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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 Friday 1st March 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
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. There are some links to areas of general interest further down this page, but you can also
click the image for a more definitive menu.
  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 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 added 24th February 2024

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 February 2024

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
Ian Lavender     Annie Nightingale     Barry John     Georgina Hale
kk    In memory of . . .

Bobby TenchJohn SavidentStan BowlesJohn LoweGeorgina Hale, Ian AmeySteve Wright,
Barry John, Henry FambroughIan Lavender
Mary Weiss
David Soul, Laurie Johnson, Annie Nightingale
J.P.R.Williams
Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer, Glynis Johns
Richard Franklin
Jim BreaksPete Lucas
Ryan O'Neal, Marty Krofft,
Shirley Anne Field
Mike MaxfieldDenny LaineBrigit Forsyth
Les Maguire
Joss Ackland, Terry VenablesTrevor Hill, Frank Borman,
Valentina Ponomaryova
Richard RoundtreeBishan Singh Bedi
Bobby Charlton
Piper LaurieRudolph IsleyMark Goddard
Ritchie Routledge
Francis Lee
Pat Arrowsmith, Perrie Mans

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.
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 (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

New Book Release: Nicky Samuel - My Life and Loves (28th January 2024)
As told to Richard Perceval Graves
When beautiful heiress Nicky Samuel (1951-2019) left school at the age of 16, she was caught up in the world of Sixties London. Her first job was with Yoko Ono, and she soon fell in love with the owner of the fashionable hippy boutique ‘Granny Takes a Trip’, Nigel Waymouth, whom she married and with whom she later attended the legendary Isle of Wight Pop Concert. She spent time with celebrities such as Andy Warhol, Jane Fonda, Roger Vadim, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, and Robert Mapplethorpe. At nineteen, Nicky became a fashionable hostess. She was photographed by Norman Parkinson for Vogue; and her close friends included Mick and Bianca Jagger, Christopher Gibbs, David Hockney, Anita Pallenberg and the eccentric, reclusive heroin addict John Paul Getty Jr. Her marriage broke up when she became involved in a passionate menage-a-trois involving the film-director Donald Cammell. In 1974, Nicky married homosexual jewellery designer, New York socialite and fortune-hunter Kenneth Jay Lane. Her social success was such that she was featured as a ‘New Beauty’ by Time Magazine. However, she became so unhappy and drug-addicted that she attempted suicide in the London Ritz. This memoir is a uniquely vivid experience of a vanished world.

Richard Perceval Graves is the author of more than nineteen books, including biographies of T.E. Lawrence, A.E. Housman, The Powys Brothers, Richard Hughes and Robert Graves. In 1999 he was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship, and he Chaired the Powys Society from 2001 to 2005. Richard lives in Bristol.



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.




UFO - 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
Science Fiction Movies - Sixties City

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

Star Trek - the Original Series

The Ikettes
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