Using this website couldn't be easier: Artists appear, as you would expect, alphabetically, followed by their nationality in brackets. If the word 'selective' appears beside a bands name this means that only this part of their 60s career is relevant to this project. Under the band name, where possible, will be a list of musicians and their function in the band. Next to this is a letter or letters corresponding to the line-ups involved in each recording if known. In brackets after this are the other 60s artists the musician recorded with if applicable, if you hover over these artists you can hyperlink directly to that entry. I am aware that some musicians listed are of course session musicians but I have tried to utilise as much album sleeve information as possible to give a fuller picture.
If applicable just refer to that artists entry to see what else the musician played on. If possible an artists real name may be shown in brackets next to their stage name. Also a stage name may be in brackets next to a real name to help identify someone who is otherwise generally unknown. All cross reference information applies to the general period of this publication, 1962-69.
Beneath the line-ups begins the recording information beginning with 45s, EPs and finally LPs. The letter representing the line-up responsible for that recording is shown if known. Each entry contains the year the recording was published as portrayed on the label information, although some of these may have been actually issued slightly later in some cases.
Artists have only been included if they actually recorded with a band and not just because they were a member at some time. I have tried to include some of the records that were made in 1969 but were not released until early 1970 to try to be more comprehensive on an artists 60s output. Next is the A/B sides of all the 45s, followed by the title of the EPs/LPs, moving on to the original catalogue numbers and then a valuation. Prices are so subjective in these internet days that I have decided that a rough guide to value is adequate to give an idea of rarity. (see below) Where two values appear the first will be for a mono release or the value of a 45 with a picture sleeve.
I have included prices for both stock and Demo releases where applicable. I have only included factory pressed Demos and not hand stamped or sample stickered versions. If there are no Demos for a release then the abbreviation 'N/A' (Not applicable) is used.
Value code General value
1 up to £20
Beneath the EP/LP titles will be the track listings exactly as they appear on the original releases. Occasionally the track is titled slightly differently on the sleeve to the label so I have listed what I believe to be the intended correct title. When an album was re-issued on a budget label in the 60s with the same details as the first issue it has generally not been deemed worthy of inclusion. Other budget label releases have been included for their unique track selections. All photos/scans are from actual UK original releases. Absolutely no repros have been used.
I am currently working on converting the website so it can be viewed on any device, this is very time consuming but the whole site will eventually be viewable on any gadget!
Finally, beneath the artist feature and discography I have included some particularly recommended tracks, courtesy of YouTube.
These are a starting point so no artist gets more than two videos!
All illustrations are copyright of the relevant record companies. This is a free, non-profit website solely in existence to promote 60s music...