The Sixties, I Was There .

Was I there in the sixties?

I can remember it, so some say I wasn’t there.

But I can remember the great bands, the great songs.

The Beatles reigned but Elvis was King.

I was in the House where the Sun rose on The Animals,

Where Satisfaction of the Stones was missing.

Gerry walked with me so I was Never Alone,

The Searchers gave me Sweets which

Really Got Me into Something Good.

Tom found life Not Unusual

Until Lucy found the Diamonds.

The Vibrations were always Good on The Beach;

The Harem became Whiter in their Pale life.

The songs ended with Serge making love to Jane.


“I was there!” said my mate Joe

“The wars in Margate and Clacton!”

“Brighton sixty four, I was there!”

Mods and Rockers, clashing on the Beach;

And where was I, I was in the bar with friends,

Drinking beer and smoking Gauloise.

Dressed in my suit with the collarless coat;

A Dedicated Follower of Fashion.


Yes I remember The Sixties with love.

The time of my young manhood.

Times with good friends and laughter;

The bands, the dances, the girls.

The girls, always so sweet and me so coy;

Days of my innocence, a world always remembered

With fondness and love.


The change of the seventies where my life became serious

And was never the same, as marriage and children took over.

But still fashion had its price!

With my long hair, beard, pale grey bell-bottomed suit,

The white platform shoes, and of course the kipper tie,

A Dedicated Follower of Fashion?



  • Neville

    I was there too ... I also remember each of those songs you mention and quite possibly the first time you posted this little trip back in time when everything was a breeze ........... I still have a kipper tie somewhere .............. 🙂

    • Goldfinch60

      I too still have a kipper tie somewhere.


    • orchidee

      Good write Gold.
      Yes, we woz there in the (ten) sixties too! What songs were in the charts then?

      • Goldfinch60

        We certainly were Orchi.


      • Neil Higgins

        As a kid (I was once) remember a lot of those songs,but it must have been when I got older,as they are always played somewhere.
        Alan Freeman,pick of the pops.Radio Luxembourg.The Monkees.Batman.Enough said about that.And of course,the funniest kids cartoon series ever, Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines.
        A wonderful tribute to the 60's in the poem by the way.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Neil, wonderful times back then.


        • Doggerel Dave

          Great piece of nostalgia – really took me back: if I could disassociate it from the seventies I think I would be happy in that bubble – ‘cos it didn’t last..unfortunately….Or perhaps…
          But thanks for the memories….
          Aah….Andy… Don’t hog it - pass that toke around will ya ?

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Dave. The times of sex and drugs and rock and roll - well I did the rock and roll.


          • Accidental Poet

            The 60s, I was there too. And I also remember all those songs. The 1960s was the decade where the world went through the most changes in a 10 year period. Some of my most favorite memories are from that era. And of course, the summer of 1967, The Summer of Love. ; )

            • Goldfinch60

              So true AP, the sixties changed our lives into a better place.


            • dusk arising

              Oh my yes, a couple of years younger I turned 15 in the summer of love. Being a city kid (Nottm) it was soul music which drove the blood through my veins. Halcyon days of youth.

              • Goldfinch60

                Soul music was always there amongst the other music of that era.

                Halcyon Days indeed.


              • Laura🌻


                Thank you for sharing your wonderful sixties’ memories. I enjoyed the read.


                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Laura - they were great times.


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