the notable or
famous 60s / 70s
people who have
recently left us
of recent deaths)
memory of . . .
Tim Bachman, Wee
Willie Harris, Jerry
Bob Potter, Mary
Napoleon XIV, Gary
Raquel Welch, Billy
Two Rivers, Burt
Lillian Walker, Paco
Barrett Strong, Sylvia
David Crosby, Gina
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.
Book Releases - many by
Peter Checksfield including
Lee Lewis - Breathless! Every Song From Every Session
the summer of 1952, a 16 year-old Jerry Lee Lewis traveled from
Ferriday, Louisiana, to New Orleans, and cut a Demo record. In April
2022, a frail 86 year-old Jerry Lee Lewis, suffering from the debilitating
effects of a stroke 3 years earlier, taped a Gospel album with his
cousin Jimmy Lee Swaggart in Baton Rouge. It was his final recording.
Peter Checksfield met Jerry Lee Lewis several times, and befriended
family members and musicians associated with him. He draws on these
experiences, as well as nearly half a century of collecting and
concerts, to create the definitive guide to The Music. This book
will leave you BREATHLESS!
Undercover: 500 Rolling Stones Cover Versions That You Must Hear!
In the 60 years since they started, there have been thousands of
Rolling Stones cover versions. Music historian Peter Checksfield
listened to most of them (so you donít have to), and came up with
the best 500, in a staggering variety of genres. Also included are
a mammoth 130 exclusive interviews with many of the musicians involved.
New and older publications: Currently available Sixties-related books
and magazines - factual, fiction and reference.
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
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!
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?
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.