Sixties Fashion, Fads and Design
Cult and Classic 50s and 60s Television
Sixties UK Motown Hits and Motown History
American Motown record label was founded by Berry Gordy Jr.
in 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The name, a combination
of 'motor' and 'town', is also
the nickname for Detroit. Motown played an important role
in the racial integration of music in the 60s and created
the'Motown' pop/soul sound.
The page includes a full single release listing for UK Motown
Born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien in Hampstead,
London, on 16th April, 1939, she originally began her
career as a singer with the Lana Sisters trio. In 1960,
together with her brother Dion and a friend, Tim Field,
she became a member of the folk trio The Springfields,
changing her name to Dusty Springfield. The Springfields
disbanded in 1963 when Dusty embarked on a solo career.Her
first album was released in 1963 on Fontana simply titled
'A Girl Called Dusty'.
Music Charts and Artists - New
- much more detailed British chart history and Time Line, with
images and information on Sixties British music papers and magazines.
All the pages have been
revised, corrected and updated into
new formats - I hope you like them and find them a lot easier
to navigate. The pages contain every record that made the Top
50 singles chart, the EP and LP Charts, all viewable alphabetically
by artist. Every Christmas No1 hit is listed with lots of other
trivia, quizzes and chart statistics including the
Top 20 Singles Record Chart for every week of the Sixties
56 minutes of great
music while you're cruising around Sixties City..........
over 150 articles
the pen of Bill Harry, providing his unique and informative
view on many aspects of Sixties events, personalities and
here, in his own words, is the definitive story of one of
the Sixties' seminal music newspapers - providing a fascinating
and unique personal insight into the early days of the 'British
Beat Boom' and the events, personalities, facts and legend
surrounding the birth of the greatest musical revolution the
world has ever known.
Bill Harry was the founder of the Liverpool music paper which
chronicled the groups and venues responsible for the 'Mersey
Sound', the publication which was to give its name to the
Sixties phenomenon and musical era that has since become almost
universally known as
Bill Harry with The Beatles
selection of current and upcoming sixties-related live music
and other miscellaneous events (mainly UK), venues with regular
Sixties events plus info and links to some great 60s artistes,
shows, weekends and breaks.
Also, gig information on some great original bands and tribute
acts - many of which are available for you to book for your
own Sixties event!
Books and Other Stuff
you remember Space Hoppers, telephones with finger holes, World
Cup Willie and seemingly indestructible cans of Coca Cola that
had to be opened with a pointy metal thing? What happened to
Children of the 1960s grew up with Gerry
Andersonís TV shows, from the fantastical puppet western Four
Feather Falls, Twizzle, Torchy the Battery Boy to the more elaborate
Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray and the hugely successful Thunderbirds.
'Soho and Carnaby Street - Heart of the
the hunting ground of Henry VIII, London's Soho, a square mile
in the heart of the capital, gave birth to the cultural revolution
that changed history and was the beating heart of swinging 60s
than 200 yards in length, and lying within the Soho area of
London, Carnaby Street's rise from being a drab, neglected back
street to worldwide recognition as the ignition point for the
Sixties fashion boom is almost entirely due to the vision of
one man - John Stephen. See my unique map of the street.....
Elvis Presley Films
Elvis made 33 films, from musicals to dramatic and documentary
and commented once: "I wasn't exactly a James Bond in this movie,
but then no one ever asked Sean Connery to sing a song while dodging
Science Fiction Films
is, if it exists at all, a fine dividing line between science
fiction and the genres of horror and fantasy, and I may just
have squeezed in a few of the latter because I like them! I
hope I have included your personal favourites - mine are certainly
On Through the Sixties
On' films are the most successful series of British films
ever made. The Sixties films pushed the boundaries of film
censorship further forward in both sound and vision, but still
mainly relied on the interpretation by their audience to extrude
their own humour from the contrived situations. All the films,
TV shows and 'Lookalikes' made during the 60s.
and links to various sites that supply original and retro
for visiting Sixties City!
Do you have any interesting or unique memories, pictures
or anecdotes from the Sixties? Get in touch with me and
we can share and re-live them on Sixties City!
Thanks so much to all of you who visit this site or have
e-mailed me with questions, information and your own personal
I'm finding less time to keep adding to the site at the
moment, but I'll keep tacking on new bits here and there,
with updates to older pages and, of course, new articles
from Bill Harry and other generous contributors.
I am very grateful to people like Danny, Glenn and Bill who
have, and continue to contribute to the site content. The
website's still just a hobby but it's getting a bit unwieldy
- well over 500 pages now - so I'm gradually revamping the pages
a more consistent
Some are over
10 years old! - it may take me a while......
With so many pages to keep track of, an automated 'menu' system
can't really keep up with all the varied content without extensive
changes and I am sure that there are quite a few pages that
may be of interest to some of you that are not particularly
easy to find as they are only accessible from sub-links in other
pages. In the meantime I have put a search facility below the
menu just in case you are looking for something specific and
don't want to 'browse'.
still updating pages - a lot have been done but there
are still a lot to go - getting there slowly - and you
will notice that I am changing the aspect ratio on new
and updated pages to 1440 x 900 resolution as most people
have HiRes screens capable of handling this and most new
equipment is now supplied with widescreen VDU devices,
so there will inevitably be a slight mix of formats during
I hope you are not too inconvenienced by this and eventually
find that it is all worthwhile!
There is also a lot of new content in the updates plus
new pages now and then, so do keep coming back!
Best wishes always,
by Day and Year
World news, events, and daily trivia
plus information on sport events
and sporting champions 1960 - 69
Hide and seek in the park,
the corner shop and four-a-penny chews. Hopscotch, jacks,
skipping, marbles, handstands and football with an old can.
Conker fights, kiss chase, home made kites, bows and arrows,
hula hoops, swapping scraps and tea cards. Jumping the stream,
rope swings, building dams and collecting returnable bottles.sixties
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Batman TV Series