August 1961: The A6 murder


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The A6 murder was one of those crimes which gripped the nation for several months in 1961. It started on 23 August with the discovery of the body of a man, Michael Gregsten, in a lay-by on the A6, near the village of Cophill, Bedfordshire. Lying next to him was a semi-conscious woman, Valerie Storie.

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With The Beatles

The Beatles played 34 separate lunchtime and evening gigs in the Liverpool area during August 1961.

The month’s UK Top Tens

3 August 1961
1. Well I Ask You: Eden Kane
2. You Don’t Know: Helen Shapiro
3. Halfway To Paradise: Billy Fury
4. Temptation: The Everly Brothers
5. Romeo: Petula Clark
6. Runaway: Del Shannon
7. Pasadena: Temperance Seven
8. A Girl Like You: Cliff Richard
9. Hello Mary Lou/Travelin’ Man: Ricky Nelson
10. You Always Hurt The One You Love: Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry


Films released this month