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.
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.
Our condolences go to his family and close friends.
Sixties-related items online here
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
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?
to some other great Sixties-related sites
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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.
Chart Hits of The Sixties
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.
- One night only at the HMV Apollo, Hammersmith,
Friday 13th November 2009! Click HERE
for more details and booking info
were the Mars Bars?
Online and on-screen Sixties quizzes
plus music and chart trivia pages
selection of upcoming events and gig
guides plus information on some great bands and acts available for
Exclusive tales and
reminiscences of the 'Swinging London' fashion scene from
60s boutique owner, Danny Benjamin
Series: Robinson Crusoe
Delightful and memorable 60s TV series with possibly the most
haunting theme tune of all time. Pics, Sound and Info
TV and Pop Shows
The Weekend Starts Here! Sixties TV by year and specific pages
on TV pop programmes. I'll give it 5!
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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
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will continue to make numerous small changes and additions to the
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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!
Publication - August 2009
BIGGER THAN THE BEATLES
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 www.merseyshop.com
For media enquiries, or to attend the launch, please contact Claire
Brown on 0151 330 4988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
containing more than 65 articles, the latest in 'Bill Harry's Sixties' are:
To Sir With Love
The Magic Christian
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