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 210 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 13th August 2019
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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, 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

FILMS FILM PEOPLE (contd) POP GROUPS ELVIS PRESLEY ELVIS PRESLEY FILMS
 The Magic Christian   Frankie Avalon  Rory Storm & The Hurricanes   Elvis - Elvis and Pets THE FIFTIES
 Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush   Sophia Loren   Joey Dee and The Starliters   Elvis - Elvis and Women   Love Me Tender
 Blindman (1971)   Ingrid Pitt   Billy J.Kramer and The Dakotas  Loving You
 Born To Boogie (1972)   Barbara Steele   Mersey Groups of The 1960s  Jailhouse Rock
 Lisztomania (1975)   Sean Connery as 007  The Doors TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS   King Creole
  The Films of Roger Corman   Brigitte Bardot  The Undertakers  The Champions THE SIXTIES
  The Top 80 Sixties Films   Carol White  The Remo Four  A for Andromeda   G.I. Blues
  Hammer Horror  Elizabeth Montgomery  The Spinners  The Andromeda Breakthrough   Flaming Star
  Hammer Scream Queens   Margaret Nolan   Johnny Kidd and The Pirates   That Was The Week That Was   Wild In The Country
  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   Double Trouble
 I've Gotta Horse   Hair - The Musical  The Shangri-Las SOLO POP ARTISTS  Clambake
  Doctor Zhivago FASHION  The Mersey Beats  Frankie Vaughan   Live A Little, Love A Little
  Cleopatra   Rudi Gernreich  Faron's Flamingos  Kathy Kirby   Charro!
  The Misfits   Twiggy  The Shadows and The Beatles  John Leyton  The Trouble With Girls
 It's Trad, Dad!   Jean Shrimpton  Arrival  Jim Reeves  Change of Habit
 Bye Bye Birdie  Jane Asher  Deaf School (1974)  Marianne Faithfull THE SEVENTIES
 Ferry Cross The Mersey   Biba  Freddie and The Dreamers   Janie Jones   Elvis - That's The Way It Is
  The Girl Can't Help It POLITICS  Bobby Darin   Elvis - Elvis On Tour
  Candy   Francis Gary Powers   David Garrick   Elvis - The Movie
  To Sir With Love   Alexander Dubcek THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG  Adam Faith
  Groupie Girl   Che Guevara  Unchained Melody   Dion MISCELLANEOUS INTERVIEWS AND BOOK REVIEWS
  Alice's Restaurant  It's Now Or Never  Cilla Black  Beatleness - Candy Leonard
  Across The Universe (2007) ART  Waterloo Sunset  Billy Fury  Reincarnation with John
  Tommy - The Movie (1975)   Andy Warhol  Electric Ladyland   Del Shannon  The Cutting Edge - Leslie Cavendish
  Caveman (Ringo Starr - 1981)   Vladimir Tretchikoff - 'The Chinese Girl'   All Things Must Pass   Petula Clark  Chris Farlowe interview
FILM PEOPLE   Peter Blake  Magical Mystery Tour  Ken Dodd  A Gallery To Play To - Phil Bowen
 Shirley Eaton   David Bailey  Penny Lane   Dusty Springfield  Teenagers Guide To The Beatles - Zane Lalani
  Linda Thorson   Blue Suede Shoes   Jet Harris  Shake It Up Baby! - Norman Jopling
  Gabrielle Drake PRINTED MEDIA  Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  Cliff Richard  Break Every Rule - Tina Turner interview
  Sidney James   Nell Dunn   Telstar  Sandie Shaw  Scott Walker interview 1968
  Terence Stamp   Dennis Wheatley   Annie's Song (1974)  Johnny Gentle  Dave Davies interview 1967
  Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee   Lady Chatterley's Lover   Peggy Sue  Frankie Laine   Nowhere Man - Author Robert Rosen interview
  Clint Eastwood - The Man With No Name   Adam Diment   Apache TELEVISION MUSIC   Before The Beatles Were Famous - Alan Graham
  Ann-Margret   The Story of 'Mersey Beat'   Love Me Do - What If?  Around The Beatles   Last Days Of The Beatles - Ken McNab
  Bruce Lee THE MUSIC INDUSTRY   Layla (1970)  Six-Five Special   Cradle Of Rock - Neil Foster interview
  Jane Fonda  Jack Good   My Sweet Lord (1971)  Lift Off! Pop TV Series   Ticket To Ride - Graham Sclater
  Diana Rigg   Alan Freed   Move It! (1958)   Pop Go The Sixties   Saint John Lennon - Daniel Hartwell interview
 Judy Geeson  Larry Parnes  Pan's People   Lionel Ritchie interview - Dancing on the Ceiling
 Suzy Kendall   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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