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PostSubject: The Sixties   Fri May 24, 2013 12:58 pm

For anyone who would like a bit of nostalgia;

http://www.sixtiescity.com/index.shtm
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Fri May 24, 2013 2:51 pm

The original 4 Yorkshiremen sketch;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Fri May 24, 2013 5:23 pm





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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Fri May 24, 2013 5:56 pm









I could go on here forever, Trike.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Sat May 25, 2013 10:50 am

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I could go on here forever, Trike.

Please do so ID.

Here's one;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Mon May 27, 2013 10:08 am

Harold McMillan's "Wind of Change" speech from 3rd February 1960;



and Bondmania from the mid 60s

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Mon May 27, 2013 11:07 am

Two of the most famous speeches from the 60s, JFK's "Ich bin ein Berliner" and Martin Luther King's "I have a dream";



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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Mon May 27, 2013 2:00 pm

Missed Meles' birthday, so will post his favourite theme tune ;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Tue May 28, 2013 9:02 am

12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Tue May 28, 2013 2:09 pm

A couple of the sporting headlines from the 60s;





1966???? did something happen in 1966?
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Tue May 28, 2013 2:11 pm

Early motorway driving;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 3:37 am

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I could go on here forever, Trike.

Please do so ID.

Here's one;

Dr. Who is a series I've so far only heard of and yet never seen.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 12:13 pm

Never seen an episode of Dr Who, Nielsen?

But I bet you've seen this;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 1:19 pm

I may have seen that piccature previously, Trike, but Dr. Who was not shown at our national one-channel tv back then, later on I don't know?
For several years I didn't value time spent in front of a screen as valuable, so many an icon refers to something/-one unknown to me.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 1:59 pm

Dr Who is now approaching it's 50th anniversary, Nielsen and still has a large following here in the UK, new episodes are still being made. "One Million Years BC" was made by Hammer Films, more famous for their Dracula (Christopher Lee) films, another 60s icon.

The Jet Set in the 60s

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 2:40 pm

Nielsen - lock yourself in the toilet, rock frantically from side to side and wave a screwdriver in the air while you're at it. Then you too can be Doctor Who as he yet again foils a fiendish Dalek plot to destroy the earth in his Tardis.

Least that's what we used to do.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 2:56 pm

Oh the mammaries ...

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 3:57 pm

And the contortions needed



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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 4:06 pm

But this is all the corny stuff. Let's have some decent 60s music!







All a bit noisy for me now, but back then Clapton could do no wrong.


And this must be one of the most famous love songs of all time. "Layla" was released in 1971, so it's a couple of years too late for the 60s, I suppose, but the 60s didn't actually end until 1973!



Here's the girl it was written about, Pattie Boyd. She was the one (and Marianne Faithfull) we all wanted to look like. But by the end of the 60s Faithfull's life had turned to tragedy - Jagger and heroin were a pretty lethal combination.



Pattie Boyd




Marianne Faithfull


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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 4:13 pm

Or this, first released in 1967:

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 4:24 pm

Mary Quant



Twiggy



Jean Shrimpton



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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 4:30 pm



Speed, black coffee and cottage cheese here we come! Yes, it was fun being a hunger artist.

Women's Lib., the Pill and the relentless pursuit of thinness.


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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 4:47 pm

Bugger the caption said Mary Quant! Hang on while I find another.

In the meantime, Let's Twist Again from 1961

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 5:09 pm

A Decade to Remember, The Sixties pt I



Pt II

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 5:10 pm

This song haunts me still - the Simon and Garfunkel version was released in 1966. But I remember it from a film I saw around 1969 - the terrifying "Witchfinder General." It was used for the soundtrack.




PS Deleted "Astral Weeks" as it wouldn't play.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 7:15 pm

Ah now Temp, on that one we are I think, in accord.

It haunts me too ... and I still find myself singing it from time to time.

We performed it once during a school concert (I say "we" but it was the choir that performed it, I was in the orchestra pit), but nevertheless I agree, it does have a rather haunting personality.

.... But I've never discovered whether it was really traditional or not.

EDIT : And by the way I loved your quote from Wordsworth (I knew I knew it - but I admit I had to look it up to find the author), though such sentiments are not exclusive to the 1960's ... indeed Wordsworth was writing in the 1800's, wasn't he? But then I guess good poetry is probably fairly timeless, no?
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 7:53 pm

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EDIT : And by the way I loved your quote from Wordsworth (I knew I knew it - but I admit I had to look it up to find the author) I'm certain that's not just for the 1960's though. Indeed Wordsworth himself was writing in the 1800's or so, wasn't he? But then I guess good poetry should be timeless.

Oh - I deleted it, MM, for fear of being an Eng. Lit. bore . But I shall put it back at once. Here it is:

"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,
But to be young was very heaven..."

But you're right, being young was what made it all so special... I never thought I'd find "Wheels of Fire" or "Disraeli Gears" a bit tedious, but I must admit that those old Cream tracks (haven't heard them for ages) are now far too manic for me. Music's got to be sad and subtle these days! Alas, we are not what we were. Oh no, I think I can feel a Tennyson quotation coming on. Will shut up at once.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 7:59 pm

And then there's this one too, first broadcast in 1967:

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed May 29, 2013 10:23 pm

5th October, 1969.

The very first Monty Python! Please note Richard III is mentioned: he got 293points and the comment, "A grand death, lad!". Take it away, Genghis!



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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 5:46 am

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Music's got to be sad and subtle these days! Alas,

No way, I'll be going to my grave rocking.

1968 was memorable for the formation of two great bands, and unlike much of other 60s music, are still listened to by the youth of today. Unfortunately couldn't find earlier footage for the first one, but 1970 is close enough.

Black Sabbath


Led Zeppelin

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 7:48 am

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No way I'll be going to my grave rocking.




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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 8:12 am

1966 - Cliff Richard "becomes a Christian" and the Anglican church in the West immediately goes into terminal decline. He succeeds where Nero failed.

Do not let this dreadful man near your house plants (but give 'em all the Black Sabbath and Baby Bio they can take):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2311386/Study-Plants-listened-Black-Sabbath-best-flowers-listened-Cliff-Richard-died.html
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 9:50 am

This thread has fairly taken off.........fab.

Temp, Scarborough Fair was definitely on "The Graduate" soundtrack."Witchfinder General" has very similar piece;



Unlike the Hammer films, WFG did not use any supernatural elements in the story, but was based on real events.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 10:05 am

Rowan and Martin;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 10:20 am

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, did it mean LSD or was it coincidence?



I was tempted to post the William Shatner version, but no-one would ever speak to me again if I did.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 10:50 am

For all our gardening fans, the first song to be played on Radio One,

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 10:51 am

Shatner wasn't a patch on his colleague anyway ...

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 11:56 am

The two heroes made their first appearance on BBC on July 12th, 1969 just a few days before the first moon landing.



I can't remember if Sulu and Chechov were in the first episodes.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 1:52 pm

Not the entire crew was always so impressed ...

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 3:42 pm

It was not just the women who needed liberating. The Wolfenden Report came out in September, 1957. Ten years later...

1967 Sexual Offences Act in England and Wales decriminalises homosexual acts between two men over 21 years and in private.

"For most people the Sixties was a time of sexual awakening and experimentation. But it wasn't until 1967 that gay and bisexual men could share that freedom. On the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, we revisit the appallingly repressive atmosphere of the Fifties and Sixties that ruined lives, destroyed reputations and finally sparked a campaign for change."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2007/jun/24/communities.gayrights


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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 3:44 pm

Bewitched first aired in 1964



Followed closely by I Dream of Jeanie in 1965

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 4:02 pm



EDIT: Oh sorry, just checked - this picture is actually from 1979! But the idea had started a decade before.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu May 30, 2013 5:44 pm

Pictures of two famous Hollywood girls - one from 1970, the other from 1962. What a difference eight years can make - although Hanoi Jane was not quite as strong and liberated as she would have had us all believe. But then, were any of us women during the 60s and 70s? Things didn't change overnight, for women or for gay men.











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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Fri May 31, 2013 5:33 am

Cat Stevens loving his dog in 1967.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Fri May 31, 2013 9:27 am

The 60s was the era of the protest song. Here is on of the best;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:09 pm

The song which became the anthem for the summer of 1967;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:38 pm

Who can forget Steptoe and Son...



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