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We are sad to hear that chat show host Simon Dee, one of the biggest stars on British TV in the 1960s, has died at the age of 74. Dee presented the Dee Time programme on BBC TV in the late 60s and was synonymous with the spirit of the Swinging Sixties.
Dee, real name Nicholas Henty-Dodd, started his career on pirate radio and was the first voice to be heard on Radio Caroline in 1964. He then moved to the BBC, where he was among the launch line-up for Radio 1.
Dee Time, his pop music TV show, attracted a peak audience of 15 million people from 1967-69. It captured the era, with closing credits famously featuring Dee driving away in an E type Jaguar next to a blonde woman.
Our condolences go to his family and close friends.
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Bill Harry's Sixties
Bill Harry's Sixties            new and latest articles
The legendary Bill Harry, creator of the iconic 60s music paper 'Mersey Beat', tells his own story and also provides more than 60 self-penned articles, with his unique insight into many aspects of Sixties events and people.
New Book Publication - August 2009
Sixties Radio
The Pop Pirates and 60s Radio
What do you really know about their history and epic struggle to break the stranglehold of bureaucracy and bring the vibrant new sounds of rock and pop to Sixties youth?

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'Wonderful Land' - performed by The Apaches
Sixties Fashion and Designers
The 60s can be viewed as two quite distinct parts, early years clinging doggedly to 50s styles then exploding into the wild fashion frenzy for which the decade is possibly best remembered.
Sixties fashion
British Chart Hits of The Sixties
Dedicated to the music, artists, groups and hits of the Sixties, these pages list EVERY entry into the Singles Top 50 chart, LP Album chart and EP chart during the 60s, alphabetically by artist.
British Charts and Music

'Divas of Motown' - One night only at the HMV Apollo, Hammersmith, Friday 13th November 2009! Click HERE for more details and booking info

Quizzes and Trivia
Who were the Mars Bars?
Online and on-screen Sixties quizzes
plus music and chart trivia pages

Sixties Quizzes and Trivia
    What's On?
A selection of upcoming events and gig guides plus information on some great bands and acts available for your event

What's On?
Carnaby Cavern
Exclusive tales and
reminiscences of the 'Swinging London' fashion scene from
60s boutique owner, Danny Benjamin

Carnaby Cavern
TV Series: Robinson Crusoe Delightful and memorable 60s TV series with possibly the most haunting theme tune of all time. Pics, Sound and Info

Robinson Crusoe
Sixties TV and Pop Shows  
The Weekend Starts Here! Sixties TV by year and specific pages on TV pop programmes. I'll give it 5!

Sixties TV and Pop Shows


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Thanks to all of you who visit this site or e-mail me with questions, information and your own personal memories. I just never have as much time as I would like to work on the site and I'm very grateful to people like Danny, Glenn and Bill who contribute to the site content. I will continue to make numerous small changes and additions to the content each week and add more major content on new pages when available.
Whether you're feeling nostalgic, researching some facet of the Sixties or just browsing, you are always very welcome at Sixties City. I hope you'll find this a fab, fascinating and child-safe starting place for discovering, or reminiscing, the many and varied aspects of a truly fantastic decade! 

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New Publication - August 2009


Bill Harry investigates the Liverpool scene and the people who inspired the Fab Four to believe anything is possible…
At the start of the Swinging Sixties, Liverpool was a remarkable place, about to take the world by storm. Mersey Beat was born. A global revolution, based on a thriving Liverpool scene would change rock music and fashion forever, dominate the music charts at home and overseas, and influence generations of musicians to come. Journalist, music promoter and author Bill Harry was an instrumental figure on the scene, championing and even coining the phrase ‘Mersey Beat’. Bigger Than The Beatles, written by highly-respected Mersey Beat author Bill Harry, is a fascinating and entertaining insight into the cultural phenomenon that was Merseyside in the 1960s, featuring rare and excusive pictures from the archives. If you read the well-prepared script written by the publicists of the day, it was all about four lads who shook the world. The truth is that Liverpool was actually Bigger Than The Beatles. Liverpool was a hub of talent, and while the giant acts under the management of the legendary Brian Epstein swept all before them, the city was much more than Mersey Beat as we know it. This fascinating book investigates the Liverpool scene and the people who inspired John, Paul, George and Ringo to believe anything was possible.

Bigger Than The Beatles will be launched at Beatles Story, Albert Dock, Liverpool, 7pm, 27th August 2009.
It is available, RRP £8.99, from 0845 143 0001 or
For media enquiries, or to attend the launch, please contact Claire Brown on 0151 330 4988 or

Currently containing more than 65 articles, the latest in 'Bill Harry's Sixties' are:

Sandie Shaw
Sandie Shaw

Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalon
The Shangri-Las
Judy Geeson - To Sir With Love
To Sir With Love
Jean Shrimpton
Jean Shrimpton
The Magic Christian
The Magic Christian
Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Ladyland
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