Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Sixties Revealed
The first episode of the series revisits some of the stars of this milieu, including a Liverpudlian singer who was one of the first people to benefit from The Beatles' success. Cilla Black, born Priscilla White, was friends with the Fab Four from their days at The Cavern nightclub.In the 60s, Cilla outsold every other female singer, with ten top ten hits. Shortly after her interview with Braden, she became the first female singer to get her own TV series.
This fascinating episode features actors such as Maureen Lipman, Lyn Redgrave, Sylvia Sim, Philip Lowrie, Hayley Mills and Sean Connery, film director of Help and A Hard Day's Night Richard Lester and TV presenter Simon Dee.
A study of the impact of sex, drugs, race and violence on British culture. Featured artists include Caroline Coon, singer Hank Wangford, criminal barrister Ann Mallalieu, politician Enoch Powell and the late Sammy Davis Jnr.
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