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 more than 180 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.          updated 29th November 2017
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Due to the large number of articles now available, various 'categories' have been roughly grouped for your convenience.



FILMS FILM PEOPLE (contd) MUSIC INDUSTRY ELVIS PRESLEY ELVIS PRESLEY FILMS
 The Magic Christian   Frankie Avalon  Jack Good   Elvis - Elvis and Pets THE FIFTIES
 Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush   Sophia Loren   Alan Freed   Elvis - Elvis and Women 1956
 Blindman (1971)   Ingrid Pitt  Larry Parnes   Elvis - Love Me Tender
 Born To Boogie (1972)   Barbara Steele 1957
 Lisztomania (1975)   Sean Connery as 007 POP GROUPS TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS  Elvis - Loving You
  The Films of Roger Corman   Brigitte Bardot  Rory Storm & The Hurricanes  The Champions  Elvis - Jailhouse Rock
  The Top 80 Sixties Films   Carol White   Joey Dee and The Starliters  A for Andromeda 1958
  Hammer Horror  Elizabeth Montgomery   Billy J.Kramer and The Dakotas  The Andromeda Breakthrough   Elvis - King Creole
  Hammer Scream Queens   Margaret Nolan   Mersey Groups of The 1960s   That Was The Week That Was THE SIXTIES
  Repulsion  The Doors   Cathy Come Home 1960
  Alphaville PLACES  The Undertakers   All My Loving   Elvis - G.I. Blues
 Some People  The Blue Angel Club  The Remo Four   The Avengers   Elvis - Flaming Star
 A Hard Day's Night  The Spinners  The Time Tunnel 1961
 Performance EVENTS   Johnny Kidd and The Pirates  Man In A Suitcase   Elvis - Wild In The Country
 Wonderwall   Altamont 1969   Ian and The Zodiacs   Land Of The Giants 1962
 Help!   The Concert for Bangla Desh (1971)   The Monkees   Bewitched  Elvis - Follow That Dream
 The Young Ones   Summer Of Love 1967   The Dennisons   Batman   Elvis - Kid Galahad
 Let It Be   The Birth of 'The Twist'  The Mojos   Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons   Elvis - Girls! Girls! Girls!
 How I Won The War   Bed - Ins For Peace  The Fourmost   The Fugitive 1963
 Tonite, Let's All Make Love In London   The Searchers   Adam Adamant Lives!   Elvis - It Happened at The Worlds Fair
 Expresso Bongo MUSICALS  Badfinger   Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In   Elvis - Fun in Acapulco
 Privilege  Maggie May - The Musical  Too Morrow 1964
 I've Gotta Horse   Hair - The Musical   Gerry and The Pacemakers SOLO POP ARTISTS   Elvis - Kissin' Cousins
  Doctor Zhivago FASHION  The Vernons Girls  Frankie Vaughan   Elvis - Viva Las Vegas!
  Cleopatra   Rudi Gernreich  The Big Three  Kathy Kirby 1965
  The Misfits   Twiggy  The Chants  John Leyton  Elvis - Girl Happy
 It's Trad, Dad!   Jean Shrimpton  The Swinging Blue Jeans  Jim Reeves   Elvis - Tickle Me
 Bye Bye Birdie  Jane Asher  The Shangri-Las  Marianne Faithfull  Elvis - Harum Scarum
 Ferry Cross The Mersey   Biba  The Mersey Beats   Janie Jones 1966
  The Girl Can't Help It POLITICAL  Faron's Flamingos  Bobby Darin   Elvis - Frankie & Johnny
  Candy   Francis Gary Powers  The Shadows and The Beatles   David Garrick 1967
  To Sir With Love   Alexander Dubcek  Arrival  Adam Faith  Elvis - Easy Come, Easy Go
  Groupie Girl   Che Guevara  Deaf School (1974)   Dion   Elvis - Double Trouble
  Alice's Restaurant  Cilla Black  Elvis - Clambake
  Across The Universe (2007) ART THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG  Billy Fury 1968
  Tommy - The Movie (1975)   Andy Warhol  Unchained Melody   Del Shannon   Elvis - Live A Little, Love A Little
  Caveman (Ringo Starr - 1981)   Vladimir Tretchikoff - 'The Chinese Girl'  It's Now Or Never   Petula Clark 1969
FILM PEOPLE   Peter Blake  Waterloo Sunset  Ken Dodd   Elvis - Charro!
 Shirley Eaton   David Bailey  Electric Ladyland   Dusty Springfield  Elvis - The Trouble With Girls
  Linda Thorson   All Things Must Pass   Jet Harris  Elvis - Change of Habit
  Gabrielle Drake PRINTED MEDIA  Magical Mystery Tour  Cliff Richard THE SEVENTIES
  Sidney James   Nell Dunn  Penny Lane  Sandie Shaw 1970
  Terence Stamp   Dennis Wheatley   Blue Suede Shoes  Johnny Gentle   Elvis - That's The Way It Is
  Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee   Lady Chatterley's Lover  Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1972
  Clint Eastwood - The Man With No Name   Adam Diment   Telstar TELEVISION MUSIC   Elvis - Elvis On Tour
  Ann-Margret   The Story of 'Mersey Beat'   Annie's Song (1974)  Around The Beatles 1979
  Bruce Lee   Peggy Sue  Six-Five Special   Elvis - The Movie
  Jane Fonda INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS   Apache  Lift Off! Pop TV Series
  Diana Rigg  Beatleness - Candy Leonard   Pop Go The Sixties
 Judy Geeson  Reincarnation with John  Pan's People
 Suzy Kendall  The Cutting Edge - Leslie Cavendish   Gadzooks! Its All Happening


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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