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Kwanzaa: A Groovy New Holiday

December 18, 2018

Kwanzaa celebration in 2013. (David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images) The groovy sixties gave us a new holiday to celebrate during the winter holiday season, in a lieu of or in additi...

Groovy Prom Songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s

December 7, 2018

High school proms are and have been an exciting American tradition for many high school students. Typically, proms are exclusively for upper class-men and have historically...

Candy Loving Then And Now: Whatever Happened To Playboy...

December 5, 2018

For many men of a certain age, the name "Candy Loving" brings back a rush memories from 1979: big hair, short shorts, a certain rabbit-head logo, and the "girl ne...

How Legionnaires Disease Got Its Name– Nothing Groovy A...

December 5, 2018

Legionnaires Disease was officially diagnosed and named after a fateful American Legion Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1976. There were 4,500 A...

Death Of A Door-To-Door Salesman

December 2, 2018

Arthur Miller’s 1949 play, Death of a Salesman, tells the story of Willy Loman, a traveling salesman who believes that one only needs to be well-liked to be successful. And that might ...

The GREAT Sears Catalog Controversy of 1975

November 26, 2018

The fall/winter Sears catalog from 1957. (Photo by Annie Wells/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) In the late 1800s, the Sears, Roebuck And Company retailer began selling it...

Groovy Era Airline Stewardesses Provided Service with a...

November 12, 2018

The Wright Brothers, Wilbur and Orville, brought the concept of air travel to the forefront with their invention of the airplane in 1903.  The original airpla...

Motorcycles from the Groovy '70s

November 9, 2018

1970 Harley Davidson Electra-GlideThe 1970s was a decade that had a little bit of everything. There was the epic energy crisis that left everyone waiting in long lines to buy gasoline ...

Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Folk Music Revival of the 19...

November 8, 2018

Singer Buffy Sainte-Marie performs during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass at Golden Gate Park on October 2, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelso...

Beanbag Chairs were Legit Furniture in the Groovy Era!

November 7, 2018

Beanbag Chairs! When we think of furniture from the groovy era, beanbag chairs immediately come to mind. These casual furniture icons came on the scene in the lat...

Retro Fragrances from the Groovy Era

November 4, 2018

The '60s and '70s were some really wild and crazy years. Social norms and behaviors were changing and so was fashion. As popular as fashion always was and continues to be, the outf...

Conspiracy Theories of the '60s and '70s

November 3, 2018

In his 1997 movie, Conspiracy Theory, Mel Gibson played a conspiracy theorist whose life becomes endangered when one of his theories turns out to be true. But conspiracy theor...

If You Were Born in the GROOVY era then you will rememb...

November 1, 2018

Diverse First Grade Classroom ST. LOUIS-03/17/67- A junior United Nations is present in the classes of Frazier School, Brentwood, Mo. where seventeen countries ...

Freebies from the Groovy Era – Definitely a “Thing” of ...

October 29, 2018

The '60s and '70s weren’t called the groovy era for nothing! Although it is an era remembered for being a time of social unrest in the United States, th...

Remember New Math?

October 26, 2018

High School students in the 1970s working on an algebra problem. (Photo by Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty Images) When the Russians launched Sputnik into orbit in the closing years of the 1950s,...

Common Practices From the Groovy Era That Would NEVER “...

October 22, 2018

According to American society’s standards of today, if you were born during or before the groovy era, you just might be lucky to be alive! The rite of pass...

Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Colonel

October 14, 2018

Some of the best tasting fried chicken comes from the recipe of the Colonel, who is the master chef behind Kentucky Fried Chicken.The Colonel, Harland David Sanders, who is behi...

Civil Rights Sit-Ins

October 10, 2018

If you remember anything about the groovy era, you must surely remember the civil rights movement. The civil rights movement began with racial equality in mind and eventually culminated into an “...

Memorable Nuggets From 1961

September 29, 2018

Harpo Marx surprising someone on the comedy television show 'Candid Camera', May 1961. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) Some of the highlights from 1961 brought us some hilarious t...

You Won’t Believe These College Dorm Rooms of the 1960s

September 25, 2018

Pupils from St Trinian's all-girl school go wild at a pajama party in their school dormitory on December 9, 1965. (Photo by Larry Harry/Express/Getty Images) Co...

Connie Chung’s Interviews Range from Soft to Combative ...

September 3, 2018

Connie Chung attends New York Women's Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration at Alice Tully Hall on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawi...

Legionnaires’ Disease Caused Widespread Panic

August 30, 2018

In the summer of 1976, amid news coverage of America’s Bicentennial celebrations, headlines across the country announced that a mysterious illness has swept through an A...

How to Identify a Groovy Stoner from Back in the Day!

August 3, 2018

Woman Smoking Marijuana A hippie woman lights up a marijuana joint in Golden Gate Park. (Photo by © Ted Streshinsky/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) The countercultu...

Top Jobs in the 1970s: Working 9 to 5

August 2, 2018

Pictured: (l-r) Dena Dietrich as Wife, Doris Roberts as Waitress, James Coco as Husband in 'The Greasy Diner' -- (Photo by: Art Selby & Al Levine/Getty Images) Although unemploymen...

1960s Fallout Shelters: Safety Begins at Home

July 19, 2018

Cold War tensions were high at the start of the 1960s and most Americans felt as though a nuclear attack on U.S. soil was imminent. Powerless to stop the super-powers from...

What was the cost of First-Class Postage Stamps in the ...

July 17, 2018

Close-up of a 10-cent US postage stamp (designed by Paul Calle) that commemorates the Apollo 11 moon landing (which occurred on July 20, 1969) and was first iss...

Random Pictures from the 60s

July 16, 2018

The '60s was a time of many historic events in the United States. Many of these changes were of a social and political nature. Most of these changes reshaped the way we lived our lives.Asi...

Trippy Photos From The 60s Of Psychedelic Everything

July 4, 2018

The groovy era was a time of cultural change, to say the least. The counterculture generation was all about new ideas, tolerance and, yes… bucking the system! That ...

Killer Bees: 1970s Fear-Mongering or Legitimate Threat?

July 3, 2018

A Colony Of Honey Bees Pictures In Piru, California March 27, 1999. Africanized Colonies Have Been Found As Far North As Ventura County. The Queen Is The Larger Be...

Dodge Rolled Out These Game Changing Models in 1970

June 27, 2018

Dodge Coronet Hemi RT 1970 Dodge Coronet Hemi RT 1970. By Simon Clay. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images) Dodge is one of those all-time fav...

Yeah, People Really Celebrated their Independence in th...

June 26, 2018

Characters from Season 12 of the daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives, celebrating the 4th of July. (Photo by: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) ...

Men’s Shorts Styles of the 70s

June 14, 2018

Women’s shorts weren’t the only thing going short-short in the 1970s. Men were showing a lot more thigh, too. It seems that the overall style of the decade was skimpy…for both men and ...

Incredible Engagement Photos from the '70s

June 8, 2018

Happy couples in the 1970s were eager to share the news of their upcoming nuptials with family, friends, and neighbors. Typically during the seventies, engagements were annou...

Sexy Boudoir Photos from the '70s

June 6, 2018

The nude, or nearly nude, female body has been a popular subject of photography since as early as the 1800's. Early on, the pin-up girl has been very desirable to male audiences and t...

1960s Cheerleaders: Rah! Rah! Rah!

June 5, 2018

ATHENS, GA - CIRCA 1960: Cheerleaders of the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team perform at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by University of Georgia/Collegiate Imag...

Totally Awkward Family Photos from the '70s

June 4, 2018

1970’s MOTHER FATHER AND SONS BY CHRISTMAS TREE (photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/GettyImages) What in the world were we thinking? The '70s was a time of pushing t...

Rare Walmart Photos From The 70s

May 30, 2018

No one could have envisioned how much Walmart stores have changed since the 1970s, not even the store’s famous founder, Sam Walton. The growth of the mega-chain was spurred on by Walto...

Scary Crime Scene Photos from the 70s

May 29, 2018

For some reasons, people are drawn and seem to gawk at dramatic, unpleasant and often gruesome sights; similar to the proverbial train wreck. Otherwise, why would police need to ...

Do You Remember, Tang, the Groovy Drink Mix of the Amer...

May 22, 2018

American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin E. Aldrin Jr) set up an American flag on the surface of the moon during NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mi...

U.S. Presidents that Served in the White House During t...

May 9, 2018

United States Presidents of the '60s and '70s were among a demographic of men that were young enough to grasp the concept of change but old enough to implemen...

San Francisco Psychedelic Rock

April 9, 2018

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - 2013/03/30: Haight-Ashbury is a district of San Francisco named for the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets. It is also called The Haight. (Photo by John...

We all wish our parents bought us these valuable vintag...

April 6, 2018

For years and years kids have loved their toys. Very early children’s toys were made of metal or wood and were heavy and clunky. Many toys were homemade inc...

Classic Cars from the 1950s

April 3, 2018

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 22: 1957 Chevy - Plymouth Belvedere - Ford Fairlane 500 Comparison Road Test performed and shot in Lancaster, and the desert north of Los Angeles, California. (Photo b...

Groovy Cars from the 1960s

March 28, 2018

UNITED STATES - JUNE 03: Lions Drag Strip - 1966. Tom Sturm's '4 Chevy Lovers' Chevrolet Chevelle smokes the tires as he leaves the starting line, as seen from behind. (Photo by Bud Lang/The E...

Horror Movie Filming Locations from 1960's and 1970's

March 12, 2018

Horror movies in the 1960’s and 1970’s were considered groundbreaking in terms of storyline, guts and gore and filling audiences with sheer terror. The fact that ...

Why did Buzz Aldrin Punch Bart Sibrel?

March 7, 2018

Pushing The Boundaries Lunar Module pilot Edwin E. Aldrin Jr on board the Lunar Module during the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, 20th July 1969. (Photo by Neil Armstrong/Space Fr...

Woodstock 1969 Photos

February 18, 2018

Woodstock, the iconic festival that rocked New York, took place the weekend of August 15-18, 1969. Unsurprisingly, it remains the most famous music festival in rock 'n' roll history. It was marketed ...

Classic Studio 54 Photos From The Vault!

February 17, 2018

Studio 54, arguably the most famous club in the world, was located in New York City on, you guessed it, 54th street. It first opened its doors on April 16th, 1977 and stayed open f...

May 31, 2005 - The Day the World Learned the Identity o...

February 1, 2018

8/8/1974-Washington, DC- Newspaper headlines being read by tourists in front of the White House tell of history in the making. It is said to be imminent that Pr...

There is Just Something about a “Bike!”

January 31, 2018

Hells Angels On The Road Members of the Hells Angel motorcycle club ride together towards Bakersfield, California, 1965. (Photo by Bill Ray/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty I...

TOP 100 FEMALE SOLO SINGERS OF THE '50S AND '60S

January 30, 2018

Circa 1955: American singer and actor Rosemary Clooney (1928 - 2002) sings and dances in a ballroom or on a stage, accompanied by a pianist and a band. (Photo by Hulton A...

The Thrill Of Going To The Penny Candy Store!

January 29, 2018

Child buying sweets at shop counter 9th April 1962. (Photo by Daily Herald/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images) Walking to the local candy store as a kid was such a thrill...

Bruce Jenner - When He Was a Man…

January 26, 2018

Bruce Jenner Holding His Gold Medal (Original Caption) USA's Bruce Jenner, San Jose, CA., displays the gold medal he won in the Olympic decathlon here 7/30. Jenner was one of the mos...

1968 Corvette (C3)

January 24, 2018

1968 Chevrolet Preview - Corvette...UNITED STATES - JULY 24: 1968 Chevrolet Preview - Corvette (Photo by Bob D'Olivo/The Enthusiast Network/Getty Images) Guys and their cars… it is a relationship tha...

TV Dinners… A Modern Convenience

January 23, 2018

Woman Choosing TV Dinner from Freezer: A woman examines a TV dinner box she has taken from the freezer. (Photo by William Gottlieb/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) When TV dinners came...

“Junk Food Junkie,” by Larry Groce

January 22, 2018

Woman Eating Junk Food (Original Caption) Jessica Musumeci eats the food that she likes. (Photo by mark peterson/Corbis via Getty Images) Nutrition is not a new concept and has, i...

A Stroll Down 1960s Memory Lane

January 19, 2018

Golden Gate Park SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY, 1969: A young couple holds a picnic basket while walking through Golden Gate Park circa February, 1969 in San Francisco, California. (Photo ...

“The Graduate” A Coming of Age Movie, Like No Other!

January 18, 2018

American actor Dustin Hoffman looks down at the leg of actor Anne Bancroft, as Mrs. Robinson, in a still from director Mike Nichols's film, 'The Graduate.' (Photo...

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – From the beginning ...

January 9, 2018

Sports Illustrated magazine has long been the largest circulating sports magazine in the United States, with millions of people subscribing each year, not t...

Remember When Smoking Was Sexy?

January 4, 2018

'Hit Parade' Cigarettes Billboard (Photo by Robert Landau/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) For years and years, smoking cigarettes was overly sensationalized. Smoking was considered ...

The Grandeur of the Playboy Mansion

January 4, 2018

The Playboy Mansion, also known as, Mansion West, and formerly owned by the late, founder of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner, is located in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California. It ha...

Words of Wisdom – If you have parents, you have probabl...

December 27, 2017

Family Meal Mother, father and two children enjoy meal outside circa 1950's. (Photo by FPG/Getty Images) Do you remember when your parents had all the answer...

The Brady Bunch: Little Known Facts About the Iconic Fa...

December 26, 2017

One of the first television shows to portray a blended family, The Brady Bunch, is a beloved classic television show today. This series showed us a picture-pe...

OLD FASHIONED Telephones

December 13, 2017

Nowadays, most people, both young and old, know what SMART phones are. Interestingly enough, at one time, phones, in general, were considered to be cutting edge and sophisticated.The invention...

Hemp/Cannabis … Why Not?

December 12, 2017

Indian hemp / Cannabis plant (Cannabis indica / Cannabis sativa) growing on plantation for medicinal purposes or as drug. (Photo by: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images) “HEMP”Noun:1. Also called In...

The Vinyl We Grew Up Listening to is Back, Baby!

December 11, 2017

People are obviously diverse in countless ways. We all come from different cultures and ways of life, but there is a common thread that unites us. That being music. ...

Public School Air Raid Drills – Do You Remember?

December 3, 2017

Students at a Brooklyn middle school have a 'duck and cover' practice drill in preparation for a nuclear attack; silver print, 1962. From the New York World-Telegram ar...

A Guy and His Car ... It's a Beautiful Thing!

November 21, 2017

It goes without saying that a guy’s first (true) love is probably his car. That being said, the car may come only after his first dog and possibly, his mother (or so she ...

Rare Photos Of The Most Fascinating People Of Our Past

November 19, 2017

Thinking back to simpler days is comforting. The majority of the new 'pop icons' of today are pretty lackluster when compared to those of yesterday. The cultural inno...

“Hippie Anthems” – The Music We Grew Up To!

November 17, 2017

During the 1960’s and 1970’s, America’s young people were fed up with all of the ugly, political violence. They were in search of a more accepting, loving and peaceful...

“I Love You, Alice B. Toklas” – Marijuana Brownie Queen...

November 15, 2017

Leigh Taylor-Young flashing finger signs as Peter Sellers smiles in a scene from the film 'I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!', 1968. (Photo by Warner Brothers-...

The Gas Shortage of the 1970’s - Oh, The Madness!

November 14, 2017

UNITED STATES - MAY 06: Paul Pierson with signs during New Jersey gas shortage. (Photo by Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) I was in elementary sc...

Evolution Of The Daytime Soap Opera

November 4, 2017

Originally, television programming was mostly conservative. Programs mimicked the likes of radio melodramas that were so very popular. Early on in the history of television broadcas...

“The Mod Squad," Cool Cops!

November 3, 2017

The Mod Squad was a crime/drama television series that ran from 1968 to 1973. At the time, the show pushed the limits on what we, as a society, were willing to accept and buy into. Amer...

Is it True What They Say About Puff, the Magic Dragon?

November 2, 2017

For as long as I can remember, there has been a debate about the true meaning of the words to the song, “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” and the story behind it. Folk m...

The Strangest Trade In Baseball History - Wife Swap?

November 1, 2017

Although you may or may not have heard of wife swapping; also known as “swinging,” I am going to go out on a limb and say that you probably have. Make no mistake th...

Groovy Photos You've Never Seen Before

October 30, 2017

It’s once again time to take a peek into the old Groovy History archives and when you see what we have collected here you’ll be full of nostalgia in no time. Old school toys, long ou...

Live From New York, It's Saturday Night!

October 23, 2017

Saturday Night Live, a sketch comedy/variety show, first aired in 1975. The show was the brainchild of genius producer, Lorne Michaels, and was originally titled, NBC’s Saturd...

Rare Moments In Time Never To Be Forgotten 

October 19, 2017

There are just some moments in history that should never be forgotten: The ones that impart the most wisdom, the ones that remind us to express gratitude, make us laugh the har...

Beach Beauties of the 60's

October 18, 2017

The girls of summer back in the 60’s, images of Annette frolicking with Frankie or Gidget on her surfboard. Southern California was the place to be in the 60’s, with Beach Boys tunes blaring...