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 01  Cathy’s Clown - The Everly Brothers 1960

 02  Good Timin’ - Jimmy Jones 1960

 03  Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson 1960

 04  The Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley 1960

 05  Halfway To Paradise - Billy Fury 1961

 06  Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton 1961  

 07  Runaway - Del Shannon 1961

 08  You Don’t Know - Helen Shapiro 1961 

 09  Come Outside - Mike Sarn (with Wendy Richard) 1962

 10  Ginny Come Lately - Brian Hyland 1962

 11  The Young Ones - Cliff Richard & The Shadows 1962

 12  Wonderful Land - The Shadows 1962

 13  From Me To You - The Beatles 1963

 14  How  Do You Do It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers 1963

 15  In Dreams - Roy Orbison 1963

 16  The First Time - Adam Faith & The Roulettes 1963

 17  I Love You Because - Jim Reeves 1964

 18  It’s All Over Now - The Rolling Stones 1964

 19  Juliet - The Four Pennies 1964

  20  My Boy Lollipop - Millie 1964

 21  Eve Of Destruction - Barry McGuire 1965

 22  Evil Hearted You - The Yardbirds 1965

 23  Here It Comes Again - The Fortunes 1965

 24  Message Understood - Sandie Shaw 1965

 25  God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 1966

 26  River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner 1966

 27  Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra 1966

 28  Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks 1966 

 29  A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum 1967

 30  San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers

                                       In Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie 1967

 31  Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes 1967

 32  The Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdinck 1967

 33  Honey - Bobby Goldsboro 1968    

 34  Joanna - Scott Walker 1968

 35  What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong 1968

 36  Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap 1968

 37  Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969

 38  Dizzy - Tommy Roe 1969

 39  My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder 1969

 40  Where Do You Go To My Lovely - Peter Sarstedt 1969

After the  end of the 1950s, the UK charts featured many British acts. Artists such as Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Adam Faith and Billy Fury featured regularly along with the new home-grown groups like The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies,The Rolling Stones, The Animals etc.

America still had a major influence on UK charts through Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Del Shannon, The Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, The Beach Boys etc. and various clean-cut teen idols.

This was also decade for change with various music styles developing over this period.  Apart from easy-listening pop music, Beat music was quickly becoming the style of choice thanks to ‘Beatlemania’ and blues-based bands in the UK. This was repeated in the USA and around the world thanks to the ‘British Invasion’.

























Another development was the number of live music festivals which gave the opportunity to present a large number of acts in one place in the open air over one or more days, the most important being the  Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and The Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969, both in the USA. The UK were represented by smaller jazz & pop festivals in open air pub gardens and parks.

Referred to as the ‘Swinging Sixties’ thanks to the music and fashion trends, there also developed a social revolution with anti-war protests, individual freedoms, feminism, sexual revolution, more freedom for minorities etc.

This is a limited introduction to the era with more programs under preparation, including Surf, R&B, Soul, Motown, Stax, Ska, Folk, Psychedelia, Country etc.

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