50+ Photos from the 60’s and 70´s That Will Get You in the Groove #Flowerpower

The era of the ’60s and ’70s seems like another timeline. The 60s and 70s was a generation of frabout the hippie movement and celebrities like The

Beatles, Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, and Donna Summer.

Following slides depicts the more than 50 iconic moments from these years that you relate to your parents’ feeling during that time period.

1969: Woodstock, New York

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll defined the 1960s. But the decade was also a time of pivotal change — politically, socially and technologically. Check out 60 of the most iconic moments of the decade. 

1962: The Rolling Stones

Few people know that rock legend Brian Jones is remembered as the man who formed The Rolling Stones. Pat Andres, the ex-girlfriend of Brian Jones believes he was the victim of a money-motivated murder. Jones who was found dead in a swimming pool in 1969 in the same house, known as Cotchford farm, that Princess Margaret was at at the time.

Eras are marked by the famous people lost and, in a dark irony, Brian would become the earliest recognized member of the 27 Club a decade later. Other members are Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison joined him before Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse in more recent years.

1969: The Beatles preparing to cross Abbey Road

The Beatle’s Abbey Road cover was photographed by freelance photographer Iain Macmillan, a friend of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He used a Hasselblad camera with a 50mm wide-angle lens, aperture f22, at 1/500 seconds. Macmillan stood on a stepladder in the middle of the road and snapped six shots of the group as they walked across the road outside the studio.

1963: Joan Baez and Bob Dylan

Joining activists and political leaders like King at the March on Washington were folk singers like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Artists like these had come to represent the voice of both the younger generation and highlight the plight of nation’s oppressed through verse — a trend that would only grow as the decade went on.

1967: Jimi Hendrix & Eric Clapton

This duo became famous as the “Wizards of Guitar.” Even until now, many of their achievements in music haven’t been reproduced by other musicians and guitarists.

1964: Debut of Willie Nelson on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville

Yes this is Willie Nelson back in the days when he was starting out… suited up and clean shaven. Willie Nelson became of one of the most well-known musicians of the Outlaw Country genre after making a splashing debut. Nobody knew him initially, and he did not have any major connection, but he made it big on the basis of hard work and talent.

It’s safe to say that Pink Floyd isn’t just one of the biggest and best bands from the 1960s, but one of the most influential bands of all time. The band was called “The Pink Floyd” when it was initially formed but by the end of the 60s, “The” was dropped from the band’s name.

The British band was formed back in 1965 by Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright, with David Gilmour joining later in 1967, and Barrett leaving the group in 1968. Their two best-selling albums were ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ and ‘The Wall’. The names Pink and Floyd came from two of Syd Barrett’s favorite Carolina bluesmen, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council to form Pink Flyod.

1960s: Led Zeppelin’s Young Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin transformed the history of music through his talent and hard work. He could not have achieved that without Jimmy Page, who provided him with large platforms and breakthroughs. But before Jimmy Page gave the world his legendary guitar skills, he wanted to be something else entirely. James Page, as he was then known, and his friends play skiffle. Page, who would find fame with the Yardbirds and stardom as the lead guitarist and producer for Led Zeppelin is asked by Weldon what he’d like to do when he leaves school. James Page says he’d like to do “biological research into germs”.

1977: The Grateful Dead

We really can’t talk about the sixties and seventies without mentioning the The Grateful Dead, a San Francisco band that gave rise to the the counterculture of the sixties.

1966: David Bowie

Rolling Stones magazine dubbed David Bowie the “Greatest Rock Star Ever” after his death in 2016. Born Davey Jones, David Bowie changed his name so that he would not be confused with Davey Jones from The Monkees. Very few people knew that David Bowie’ closest childhood friends were Peter Frampton (Peter’s dad was David Bowie’s art teacher) and Elton John. David Bowie’s music career span almost 60 years from 1962 until his death in 2016.

1957: Elvis and his competition

It won’t be wrong to say that The King never had much competition, but he always liked good music and listened to the music of his colleagues.

1968: Jimi Hendrix in a dune buggy

This picture shows Jimi Hendrix, who is arguably one of the best guitarists to have ever lived. This picture shows Jimi to be riding a dune buggy and enjoying the company of an unknown woman.

1960s: End of an Era

The Fab Four made the heartbreaking decision to break up their band The Beatles in 1969. This is believed to be the last photo ever taken of The Beatles together as a group. This rock band formed in Liverpool back in 1960 with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They started out by doing small gigs in clubs and soon became one of the most influential bands of the rock era. Although initially a rock n’ roll band, The Beatles eventually started experimenting with other musical styles including psychedelia and pop ballads.

The 1970s: Performance of  ZZ Tops  at High School Prom

Before iconic full on beards that is now their signature style, this picture is special since shortly after this photo was taken, the band became a huge hit and held successful concerts in huge stadiums. No more were the days of playing high school proms.

1961: The Beatles with Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe

The Beatles have built a legacy in the music industry, which probably seemed unattainable to these boys during this time.

1968: Janis Joplin in San Francisco

The Queen of Rock n Roll, the one and only, Janis Joplin had one of the most influential personalities of her time. Sadly, she fell victim to drug abuse, but she recorded many influential songs during her lifetime that is still remembered.

1965: Cher and Sonny with Bob Dylan

Two of the singers in this picture achieved massive prominence as soloists, care to guess which two? Everyone’s favorite Cher and Bob Dylan.

1967: The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees was synonymous and define an entire era of the 1970s disco. The widely successful Australian pop group formed in 1958 by brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. This trio sang their songs in recognizable three-part harmonies, with their combined vibrato and falsetto becoming their signature sound. Not only did the Bee Gees write their own songs, but they also wrote and produced several other major hits for different artists.

Few people know that Robin was a pyromaniac and use to love to burn his pjs for fun. ‘The Bee Gees’ 1st’ was not their first album at all; it’s their third.

1960s: The Ronettes

Everyone in the 1960s knew who The Ronettes were. This trio of female singers from America became a sensation due to the quality of their music and Cher becoming a permanent backup singer for their songs…”Be My Baby” and “Baby I Love” hits defined a generation. The Ronettes influence was tremendous, from the Beach Boys to Bruce Springsteen and most notably Amy Winehouse in both music and style.

1969: Jim Morrison & Ray Manzarek of the Roadhouse Blues at the Hard Rock Cafe

John Densmore and Robby Krieger were missing in this picture. This band ruled the hearts of many fans around the world with their music and personalities.

1978: Grease

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta musical about high schoolers in 1958. The best movie of the same year it was released.

1978: Famous Siblings Michael and Janet Jackson

All of the hullaballoo that plagued the Jackson family did not affect the stardom of Michael and Janet Jackson as they were the most famous out of all the siblings. This picture depicts their ever-green beauty.

1971: Elvis Presley in a chick look

Even before rappers had developed any kind of unique style all over them, Elvis was the lion pendant and the gold glasses during the ’70s.

1971: Iconic Tina Turner

This picture is one of the examples of Tina Turner’s energetic performances. Through her success and fame, Tina Turner inspired many female singers in those days. She was the very first super star that insured her beautiful powerful legs for $1 million dollars.

1975: Prince At The Age of 17

Prince always made innovation in his music and hardly left anything new in this industry. But the Prince of this picture is very young and inexperienced as his debut was about to come.

1958: Freddie Mercury

He grew into those teeth…and became a legend!

1963: The Beatles

The Beatles released their first album, “Please Please Me,” in the United Kingdom on March 22, 1963. Here, the band is honored on November 18, 1963, for the massive sales of albums “Please Please Me” and “With the Beatles.” 

1980s:  Freddie Mercury Meets Michael Jackson

Two of the best singers of all time – Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson – were very close buddies and often hanged out at the backstage of concerts. This picture shows one of their meetings.

1971: Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland

Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland were the power couple of the 70s. They acted in several movies. Critics often pointed out that such movies were being made because not many people had the potential of acting with Charles Bronson.

1967: The Beach Boys

The American band The Beach Boys formed in 1961 with members Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine. Their music was a unique combination of jazz, rock and roll, and R&B, with hints of classical elements being introduced later on. Despite being relatives and friends, The Beach Boys also had their fair share of fall-outs, leading up to one big one which tore the group apart.

Brian Wilson got an F in his high school Music class for writing what would be The Beach Boys’ first single “Surfin'”. The grade was later changed to an A in 2018 when Wilson was 75. For someone who cannot hear stereo music as he is deaf in one ear (right ear) because his father accidentally knocked him with a wooden plank, Brian Wilson sound balance remarkably strong. He mixes music in mono because his one ear deafness is off-balance when mixing in stereo unless one was directly between the speakers. early accident when his father hit him with a wooden plank.

1964: Model Martha Stewart with a cow

Martha has made her mark in the world of cooking, lifestyle, and home improvement. She was a model before her marriages.

1961: John F. Kennedy and his daughter

JFK is enjoying breakfast with his daughter Caroline. He could have achieved a lot of other things in his presidency. Unfortunately, his life was cut short by a bullet.

1966: Clint Eastwood Looking Handsome

This gentleman was so good-looking, and with his bad boy appearances, he ruled over millions of hearts during the ’60s. The picture shows how Clint was able to pull off any look like the tuxedo with a beard.

1982: Wedding of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne

We could have never imagined Ozzy Osbourne like that. Maybe they are happy because they don’t know about the doomed future of their marital lives.

1981: Eric Clapton, Sting, and Jeff Beck

This shows another “Musical Happy Coincidence” that of the ’80s. Meeting of these legends was a treat for their fans at that time.

1980: Pat Benatar and her band in Los Angeles

Pat Benatar made history when her album became the overnight hit, and she topped the major music charts in the ’80s

The 1980s: The Traveling Wilburys

In the name of a “happy accident,” George Harris arranged this whole thing. Its purpose was to create an exceptional single for the B-Side of his Cloud Nine album.

Iconic Jungle Pam Hardy

With her signature style, typically bar-less, she became an icon of the drag racing in the 1970s. Her style included go-go boots, shorts, and an attractive top which seems to have full headlights were a huge attraction for the Funny Car Track racing crowd.

The 1970s: Melanie Griffith, Cher, and Don Johnson

Don Johnson became the heartthrob of the nation during the ’80s after participating in Miami Vice. This picture shows Don with celebrities like Melanie Griffith and Cher.

1980: John and Dan as “The Blues Brothers”

Naysayers of the Blues Brothers would have underestimated them due to their Bad Boy Books, but they became very successful sketches of SNL. This success leads to a movie in the following years.

Betty White Posing In A Dress to Kill (at the time)

During the 1940s to 1950s, Betty White was a well-known outstanding and attractive celebrity. The modern generation mainly recognizes her from the roles of funny grandma in recent comedy movies.

1970: Barbara Eden in “I Dream of Jeannie”

Barbara Eden transformed the fashion scene at her time. Her iconic looks inspired millions of people. Most of her clothes and fashion accessories were hand-picked by herself.

1960’s: A Triple-Threat Ann Margaret

Ann Margaret became the beautiful face of Hollywood in the 1960s as she possessed remarkable acting, dancing, and singing skills. This picture shows the young Ann when she was at her peak in her career.

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges, one of the most iconic trios of all time, are the ancestors of the physical comedy. The handsomeness of The Three Stooges might surprise everyone.

The 1960s: Actress Diana Rigg – Most Desirable Woman

Game of Thrones popularized the actress Diana Rigg. However, she was extremely popular in the 1960s when she became the only Bond wife, Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo aka Teresa “Tracey” bond in the 1969’s James Bond movie: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and was named the Most Desirable Woman as well.

1959: Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher

These two stars made national headlines as Eddie Fisher cheated on his wife during the shooting of “Suddenly Last Summer.”

1972: The cast of M*A*S*H

Unlike the dark finale of the show, this picture shows the complete cast of M*A*S*H having fun and sharing memorable moments.

Dottie West and Patsy Cline

Many people are not familiar with these singers, but they were the ones who laid the path for future female country artists. They were the first female singers to debut on the country genre.

Tina Louise as “Ginger Grant” Lipstick Scene

This improvised scene of Tina Louise earned her great acclaim and success as it became a fashion staple. Similar scenes were repeated on other movies to pay tribute to Tina Louise’s style and confidence. 

Young John Wayne

John Wayne became famous for his role as a Cowboy. He was one of the hottest actors. Many people don’t know that before becoming an actor, John was a model.

1981: Heather Locklear

America’s darling, Heather Lockhart, worked in a variety of rules on the TV that made her famous. Her role in Dynasty made her a huge star and a household name.

The early years of Saturday Night Live (SNL)

The early cast of the SNL in its initial years. This cast is considered to be one of the best cast of SNL by the majority of the old SNL fans.

1974: Robert Shaw and Bruce the Shark

Even with thousands of shark movies made till now, Jaws remains an iconic movie. In this photo, the Shark of Jaws can be seen. Thankfully, it is not able to harm anyone else!

the 1970s: Farrah Fawcett skateboarding

There was nothing ordinary about Farrah Fawcett, and everything she did was with style and grace even if it was just skateboarding like in this picture.

1979: Desirable Robin Williams

It may seem untrue to many people of this generation, but in the 1960s, Robin Williams was counted among one of the hottest men in Hollywood.

1960’s: Don Adams and Barbara Feldon in getting Smart

Get smart was such a unique and excellent show that not even talented Steve Carell was able to recreate its magic a few years ago. In the picture, we can see the classic leads of the show using their Shoe-phones.

1970: Lynda Carter – The Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter played the powerful role of Wonder Woman in the ’70s and caught some very bad people with her truth lace. Gal Gadot re-energized the celebrated superhero on the big screen in recent years.

The 1960s: Ann Margaret showing her bike skills

Ann Margaret flaunts her bike skills. Some people may know that Ann loved motorcycles a lot and used riding as a stress relief method.

1980: Model and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis was a big name in acting as well as modeling during the ’80s. Her amazing modeling career graced the world with lots of beautiful pictures.

1985: Robert Downey Jr and James Spader

Both of these men have remained to be the heartthrobs since the ’80s. They were on the posters of girls and boys all around the world.

TV’s longest-running Western shows – Gunsmoke (1955-1975) TV’s longest-running

James Arness played Marshal Matt Dillon while Amanda Blake played Miss Kitty Russell on Gunsmoke. Gunsmoke proved that it wasn’t only Clint Eastwood movies that could become successful. It ran for a period of 20 years from 1955 to 1975 with constant success.

1973: Al Pacino in “Serpico”

Modern generation may view Al Pacino as a perfect grandfather, but in the 70’s he stole the hearts of many people with his charming looks and good acting.

1977: Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill

Every generator knows these three massively popular people. However, seeing them be so much young from this picture taken in the break room might be a strange experience for some people.

1965: Oscar-Winning Actress Sally Field on the set of Gidget

Sally Filed worked on various sitcoms like the Gidget in the ’60s. She went on to become a popular and an Oscar-winning actress in later years. 

1978: Joyce Dewitt on Battle of the Network Stars

Battle of the Network Stars was a fan-favorite show in which selected starts from three major networks competed on numerous sports events. Here Joyce Dewitt and her team are shown.

1953: Wedding of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

A pose like this radiates confidence, grace, and the assurance of having a great legacy. Jackie Bouvier certainly became a big name in the history of first ladies in the White House.

1963: Gorgeous and smart Sophia Loren

No matter how you observed Sophia Loren, she always looked gorgeous. She was famous for her smartness and humor, which helped her to become an icon and a legend in Hollywood.

Humble superstar Barbara Eden!

Barbara Eden had to go through an intense struggling period before landing her breakthrough role as Jeanine. Though she always remained humbled like in this picture.

1979: Disco Inferno Maureen McCormick and Patrick Swayze

So many good looks are distracting in this picture. Patrick Swayze is the highlight of this picture.

The 1950s: Sophia Loren takes a peek at Jayne’s Gown

This is one of the most infamous photos of the ’50s, which was heavily criticized that even Loren had to apologize publicly. Jayne Mansfield did not care about the controversy at all and became one of her best friends.

1973: Melanie Griffith with boyfriend Don Johnson

The beautiful faces of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson are repeated on this list because their personalities were defined by their look. This photo could be a modern marketing tool.

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