Beatles to Bowie
Danny Williams

Danny Williams
by Angus McBean, 1961
EMI Records
© EMI Records

Helen Shapiro

Helen Shapiro on the cover of Woman's Mirror
2 December 1961
Fleetway Publications Private Collection
© IPC+ Syndication


The start of a jazz boom was marked by hits from Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine. Brian Duffy photographed a fashion portfolio for the 1 October issue of Vogue called 'Evening looks and all that jazz', which, in addition to featuring jazz greats of the day, included pop stars The Shadows, with model Ros Watkins.

For the 15 September issue of Vogue, David Bailey posed model Jean Shrimpton with celebrities including The Temperance Seven. Bailey, Duffy and Terence Donovan were three photographers who helped to capture and set the visual agenda for the ‘Swinging London’ of the 1960s. They redefined not only the aesthetic of photography but also the place of the photographer within the industry.

Petula Clark was photographed by Tom Blau following her first No.1 hit with Sailor, meanwhile Billy Fury scored three Top 10 hits including Halfway to Paradise. 15-year-old Helen Shapiro made a major impact with You Don't Know and Walkin' Back to Happiness, both reaching No.1. She was photographed by Angus McBean in a session that produced album covers for the following year.