I got to thinking about the 1960’s yesterday and what a decade it was. I was a kid but I remember watching it all with my eyes wide open. It was a era of such complex events, both cultural and political, that the discord became woven into the fabric of everyday life. You had to think about what was going on and you had to form an opinion. Eventually, the disharmonious dialogue changed the world. There was such division, such turmoil, it was a time of US against THEM. Between the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, protests were a daily occurrence that were broadcast into our homes from all over the world. Outrage and change seemed to be the words of the decade. While it is true that peace and love were an underlying message, change, anger and outrage ruled the day. That outrage and change spilled over into fashion, music, advertising and even our way of thinking. Our American president had been shot and his widow ended up marrying one of the richest, “foreign” men in the world. Four British boys playing loud electric guitars were the toast of the globe. Anything was possible, our way of thinking and living had been changed forever.
The Civil Rights march on Washington
Photo courtesy of AP.
Joan Baez and Bob Dylan
Twiggy, in a newspaper dress
Audrey Hepburn as Miss Holly Golightly
Brigitte Bardot, arguably one of the most beautiful woman in the world at the time.
The Fab Four
Jackie O. and her kids
What do you remember?