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
60s / 70s related music events
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!
the fashion, fads and trends of 1963
Rise of The Funny Fools - the true story of a real pop group formed in
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.
Just some of
the notable or
famous 60s / 70s
people who have
recently left us
of recent deaths)
memory of . . .
Fred Johnson, Denise
Tony Marchi, Akira
Lynda Baron, Veronica Carlson, Don
Henry Lincoln, Anna
Jack Smethurst, Sandy
Bamber Gascoigne, Tom
Nino Cerruti, Dallas
Information about new and older publications and currently available
Sixties-related books and magazines - factual, fiction and reference.
New Book Releases - 2021 -
by Peter Checksfield Plus other interesting
Sixties-related reference books
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!
you help with any of these enquiries?
Tiles Night Club
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.
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
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..
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?
still looking for photos of the
old Colney Heath Junior School
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.!. ?
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.