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This page provides a snapshot of Lyn Paul's career focusing on 1967. To find out what else was happening in 1967 select any of the following options:

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Lyn Paul, aged 18 (photograph by Tom Hustler).

Lyn Paul,
in 1967.
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Ken Eveson.


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Lyn Paul, aged 18 (photograph by Tom Hustler).

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aged 18.


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Why (Am I Treated So Bad) (single cover).

(Am I Treated So Bad)

single cover)



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Lyn Paul, aged 18 (photograph by Tom Hustler).

Lyn Paul,
aged 18.


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Dance Hall Days

In February Lyn turns eighteen and can at last join The Nocturnes on stage. The group performs regularly at the Mecca Dance Hall in Manchester, becoming popular on the local music scene. The group later takes up a residency at the Tottenham Royal and then at the Streatham Locano. Georgie Ellis, daughter of Ruth Ellis, the last woman in England to be hanged, recalled seeing The Nocturnes in her book A Murder Of Passion:

"... after The Beatles had placed Liverpool firmly on the map, Manchester was basking in the secondary glories earned by The Hollies, Freddie and the Dreamers, Herman's Hermits, and Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders. The city's clubs thrived... My favourite hang-out was Tiffany's on Oxford Street, where the resident group... was The Nocturnes. Within the confines of Manchester, The Nocturnes were as famous and highly regarded as their aforementioned contemporaries, and enjoyed widespread and loyal support to the extent that queues of eager young Mancunians formed round the block on most nights of the week." (Georgie Ellis with Rod Taylor, A Murder Of Passion, pages 16-17)

The Nocturnes' repertoire includes covers of pop standards such as the Crystals' Da Doo Ron Ron, Little Eva's The Loco-Motion, Lennon & McCartney's Here, There And Everywhere, The Mamas and The Papas' Dedicated To The One I Love and The Tremeloes' Silence Is Golden.

When she was interviewed by Keith Altham in 1972, Lyn did not look back on this time with particularly fond memories:

"It was soul destroying ... You could sing your heart out for hours every night and no one was really interested in listening to you - they'd just come for a booze up." (Record Mirror, 4th March 1972)

Photograph of the Nocturnes.

The Nocturnes
featuring Lyn Paul and Eve Graham
(centre of photograph).

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The Nocturnes release two singles in 1967. The B-side of their début single, Wish You Would Show Me Your Mind, is credited to David Dapp and Gerrard Portslade, pseudonyms for The Nocturnes' producer David Paramour and an aspiring young songwriter, Tim Rice. In 2006 the track was featured on a compilation CD of Tim Rice's early work, That's My Story.

  • I Do, I Do (Spiro / Wainman) /
    Wish You Would Show Me Your Mind (Dapp / Portslade)

    Catalogue Number: Columbia DB 8158
    Released: 23rd February 1967

  • Why? (Am I Treated So Bad) (Staple) /
    Save The Last Dance For Me (Magine / Hirsch)

    Catalogue Numbers: Columbia DB 8219 (UK) / Capitol 72520 (Canada) / Columbia C 23 594 (Germany)
    Released: June 1967

Why? (Am I Treated So Bad) goes down well with the music critics and earns The Nocturnes an appearance on Simon Dee's TV show Dee Time (BBC1, 31st August, 6.25pm). The single just fails to make the chart in Britain but is a Top 5 hit in Switzerland. Lyn Paul's verdict: "I think it's a great track... It's my brother's favourite" (Ready Steady Sunday, 3rd May 2009). The B-side, Save The Last Dance For Me, is a cover version of the song made famous by The Drifters in 1960 (UK number 2).

Lyn Paul, aged 18 (photograph by Tom Hustler).

Lyn Paul, aged 18.
Photograph by Tom Hustler.
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On 26th March Mary Martin and Robert Preston host the 21st Annual Tony Awards. The ceremony, broadcast on US television for the first time, takes place at the Shubert Theatre in New York City. It features a performance of Wilkommen by Joel Grey and the Company of Cabaret. Cabaret wins eight Awards that night, including the Tonys for Best Musical, Best Original Score (John Kander and Fred Ebb) and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Joel Grey as The Emcee). After its success on Broadway Cabaret goes on to become one of the world’s most popular musicals - internationally renowned thanks to the 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli and successfully revived in many stage productions since then. In 2013 Lyn Paul will be cast as Fräulein Schneider in the acclaimed Rufus Norris production of Cabaret, the role first played by Lotte Lenya in the original Broadway production.

The Summer of 1967 was the so-called 'Summer of Love'. One of Lyn Paul's favourite hits from that Summer is Scott McKenzie's San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair). "It just makes me feel so good inside, just so warm... it was a big hit when I was living at home in Manchester... Mini skirts were around. Mine were pelmets - you know, really short! ... Knee length white boots. I had this long hair. Everybody was wearing beads and chains and God knows what else around their necks... My dad used to take the seeds from melons, put them in the oven, and then thread them for me so that I could wear them around my neck... It was just such a lovely, lovely time." (Ready Steady Sunday, Bay Radio, 7th June 2009)

On 22nd November the The Foundations' single Baby Now That I've Found You is knocked off the number 1 slot by Long John Baldry's Let The Heartaches Begin. Both songs are the work of songwriter Tony Macaulay, who will later co-write You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me, a number 1 hit in 1974 for Lyn Paul and the New Seekers.


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In the News - 1967

As the 48-hour New Year's truce comes to an end in Vietnam 5,000 troops of the 9th Infantry Division arrive in South Vietnam, bringing the total number of US military stationed there to 380,000.

On 4th January Donald Campbell dies on Coniston Water, Cumbria while attempting to break his own world water speed record.

The US Supreme Court rules on 10th January that it is not illegal for US passport-holders to visit Communist countries to which travel had been prohibited by the State Department.

On Wednesday,18th January Jeremy Thorpe is elected to replace Jo Grimmond as leader of the British Liberal Party.

On the same day the "Boston Strangler", Albert DeSalvo, is sentenced to life imprisonment for assault and armed robbery.

Three US astronauts - Roger Chafee, Virgil Grissom and Ed White - are killed on 27th January when their Apollo spacecraft is engulfed by flames on the launchpad.


On 3rd February record producer Joe Meek commits suicide, shooting himself after first shooting his landlady, Violet Shenton. Best known for writing and producing The Tornados' 1962 number 1 Telstar, Meek had also produced the hits Tribute To Buddy Holly by Mike Berry (1961), Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton (1961), Just Like Eddie by Heinz (1963) and Have I The Right? by The Honeycombs (1964).

Gough Whitlam succeeds Arthur Calwell as leader of the Australian Labour Party on 8th February.

On 12th February the police raid Redlands, home of Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards.

The Indian National Congress led by Indira Gandhi wins a fourth consecutive term in power, though with a reduced majority, in the general election held between 17th - 21st February.

President Sukarno of Indonesia hands over power to General Suharto on 22nd February but retains his title as President.


The Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank is opened on 1st March, with a concert conducted by Benjamin Britten.

Alice B. Toklas, the lover and life partner of Gertrude Stein, dies on 7th March, aged 89.

Svetlana Alliluyeva, the only daughter of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, seeks asylum at the US Embassy in India on Thursday, 9th March.

General Suharto becomes acting President of Indonesia on Sunday, 12th March, after seizing power from Sukarno.

On 14th March the body of former US President John F. Kennedy is moved, along with the bodies of two of his children who died in infancy, to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery, just 20 feet from where he had been laid to rest on 25th November 1963.

A Liberian oil tanker, the Torrey Canyon, is shipwrecked off Lands End on Saturday, 18th March, spilling 100,000 tons of crude oil into the sea. The same month a star grading system is introduced for petrol.

The Iron and Steel Act 1967 comes into effect in the UK on 22nd March, authorising the nationalisation of 14 private steel companies and bringing them together as the British Steel Corporation.

Martin Luther King attacks US involvement in Vietnam at an anti-war demonstration in Chicago on 25th March.

The French President Charles de Gaulle launches the first French nuclear-powered submarine, Le Redoutable, on 29th March.


On 8th April Sandie Shaw wins the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK with Puppet On A String.

A Man For All Seasons wins the Oscar for Best Picture at the 39th Academy Awards ceremony on 10th April.

Thousands of people march through the streets of New York and San Francisco on 15th April to protest against the Vietnam War.

Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of West Germany, dies on 19th April, aged 91.

A military junta seizes power in Greece on 21st April. King Constantine is placed under house arrest.

On 24th April the Soviet cosmonaut, Vladimir Komarov, becomes the first person to die in space when the parachute on the Soyuz 1 spacecraft fails to open as it returns to Earth.

The Expo 67 World’s Fair opens in Montréal on 27th April.

World heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses to be drafted into the US Army on conscientious grounds when he appears for army induction in Houston on 28th April.


Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu get married at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas on 1st May.

The first all-British satellite, Ariel 3, is launched into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on 5th May.

On Wednesday, 10th May Mick Jagger and Keith Richards appear in a West Sussex Court, charged with drug offences, following the police raid at Richard's home in February. Both plead not guilty.

The UK, Ireland and Denmark formally apply for membership of the EEC on 11th May.

On 12th May the UK Government announces that Stansted in Essex is to become the site of London's third airport.

On 14th May two divisions of Egyptian army troops cross the Suez Canal into the Sinai peninsula. On 23rd May Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli ships, blocking Israel's only route to the Indian Ocean.

The painter Edward Hopper dies on 15th May, aged 84.

The US Air Force bombs Hanoi for the first time on 19th May.

The writer and social activist Langston Hughes dies on 22nd May, aged 66.

The Ibo people of eastern Nigeria break away from the rest of the country and establish their own independent state of Biafra on Tuesday, 30th May, sparking a civil war that lasts until 1970.


On 5th June Israeli war planes attack airfields in Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq, totally destroying the air forces of its four Arab neighbours.

Israeli troops advance across the Sinai peninsula and reach the Suez Canal within two days. On the eastern front, the Jordanians are driven out of East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Egypt and Jordan both agree to a cease-fire with Israel on 7th June.

On Saturday, 10th June the Six-Day War between Israel and the Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria comes to an end when Syrian troops are driven out of the Golan Heights. Israel agrees to a United Nations cease-fire and Israeli forces halt their advance into Syria.

Spencer Tracy, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor two years running - for his roles in Captains Courageous (1937) and Boys Town (1938) - dies on the same day, aged 67.

The Caribbean island of Anguilla declares its independence from Britain on 16th June.

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Mamas & the Papas. Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel and The Who are among the performers appearing at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, which takes place over three days between Friday, 16th -Sunday, 18th June.

On 20th June Muhammad Ali is fined $10,000 and sentenced to 5 years in jail for refusing to serve in the US armed forces.

On Sunday, 25th June The Beatles perform All You Need Is Love on Our World, a two-hour television programme broadcast live by satellite to an estimated worldwide audience of 400 million in 26 countries.

On Tuesday, 27th June Barclays Bank introduces the first automatic "hole in the wall" cash dispenser. Reg Varney, star of TV's On The Buses, unveils the new machine at a branch in Enfield.

On 29th June, following a vote in the Knesset to make Jerusalem a united city under Israeli rule, the barriers that had divided the city into sectors are torn down.


Celebrations are held across Canada on 1st July to mark the 100th anniversary of Confederation.

On the same day BBC2 becomes the first television channel in Europe to broadcast in colour when it transmits its first colour pictures from the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

On 2nd July the Institutional Revolutionary Party wins all of the 178 seats being contested in the Mexican elections.

Vivien Leigh, best known for her roles in Gone With The Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire, dies on 8th July, aged 53.

New Zealand decimalises its currency on 10th July.

On 24th July Jonathan Aitken, The Beatles, David Bailey, David Dimbleby, Graham Greene, David Hockney and George Melly are among those who sign a full-page advertisement in The Times calling for the legalisation of marijuana.

On the same day, while on a state visit to Canada, the French President Charles de Gaulle calls for a "free Quebec". The Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson denounces de Gaulle's remarks as "unacceptable to the Canadian people and its government". As a result de Gaulle cancels his trip to meet Pearson in Ottawa and returns to France.

In the UK MPs vote by 101-16 to decriminalise consenting sexual relations between gay men over 21 in England and Wales. The Sexual Offences Bill 1967 receives royal assent on 27th July. It does not delete the offences of buggery and gross indecency and does not apply to the Merchant Navy or the Armed Forces, nor to Scotland and Northern Ireland. The law is eventually extended to Scotland by the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980 and to Northern Ireland by the Homosexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 1982.


On 8th August Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand found the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to promote economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region.

Joe Orton is murdered by his lover Kenneth Halliwell on 9th August.

Rene Magritte dies on 15th August, aged 69.

The leader of the American Nazi party, George Lincoln Rockwell, is shot dead by a fellow former party member, John Patley, on Friday, 25th August.

The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, is found dead in his Belgravia flat on Sunday, 27th August. The night before he had abruptly left a party at his Sussex country house, saying that there was something that needed his attention.


The Khartoum Resolution, issued on 1st September at the conclusion of the 1967 Arab League summit, lifts the oil embargo imposed on the West during the Six-Day War.

On 3rd September (Dagen H) Sweden changes from driving on the left-hand side of the road to driving on the right.

The English conductor, organist and composer Sir Malcolm Sargent dies on the same day, aged 72.

On 10th September the inhabitants of Gibraltar vote overwhelmingly in favour of remaining British. Only 44 people vote for a change to Spanish rule.

The QEII cruise liner is launched by Queen Elizabeth II on 20th September.

Tony Blackburn launches the BBC's new pop radio station, Radio 1 at 7.00am on Saturday, 30th September. The first record played is Flowers In The Rain by The Move. Earlier that morning, at 5.30am, the BBC had also launched Radio 2, which replaced the Light Programme.


Jimmy Young's long-running BBC radio show takes to the air on Monday, 2nd October.

At its annual conference held in Scarborough between 2nd - 6th October the UK Labour Party passes a resolution to "dissociate itself" from US policy in Vietnam.

Woody Guthrie dies from Huntingdon's Chorea on 3rd October, aged 52.

Marxist revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara is shot dead on 9th October, aged 39, in a clash between guerrillas and the Bolivian Army.

On 11th October The Move pop group apologises in the High Court to the Prime Minister Harold Wilson for using a nude caricature of him to promote their single Flowers In The Rain.

The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris, a former curator at London Zoo, is published on Thursday, 12th October. In his book Morris compared human behaviour - "feeding, sleeping, fighting, mating and rearing young" - with that of apes.

On 27th October UK MPs pass an Abortion Act sponsored by MP David Steel, permitting the termination of pregnancy by registered practitioners within 28 weeks. Two consenting doctors had to agree that continuing the pregnancy would be harmful either to the woman's physical or mental health, or to the child's physical or mental health when it was born.


49 people are killed and 78 injured on Sunday, 5th November when an express train from Hastings to Charing Cross is derailed near Hither Green in south-east London. Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees is one of the passengers on the train. He is treated for shock.

Rolling Stone magazine is published for the first time on 9th November.

On 17th November a French journalist, Régis Debrey, is sentenced to 30 years in jail by a military court in Bolivia for alleged involvement with the guerrilla movement led by Che Guevara.

Britain is hit by an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. On 18th November a ban is imposed on the transportation of farm animals anywhere in England and Wales. Over 130,000 animals are slaughtered. On 28th November all horse racing is suspended. The ban lasts for two months in most areas but for longer in others.

On 18th November, in response to the financial crisis hitting Britain, the pound is devalued by 14.3%.

On 27th November, speaking at a press conference at the Élysée Palace, the French President Charles de Gaulle reiterates his opposition to the United Kingdom joining the Common Market.


On Sunday, 3rd December the first human heart transplant is carried out by Dr. Christiaan Barnard (1922-2001), a cardiac surgeon at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town, on a 55-year old retired grocer, Louis Washkansky. The heart was donated by Louise Darvall, who had died after a car accident. Washkansky dies 18 days later from pneumonia, not from failure of the new heart.

Otis Redding is killed in a plane crash on 10th December, just three days after he had recorded (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay. Four members of his backing band, the Bar-Kays, are also killed in the crash.

The Rolling Stones' guitarist Brian Jones has a nine-month jail sentence for drug offences overturned at the Court of Appeal on Tuesday, 12th December. He is ordered to pay a fine of £1,000 instead.

The Australian Prime Minister, Harold Holt, disappears on 17th December while swimming in the sea off Cheviot Beach. Searchers fail to find him and he is officially declared 'presumed dead' on 19th December. John McEwen, the leader of the Country Party, is sworn in as caretaker Prime Minister on the same day.

In the UK the popular radio programme Just A Minute is broadcast for the first time on 22nd December.


In the Charts

UK Chart débuts
  • Amen Corner
  • Bee Gees
  • Doors
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Gladys Knight and The Pips
  • The Monkees
  • The Move
  • Pink Floyd

UK Best-selling Singles
  • Shirley Bassey
    Big Spender

  • The Beatles
    All You Need Is Love

  • The Beatles
    Hello Goodbye

  • The Beatles
    Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever

  • The Beatles
    Magical Mystery Tour [Double EP]

  • Jeff Beck
    Hi-Ho Silver Lining

  • Bee Gees

  • The Box Tops
    The Letter

  • Petula Clark
    Don't Sleep In The Subway

  • Petula Clark
    This Is My Song

  • Arthur Conley
    Sweet Soul Music

  • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

  • Donovan
    Mellow Yellow

  • Donovan
    Sunshine Superman

  • Val Doonican
    If The Whole World Stopped Lovin'

  • The Foundations
    Baby Now That I've Found You

  • Four Tops

  • Four Tops
    Standing In The Shadows Of Love

  • Aretha Franklin

  • Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
    It Takes Two

  • Bobbie Gentry
    Ode To Billie Joe

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Hey Joe

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Purple Haze

  • The Herd
    From The Underworld

  • Herman's Hermits
    There's A Kind Of Hush

  • Vince Hill

  • The Hollies
    Carrie Anne

  • The Hollies
    On A Carousel

  • Engelbert Humperdinck
    The Last Waltz

  • Engelbert Humperdinck
    Release Me

  • The Kinks
    Autumn Almanac

  • The Kinks
    Waterloo Sunset

  • Paul Jones
    I've Been A Bad Bad Boy

  • Long John Baldry
    Let The Heartaches Begin

  • Lulu
    The Boat That I Row

  • Scot McKenzie
    San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)

  • The Mamas and The Papas
    Creeque Alley

  • The Mamas and The Papas
    Dedicated To The One I Love

  • Manfred Mann
    Ha Ha Said The Clown

  • The Monkees
    I'm A Believer

  • The Monkees
    A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

  • The Move
    Flowers In The Rain

  • The Move
    I Can Hear The Grass Grow

  • The Move
    Night Of Fear

  • Pink Floyd
    See Emily Play

  • Gene Pitney
    Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart

  • Procol Harum
    A Whiter Shade Of Pale

  • Cliff Richard
    All My Love

  • Cliff Richard
    The Day I Met Marie

  • The Rolling Stones
    Let's Spend The Night Together

  • The Seekers
    Georgy Girl

  • Sandie Shaw
    Puppet On A String
    [Eurovision Song Contest Winner]

  • Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra
    Somethin' Stupid

  • Small Faces
    Itchycoo Park

  • Cat Stevens
    Matthew And Son

  • The Supremes
    The Happening

  • Diana Ross and The Supremes

  • Traffic
    Hole In My Shoe

  • Traffic
    Paper Sun

  • The Tremeloes
    Even The Bad Times Are Good

  • The Tremeloes
    Silence Is Golden

  • The Troggs
    Love Is All Around

  • The Turtles
    Happy Together

  • The Turtles
    She'd Rather Be With Me

  • Keith West
    Excerpt From 'A Teenage Opera'

  • The Who
    I Can See For Miles

  • The Who
    Pictures Of Lily

  • Young Rascals

One Hit Wonders
  • Flowerpot Men
    Let's Go To San Francisco

  • Johnny Mann Singers
    Up-Up And Away

  • Prince Buster
    Al Capone

  • Skatalites
    Guns Of Navarone

Hit Albums

Monkees, More of the Monkees (album cover).

  • The Beatles
    Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

  • Petula Clark
    Colour My World

  • Cream
    Disraeli Gears

  • Val Doonican
    Val Doonican Rocks But Gently

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Are You Experienced

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Axis: Bold As Love

  • The Monkees
    The Monkees

  • The Monkees
    More Of The Monkees

  • The Rolling Stones
    Between The Buttons

  • The Rolling Stones
    Their Satanic Majesties Request

  • The Seekers
    Seekers - Seen In Green

  • Cat Stevens
    Matthew And Son

  • The Troggs

  • Scott Walker

The Seekers, Seen In Green (album cover).

At the Movies
  • Barbarella
  • Belle de Jour
  • Bonnie And Clyde
  • Camelot
  • Carry On Doctor
  • Casino Royale
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • Doctor Dolittle
  • The Graduate
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
  • Half A Sixpence
  • In The Heat Of The Night
  • The Jungle Book
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • War And Peace
  • You Only Live Twice

On Stage

'Cabaret' Original Broadway Cast album.

Tony Award for Best Musical:

On Television
  • Ask The Family
  • At Last The 1948 Show
  • The Benny Hill Show

  • Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons
  • Dee Time
  • Doctor Who (Season 5)
  • Emergency Ward 10
    (last episode)

  • The Forsyte Saga
  • The Golden Shot
  • The High Chaparral
  • News At Ten (ITN)
  • Not In Front Of The Children
  • Omnibus
  • The Prisoner
  • The Rolf Harris Show
  • Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo
  • Till Death Us Do Part
    (Series 2)

  • Tonight With Dave Allen
    (Series 1)

  • Trumpton

Sporting Heroes

BBC Sport

Sports Personality
of the Year:
Henry Cooper

Tennis: at the Australian Championships Nancy Richey, who had been forced to retire from the prevous year's women's singles final, wins her first and only Australian title; beating the home favourite Lesley Turner Bowrey, 6-1, 6-4.
The men's singles final is a repeat of the previous year's final: once again Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
At Wimbledon Billie Jean King wins the women's singles title for the second time, defeating Britain's Ann Jones in the final, 6-3, 6-4.
John Newcombe wins the men's singles title at Wimbledon for the first time, defeating Wilhelm Bungert in the final, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.

Rugby Union: France win the Five Nations Championship.

Rowing: the University of Oxford crew wins the annual Boat Race against Cambridge for the third year in a row.

Horse Racing: Foinavon wins the Grand National.

Athletics: K.V. Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as an officially registered competitor, despite a ban on women taking part. An official tries to physically remove her from the race once it is realised that K.V. is Katherine but she completes the course in a time of approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes, nearly an hour behind another woman, Bobbi Gibb, who runs the race for the second year in a row without officially entering it.

Football: Celtic become the first British team to win the European Cup, beating Internazionale 2-1 at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon.
Manchester United end the season as Champions of the Football League First Division for the seventh time.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final.
Alf Ramsey, Manager of the England team, receives a Knighthood.

Golf: Gay Brewer, who had lost in an 18-hole playoff the previous year, wins the 31st US Masters at Augusta.
At the US Open Jack Nicklaus shoots a final round of 65 to finish 4 strokes ahead of Arnold Palmer, setting a new tournament record of 275.

Cycling: Roger Pingeon wins the Tour de France. Tommy Simpson, the first British winner of the World Professional Road Race Championship, collapses and dies on the thirteenth stage of the race during the ascent of Mont Ventouxe.

Rugby Union: Gareth Edwards makes his international début for Wales, aged 19.

Sailing: Francis Chichester sails single-handed around the world in 119 days. He returns to Plymouth in the Gypsy Moth IV on Sunday, 28th May.

Squash: Jonah Barrington wins the first of six British Open Championships.

Boxing: Muhammad Ali is stripped of his world heavyweight title for refusing the Vietnam draft.

Motor Racing: Denny Hulme wins the Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship.

Postcard from 1967.

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Who said that?


I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'.
James Callaghan

The Media got bored with 1967, so they zapped it ... There's not a single fucking place where it's still 1967.
Armistead Maupin, 'Tales Of The City'


Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Mark Twain


One of the reasons Britain is such a steady and gracious place is the calming influence of the football results and the shipping forecasts.
Bill Bryson

The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
Winston Churchill

A soggy little island huffing and puffing to keep up with Western Europe.
John Updike


Switzerland is one bloody picture postcard after the other. Nothing but views.
Francis Bacon

The land of peace, understanding, milk chocolate ... and all those lovely snow-capped tax benefits.
David Niven

In Italy for thirty years they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
Orson Welles, 'The Third Man'

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