizzes - Sixties City
New Books and Publications - Sixties City
With It - 1963 Trends - Sixties City
Internet Radio Stations - Sixties City
Sixties City

New Book Release (11th March 2024)
Real Love!
500 Beatles 'Solo' Cover Versions That You Must Hear!

Peter Checksfield

There has never been a group as influential as The Beatles - that much is beyond dispute. What is rarely mentioned however, is how that influence continued with the four individual’s post-Beatles careers.
In ‘REAL LOVE: 500 Beatles ‘Solo’ Cover Versions That You Must Hear!’, music historian and author Peter Checksfield profiles cover versions of songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
and Ringo Starr - famous and obscure, good and bad, new and old - as well as the artists behind them, along with nearly 50 exclusive interviews.

Sixties City

New Book Release (5th February 2024)
The Dave Clark Five - Bits and Pieces!
Every Song From Every Session, 1962 - 1973
Peter Checksfield

At the height of the music ‘British Invasion’ in the mid-sixties, ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ inductees The Dave Clark Five were second only to The Beatles in popularity. They’ve sold over 100 million records, appeared on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ a dozen times, and have influenced artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Kiss and The Ramones.
Yet, until now, there has been almost no serious analysis of their music - which ranges from wild, frantic Rhythm ‘n’ Blues to relaxed, middle-of-the-road Easy Listening, as well as Rock ‘n’ Roll, Psychedelia, Bubblegum, Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk and Pop. In this remarkable book, music historian Peter Checksfield - author of acclaimed books on Jerry Lee Lewis, The Searchers and The Tremeloes - documents and reviews all this, and much, much more.



Sixties City

Does anyone have
memories or information
on any of these? :
Colney Heath Junior School staff mid 60s

I'm still looking for photos of the
old Colney Heath JMI School
before its demolition? I attended
there approx 1960 - 1967.
Mid-60s staff picture above
Student Websites and / or Orphan Pages on Other Websites
It saddens me that many interesting sites and web pages that I have come across with unique information and images seem to 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, or soon afterwards.

If you have created 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!
  Johnny Byrne - Poet and Writer
Andy Soloman asks: "My father was Johnny Byrne, he of the poetry set, Groupie and lots of other stuff. Sadly he died in 2008. I am trying to piece together his Liverpool and subsequent 1960s poetry, writing and rock’n’roll years leading up to the publication of Groupie and soon after. I know he lived in Gambier Terrace below John Lennon, and my mother was certainly friends with The Beatles and The Hurricanes, as well as the poets and artists. Other elements that I’m keen to find out more about would be Poison Bellows which he performed as with Spike Hawkins, and his involvement with The Kinks and The Who. I’m keen to meet people who would have known him at that time. If you can help, please mail me"
Johnny Byrne

Chelsea Kings Road and Soho Carnaby Street
Do you have any information on the occupants of the various premises in these locations during the Sixties or do you
have any personal reminiscences of the places and times?

Please check out the Kings Road and Carnaby Street street maps and you may also be interested in the reminiscences
of various people who have been kind enough to contact me. If you can help, or have images, please do mail me
.

A Sixties cafe/restaurant called 'The Spot' - possibly near Dovehouse Green in the Kings Road?

A clothes fashion shop / boutique called 'Susan Rogers' in London W1 ?

A cafe / coffee bar (possibly Fouberts Street) near Carnaby Street, called 'Rouge et Noir'?

A cafe / coffee bar (possibly Lowndes Court) near Carnaby Street, called 'Four Aces'?

'Chelsea Pet Stores' in the Kings Road during the Sixties? Possibly on the M&S site.
'Joseph at Salon 33' at 33 Kings Road, particularly the exact opening date?

'
Park Walk Garage' in the Kings Road? Possibly at 418 to 424.

Also:

Any theme music for the TV Westerns 'Frontier Justice', 'Jefferson Drum', 'Pony Express' or 'Wrangler'?

Images of a skiffle group called Darktown that played the Liverpool Empire and other well-known venues?

Information about London bus used as a 'mobile boutique' called 'Birds Paradise' - Reg No. OLD 620?

In this image of Ganton Street W1 there appears to be an 'unknown' Underground entrance or facility on the right hand side?
I can find nothing to suggest that the underground existed here.

Do you know the name of this Kings Road shop at 479 next to Starways?




UFO - Sixties City

Help - Sixties City
I'm currently searching for information on lots of Sixties things - please have a look here to see if you can possibly help?


The Race For Space


James Bond Films - Sixties City
Science Fiction Movies - Sixties City

The Man from U.N.C.L.E - Sixties City

Star Trek - the Original Series

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