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Sheet music cover for 'Nine Times Out of Ten' by Sir Cliff Richard

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Sheet music cover for 'Nine Times Out of Ten' by Sir Cliff Richard

published by Aberbach (London) Limited, after Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, published 1960
11 in. x 8 1/2 in. (280 mm x 215 mm) paper size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Reference Collection
NPG D48511

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Current affairs

Prince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.

Art and science

Penguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical revue Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.

International

Harold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.

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