Sixties City presents a wide-ranging series of articles on all aspects of the Sixties, penned by the creator of the iconic 60s music paper  Mersey Beat

Sixties City is very pleased to be able to bring you this wonderful and widely varied series of Sixties and early Seventies-related articles penned by Bill Harry, creator of the iconic Sixties music newspaper 'Mersey Beat', from the point of view of a person who was at the epicentre of the Sixties music scene. In addition to the fascinating story of the birth of his own publication, currently for viewing are the following articles, written by Bill with supporting graphics by Sixties City, providing information from his unique insight into all aspects of Sixties people, events, media and music.          latest article added 12th March 2024
Mersey Beat

Bill Harry's Sixties
Due to the large number of articles (241) available, these have now been grouped
into various general 'categories' for your convenience.

Films, Film People, Places, Events, Musicals, Fashion, Politics, Art, Printed Media, The Music Industry, Pop Groups, The Story Behind The Song, Elvis Presley, Television Productions, Solo Pop Artists, Television Music, Elvis Films, Interviews and Book Reviews

 The Magic Christian   Barbara Steele  Rory Storm & The Hurricanes   Elvis - Elvis and Pets   Love Me Tender
 Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush   Sean Connery as 007   Joey Dee and The Starliters   Elvis - Elvis and Women  Loving You
 Blindman (1971)   Brigitte Bardot   Billy J.Kramer and The Dakotas  Jailhouse Rock
 Born To Boogie (1972)   Carol White   Mersey Groups of The 1960s   King Creole
 Lisztomania (1975)  Elizabeth Montgomery  The Doors TELEVISION NON-MUSIC PRODUCTIONS   G.I. Blues
  The Films of Roger Corman  The Undertakers  The Champions   Flaming Star
  The Top 80 Sixties Films MISCELLANEOUS PEOPLE  The Remo Four  A for Andromeda   Wild In The Country
  Hammer Horror  Lobsang Rampa  The Spinners  The Andromeda Breakthrough  Change of Habit
  Hammer Scream Queens   Johnny Kidd and The Pirates   That Was The Week That Was  The Trouble With Girls
  Repulsion   Ian and The Zodiacs   Cathy Come Home  Follow That Dream
  Alphaville PLACES   The Monkees   All My Loving   Kid Galahad
 Some People  The Blue Angel Club   The Dennisons   The Avengers   Girls! Girls! Girls!
 A Hard Day's Night  Lathom Hall, Seaforth  The Mojos  The Time Tunnel   It Happened at The Worlds Fair
 Performance EVENTS  The Fourmost  Man In A Suitcase   Fun in Acapulco
 Wonderwall   Altamont 1969   The Searchers   Land Of The Giants   Kissin' Cousins
 Help!   The Concert for Bangla Desh (1971)  Badfinger   Bewitched   Viva Las Vegas!
 The Young Ones   Summer Of Love 1967  Too Morrow   Batman  Girl Happy
 Let It Be   The Birth of 'The Twist'   Gerry and The Pacemakers   Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons   Tickle Me
 How I Won The War   Bed - Ins For Peace  The Vernons Girls   The Fugitive  Harum Scarum
 Tonite, Let's All Make Love In London  The Big Three   Adam Adamant Lives!   Frankie & Johnny
 Expresso Bongo MUSICALS  The Chants   Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In  Easy Come, Easy Go
 Privilege  Maggie May - The Musical  The Swinging Blue Jeans SOLO POP ARTISTS   Double Trouble
 I've Gotta Horse   Hair - The Musical  The Shangri-Las  Frankie Vaughan  Clambake
  Doctor Zhivago FASHION  The Mersey Beats  Kathy Kirby   Live A Little, Love A Little
  Cleopatra   Rudi Gernreich  Faron's Flamingos  John Leyton   Charro!
  The Misfits   Twiggy  The Shadows and The Beatles  Jim Reeves   Elvis - That's The Way It Is
 It's Trad, Dad!   Jean Shrimpton  Arrival  Marianne Faithfull   Elvis - Elvis On Tour
 Bye Bye Birdie  Jane Asher  Deaf School (1974)   Janie Jones   Elvis - The Movie
 Ferry Cross The Mersey   Biba  Freddie and The Dreamers  Bobby Darin MISCELLANEOUS INTERVIEWS AND BOOK REVIEWS
  The Girl Can't Help It POLITICS   David Garrick   Steve Marriott Interview
  Candy   Francis Gary Powers  Adam Faith   Barry Gibb Interview 1967
  To Sir With Love   Alexander Dubcek THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG   Dion   Keith West Interview - King of Kings Road
  Groupie Girl   Che Guevara  Unchained Melody  Cilla Black  Beatleness - Candy Leonard
  Alice's Restaurant  It's Now Or Never  Billy Fury  Reincarnation with John
  Across The Universe (2007) ART  Waterloo Sunset   Del Shannon  The Cutting Edge - Leslie Cavendish
  Tommy - The Movie (1975)   Andy Warhol  Electric Ladyland   Petula Clark  Chris Farlowe interview
  Caveman (Ringo Starr - 1981)   Vladimir Tretchikoff - 'The Chinese Girl'   All Things Must Pass  Ken Dodd  A Gallery To Play To - Phil Bowen
  Peter Blake  Magical Mystery Tour   Dusty Springfield  Teenagers Guide To The Beatles - Zane Lalani
FILM PEOPLE   David Bailey  Penny Lane   Jet Harris  Shake It Up Baby! - Norman Jopling
 Shirley Eaton   Blue Suede Shoes  Cliff Richard  Break Every Rule - Tina Turner interview
  Linda Thorson PRINTED MEDIA  Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  Sandie Shaw  Scott Walker interview 1968
  Gabrielle Drake   Nell Dunn   Telstar  Johnny Gentle  Dave Davies interview 1967
  Sidney James   Dennis Wheatley   Annie's Song (1974)  Frankie Laine   Nowhere Man - Author Robert Rosen interview
  Terence Stamp   Lady Chatterley's Lover   Peggy Sue  Lynne Randell   Before The Beatles Were Famous - Alan Graham
  Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee   Adam Diment   Apache TELEVISION MUSIC PRODUCTIONS   Last Days Of The Beatles - Ken McNab
  Clint Eastwood - The Man With No Name   The Story of 'Mersey Beat'   Love Me Do - What If?  Around The Beatles   Cradle Of Rock - Neil Foster interview
  Ann-Margret   Hank Janson   Layla (1970)  Six-Five Special   Ticket To Ride - Graham Sclater
  Bruce Lee   Jackie Magazine   My Sweet Lord (1971)  Lift Off! Pop TV Series   Saint John Lennon - Daniel Hartwell interview
  Jane Fonda   Girl Magazine   Move It! (1958)   Pop Go The Sixties   Lionel Ritchie interview - Dancing on the Ceiling
  Diana Rigg   When The Saints Go Marching In  Pan's People   Paddy Shennan - The Talk of Liverpool
 Judy Geeson THE MUSIC INDUSTRY   You'll Never Walk Alone   Gadzooks! Its All Happening   Alan Price Talks of Death and Religion
 Suzy Kendall  Jack Good   The Music of Lennon & McCartney   Dave Dee Interview 1966
  Frankie Avalon   Alan Freed   Roy Adams - Hard Nights - My Life In Liverpool Clubland
  Sophia Loren  Larry Parnes   Bill Harry - The John Lennon Encyclopaedia
  Ingrid Pitt  Brian Epstein   Here Comes The Sun - Joshua M. Greene

Mersey Beat Magazine Bill Harry attended the Liverpool College of Art with Stuart Sutcliffe and John Lennon and made the arrangements for Brian Epstein to visit The Cavern, where he saw The Beatles for the first time. Bill was a member of 'The Dissenters' and the founder and editor of 'Mersey Beat', the iconic weekly music newspaper that documented the early Sixties music scene in the Liverpool area and is possibly best known for being the first periodical to feature a local band called 'The Beatles'. He has worked as a high powered publicist, doing PR for acts such as Suzi Quatro, Free, The Arrows and Hot Chocolate and has managed press campaigns for record labels such as CBS, EMI, Polydor. Bill is the critically acclaimed author of a large number of books about The Beatles and the 60s era including 'The Beatles Who's Who', 'The Best Years of the Beatles' and the Fab Four's 'Encyclopedia' series. He has appeared on 'Good Morning America' and has received a Gold Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

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