Events by Day and Year
World news, events, and daily trivia plus information on sport
events and champions 60 to 69
Fashion, Fads and Design
A look at some of the myriad fashions
and fads of the Sixties, including hair, clothes and accessories.
Also 60 designers and influencers of Sixties fashion, an image
gallery and Carnaby Street boutiques of the 60s, with a map
of the boutique locations. revised
Hammer Movies - History and the Sixties Films
the Sixties Hammer started to work with major American distributors
like 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures and Warner Brothers
and, by the end of the decade, were fast approaching their period
of maximum production.
revised, with new images
Culture, Crazes, Dances, Op and Pop Art
Apart from fashion, dance crazes also
changed on a regular basis. Over 500 60s dances and steps listed.
For London Mods, the main popular haunts were centred around
the West End, particularly Soho, in clubs like The Scene, The
Ad-Lib, The Ram Jam, La Discotheque and The Flamingo. revised
Music Charts and Artists
All the pages have now been
revised, corrected and updated into new formats - hope
you like them and find them a lot easier to navigate.
EVERY RECORD that made the Top 50 Singles Chart, and the EP
and LP Charts, viewable alphabetically by Artist, ALL the Christmas
The Pop Music Top 20 Singles Record Chart for EVERY WEEK of
the Sixties plus lots of other stuff including trivia, quizzes
and a history of the Pop Charts
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 weekends
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.
Elvis Presley Films
Elvis made 33 films, from musicals to dramatic and documentary.
"I wasn't exactly a James Bond in this movie, but then no one
ever asked Sean Connery to sing a song while dodging bullets"
and 60s Cult Television Shows
How many do you remember of the hundreds
of television shows listed by year, with information and images,
plus popular 50s shows that were still being transmitted in
the Sixties and the national television viewing ratings, top
20 shows for each year.
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
(eventually!) I will be introducing a 'site map' at some
point on which ALL pages will be listed, with descriptions,
so you can see what is available without having to dig
too deeply! This will be divided into approximate areas
of interest and certain pages may appear under more than
one heading due to their mixed content, but I hope this
will make things a lot easier for you eventually.
Also, I will be 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 the
changes. I hope you are not too inconvenienced by this
and eventually find that it is all worthwhile!
Best wishes always,
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......
Ingrid Pitt - Hammer
The Man With No Name
Adam Adamant Lives!
The Birth of The Twist