I hate finding out about events when they are over or about to be.
In a piece on London 60's Week, This is London quotes the event Chair, Chris Pleydell, as saying:
“There seemed to me to be a void in our communication between one generation and another. This project’s sole goal is to reach between these two generations…from the ones who are making cultural history now to those that have already put their stamp on the UK’s history.”
The festival is over but its 60's Timeline is still very much alive and full of details on the website.
First fact mentioned for 1960 is:
NME host the NME annual poll winners' concert at the Empire Pool Wembley , the official lineup is: Cliff Richard, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, John Barry, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Lonnie Donegan Russ Conway,The Mudlarks, Alma Cogan, Bert Weedon, Pete Murray, Ted Heath, Craig Douglas, The Dallas Boys, and Emile Ford.
Last fact for 1969 has a Bluebeat flavor:
Does anyone know the date?
"The less aggressive element of the current skinhead and Suedehead movement is the music these “bovver boys” are listening to, The Jamaican reggae-based ska recorded on the Trojan, Island and Blue Beat record labels is their antidote to the music listened to by the long-haired student hippies. in 1967 the Trojan label break into the British top 10 with ‘Liquidator’ by Harry J All Stars."
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Twisting the 60's away...