Sixties City is one man's attempt to provide interesting and informative pages
for education and reminiscence. It is about 20 years old, in various forms, starting
as, and remaining, a non-profit hobby carried out in my increasingly limited 'spare'
time. Many subjects appearing within the site are now pretty well complete and
definitive, such as the music charts pages. Others, such
as my 'History of the Pop Pirates', are subject to periodic enhancement and adjustment
and are as accurate as I can make them using information from many sources (often
a consensus of opinion!), including your personal input. There are now hundreds
of pages here on varied aspects of the decade that I hope you will find attractive,
entertaining and informative.
There are lots of articles from contributors and also many links to other external
sites which, in many cases, specialise and expand on specific Sixties subjects
that, so far, I may have only touched on briefly.
If you have any unique insights or personal memories / anecdotes that you would
like to provide and see on these pages, please get in touch.
This site deals mainly with the British Sixties although, of course, these changes
were happening to a greater or lesser extent throughout much of the world at the
time, particularly America, and there were many cross-cultural exchanges of fashion,
ideas and music, that are also included.
For various areas of information, please click on the subject link of interest
below - or just scroll down the page.
Otherwise..... just get yourself back to the main content and, as I do, enjoy
some of the magic and memories of the Sixties!
it may take some time, what with me being a 'one man band' and all, I am slowly
refurbishing all the site pages to introduce some consistency to the site and
improve the quality of some of the pages produced as long as 15 years ago when
it was only a bit of a hobby, therefore aspect ratios on some of the pages may
differ as there are both standard and widescreen varieties.
The updated pages are being built for best viewing at 1440 x 900 landscape
If you have visited before, file locations and content change fairly regularly.
I do recommend that you refresh pages when you revisit at any time.
you have a Sixties-related site suitable for linking or can provide personal
reminiscences and/or material for subjects not covered yet, I'd love
to hear from you.
.... and please
- if you mail me, make the title relevant - I get so much junk mail I often delete
things like 'Hello' without opening them!
the pages you will find specific links to places where you can view and acquire
the web services that this site uses and also, should you wish, buy some of the
This is genuinely a non-profit site - just a hobby - which is why you will be
largely untroubled by advertising, banners, pop-ups etc.
Any small income generated from retail sites is to support Sixties City's continued
upkeep and growth. I do love you visiting, but I am slowly discovering that there
is a price to be paid for popularity!
I try to check the content and safety of any linked sites and visit them all before
linking to them, but I cannot accept responsibility for either should you wish
to go there and start tracking around.
many sections are now 'definitive and complete', most pages contain a
periodically updated general overview and
tend to reflect my own personal interests and memories.
Many of the pages are quite heavy in graphics as it was always my intention to
present the site in a kind of 'magazine' format. Less of a problem these days
with faster transfer speeds and processors, but some pages may take a short while
to fully load. Most graphics are in
.jpg or .gif and are uncompressed to give you better image quality. I
hate lousy graphics and I hope that you will find the extra quality worth the
All areas of the site can be considered to be under constant construction with
new and improved pages appearing as they are completed.
I hope you find the pages and content useful and informative and that they give
you as much pleasure exploring them as I have had in creating them.
I am always interested in your questions, comments and constructive criticism.
You will have, I hope, noticed the 'Women's Aid' and 'Stop Violence Against Women'
messages on a lot of the pages.
This is a subject about which I have become much more aware and it was obvious
that some of the site content was unacceptable and incompatible with this message
and point of view.
Also, I am aware that a growing number of educational establishments are using
the site as a point of reference and that the content needs to be 'child friendly'
as far as possible.
I have removed the
more salacious content and links and it is my belief that what remains is necessary
to provide a reasonable, interesting and hopefully balanced image of what were
considered to be 'permissive' times but would be grateful for any comment you
wish to make in this regard.
No-one's perfect...... It is difficult
to keep track of a lot of the links and images on something this large and still
growing. If you find any 'bloopers' or 'dead links' - please let me know!
On the subject of links, it saddens me that many interesting sites 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, or are intending
to abandon 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 full credit will be given to the original
constructor / owner - Thanks!
To and From This Site
index page link address is now: http://www.sixtiescity.com/index.shtm
if you don't want to go through a gateway page!
If you are already linked to the older .htm pages, don't worry - I have put in
gateway pages, but it would be nice if you could update to avoid the unnecessary
Please don't link directly to individual images or sounds on this site. It's not
friendly and slows down the loading on the bandwidth. Also, they change occasionally
and you will find yourself with dead links.
If you want to use any of them, (apart from the logo girl on the index page which
is my copyright!), feel free, but please read my notes regarding copyright before
using them on your own pages!!!
If you have a relevant site that you think I might like to put a link to please
let me know by e-mail, I'd like to see it.
Any aspect of the Sixties is of interest, no matter how small - BUT! - nothing
sexist, pornographic or with dubious links will be considered. Also, unless it
contains some astoundingly unique information, badly constructed sites may be
refused as well - my choice!
Many interesting sites with unique information and images come and go with alarming
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, or are intending to abandon 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 full
credit will be given to the original constructor / owner for posterity.
If you care to put a link to my site on your pages, huge thanks, but
link to the main title page
rather than individual sections AND.... I'd rather like
to know as well??
I'm upgrading to .shtm pages and the .htm pages won't exist for too much longer,
even if they still do now!
Logos and Images
are some link logos for the site if you want to use them. If you prefer the alternative
logos appearing on any of the pages you have found, please feel free to 'lift'
and use them instead - I don't mind. If you need to resize them for use on your
pages and can't achieve decent quality, please ask me for another version - no
description would be something like:
Sixties City - Bringin' on back the good times!
The home of the music, memories and magic of the most fun and exciting decade
Hundreds of pages on all aspects of the 1960s.
Accuracy and Advertising Banners
links are provided throughout the site. If you purchase
items from Amazon through these links I receive a small percentage of the sale
which helps to pay for the bandwidth needed to keep this site operational. Some
sixties-related items available from Amazon are featured in various places on
the site but, of course, you also have full access to anything they sell including
current chart items, videos, books and the many other terrific items which Amazon
has to offer. If you use Amazon regularly, please use the link-through from this
site when you buy - then we both get a good deal!
The web service advertising banners appearing on Sixties City are provided by
the companies whose services I use in the presentation of this site. Their services
are provided to me free of charge and it is right that I should promote their
services in return. I receive no income or profit for their promotion, but I have
experienced nothing but excellent service from all of them and highly recommend
them to you if you are starting, or want to improve, your own web pages or site.
They are well worth considering.
The costs of keeping this site going are increasing, so
I may have to take on paid advertising to help. If I have to remove a 'free' link
to your site at their insistence, sorry, but I'll have to go with that. At least
you got some coverage for a while. Or ask - it's not likely to be that expensive.
Internet Hosting Services, Domain Names and Free Webspace
are provided by Velnet
This site has taken me ohh...... fifteen years or so to
construct and a lot of that time has been spent on research. I've done
my best to make sure the facts are correct but I can't accept any responsibility
for consequences due to errors that might exist in any of the information appearing
on these pages. If you do notice any checkable inaccuracies I would appreciate
it if you would let me know. Some
of you already have - thank you very much for taking the trouble!
I have very
little information regarding copyright contacts for images used on the
site - I haven't kept a record!! - but I have seen most of them in various locations
on the internet with no copyright contact information - you may be able to turn
something up if you use something like Google image search.
I am using them to illustrate the articles purely for interest and fan purposes,
but if I have upset anyone through their use, please advise me and I
will either remove them or be only too pleased to give credit to the copyright
owner if that is acceptable, bearing in mind that this is a non-profit site
- I'm not in the business of stealing your income or ownership.
I DO OWN THE COPYRIGHT for 'Sixties Girl'
and for all
ORIGINAL text and creative graphics on these
pages and I will protect it if I have to, but I'm easy going...... If
you want to reproduce any of it by whatever means, please ask. I'll probably
say yes - but it would just be nice to be asked and to know where it is going!
The same offer applies
to sound files, particularly original recordings and midi
file authors, with whose work I am totally impressed. Registered names
and logos also remain the copyright of the particular owners. Again, I only
reproduce them for interest purposes and the same condition applies.
Tthere are pages now appearing on the site where copyright of text and some
images are held by the contributors, such as the Bill Harry pages - these are
generally indicated on the page and should not be reproduced without their expressed
To anyone who does hold copyrights on any of these and lets them stay on here,
a very big THANK YOU!
I would also like to pay tribute to the authors of the many books and web sites
I have looked at while putting this together as I can now appreciate, even if
only to a small extent, the amount of work involved.
I hope you find
the pages interesting, informative, memory-provoking and, most of all,