During the 1960s, Birmingham went through a significant transformation. The construction of an inner road ring began in 1964. Aston University was founded in 1966. The Bull Ring shopping center was built in 1964, and a statue named Hebe was erected in Holloway Circus in 1966. The Bull Ring was also reconstructed, and the New Street station was redeveloped. The Fewtrell brothers opened two large nightclubs in Lower Severn Street, just above the Hippodrome, and one-off Broad Street.
The Birmingham music scene was comparable to Liverpool’s during the 1960s. There was a frenzy of international success, led by groups such as The Move, The Spencer Davis Group, The Moody Blues, Traffic, and the Electric Light Orchestra, which contributed to the influence of these groups far into the 1970s and beyond.
These fascinating photos by Phyllis Nicklin depict the street life of Birmingham in the 1960s.