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Men’s Facial Hair Fads From the 1960’s and 1970’s

December 8, 2017

Mike Nesmith circa 1968: Mike Nesmith, a guitarist with the manufactured American pop group The Monkees, displays his fashionable sideburns. (Photo by Hulton Archi...

PET ROCK – Did you have one?

December 5, 2017

Have you ever admired a novelty and asked yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Gary Dahl, the inventor of the famous PET ROCK, may have said that too, at one point. The difference i...

Gidget, The Original Surfer Girl!

November 27, 2017

Sandra Dee In 'Gidget' Sandra Dee surrounded by adoring men on beach in a scene from the film 'Gidget', 1959. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images) Sandra Dee captivated audiences,...

Woodstock … Behind the Scenes of 3 Days of Beautiful Pe...

November 23, 2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1969: Large crowd of people, including people sitting on top of cars & busses, during the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. (Photo ...

The Original Dating Game – A Classic Game Show!

November 15, 2017

Chuck Barris was a game show genius. He was thought to have a “dangerous mind,” especially when it came to game shows. He was very creative and was known to be an ente...

How the Dating Scene Has Changed Over the Years!

November 10, 2017

In the early part of the 20th Century, when a boy was interested in a young lady, he would approach her parents and ask for their blessing. If he was able to get approv...

"Easy Rider"

November 8, 2017

“Easy Rider” was a classic biker movie that came out in 1969. If you were a young person during this era, you probably remember it well. The movie’s target audience was the young, counterculture, hippie...

Atari’s Pong – The Pioneer of Video Games!

November 6, 2017

In this day and age, you would be hard-pressed to find a child, or even adult for that matter, that was not familiar with the concept of video games. What we know as vid...

Carrie Fisher And The Dirty Name She Used To Describe H...

November 1, 2017

Actress, Carrie Fisher, is probably best known for portraying the beautiful space Princess Leia on the epic, science fiction blockbuster, Star Wars. If you re...

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...

The Now 'Retro' Games Kids Used To Play In The 60's & 7...

October 11, 2017

Once upon a time kids used to play outside, they went out in the morning and came in when the street lights or porch light came on. Before computers, X-Boxes ...

Burn That Bra!

October 5, 2017

During the 1960’s the Civil Rights Movement was in full force in the United States. Unless you were living under a rock somewhere, it was hard not to be exposed to the issues surrounding the need for e...

National Lampoon’s Animal House

October 2, 2017

National Lampoon’s Animal House was an epic comedy movie released in 1978 by Universal Pictures. The movie was a spinoff of the antics written about in the iconic National Lampoon ma...

Freddie Prinze - Chico and the Man

September 29, 2017

Television sitcom, Chico and the Man, created by James Komak, first aired on NBC in 1974 and ran for 4 seasons. Actor, Freddie Prinze (Frederick Karl Pruetzel), was cast as Chico R...

It's A Family Affair

September 29, 2017

In 1966, the sitcom Family Affair won the hearts of TV viewers when three cute orphaned children from Indiana come to live with their well-to-do Uncle Bill and his British butler, Mr. French, in M...

Dazed and Confused… Cheech & Chong!

September 28, 2017

In 1967 at the age of 21, after graduating from California State University with a writing degree, and during the uproar surrounding the Vietnam War, Richard “Cheech” Marin, fled ...

Reflections of the Door to Door Salesman

September 27, 2017

Do you ever find yourself sitting at home, needing or wanting something but don’t feel like going out? How about the disappointment of waking up on Monday morning to find that...

“I am the GREATEST!” Muhammad Ali

September 27, 2017

Boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, was born, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in 1942. Throughout his spectacular career, Ali boxed under the names of Cassius Clay, Cassius X and finally, ...

Women Flipped For The Flip Hairdo In The 60's!

September 26, 2017

Iconic hairdos--who will ever forget Dorothy Hamill’s wedge hairstyle in the 70’s or Farrah Fawcett’s feathered-winged ‘do, and “The Rachel” haircut from ‘Friends’ that w...

I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher!

September 26, 2017

Sonny & Cher were a dynamic, POP, husband and wife duo that took the entertainment world, not only by surprise, but also by storm during the 1960’s & 1970’s. Salvatore Bono (Sonny) m...

Did The Weight Loss Fads of the 1960’s & 1970’s Work? F...

September 25, 2017

It’s no secret that among other things, Americans have been obsessed with weight loss for a long time. Ideally, the motivation for most of us is that we ...

Yabba Dabba Doo, Meet The Flintstones!

September 25, 2017

Back in September of 1960, The Flintstones premiered on primetime TV as the first animated sitcom by the team of Hanna-Barbera. This cartoon was almost called, “The Flagstones” b...

Charlie's Angels, The Curvy Crime Fighting Trio!

September 22, 2017

Charlie’s Angels was a crime/drama television series that first aired in September 1976. The show was created by Ivan Goff & Ben Roberts and was produced by the well-k...

The Old and New Adventures of Wonder Woman

September 22, 2017

Wonder Woman made the leap from DC Comics to television in 1975, starring Lynda Carter (who was Miss World America 1972) as the Amazon super heroine for three seasons. With h...

Baby You Can Drive My Muscle Car

September 21, 2017

What comes to mind when you hear the term, ‘muscle car’? Vehicles associated with speed, big engines and the car everyone has to look at twice or more with envy and admiration.In the e...

Jiggle TV – “If you’ve got it, flaunt it!”

September 20, 2017

“Jiggle, or T&A, TV, as it has also been called, refers to the marvel of scantily clad women depicted, in television sitcoms, who capitalize on their curvy, physical ...

Hey Hey, It's The Monkees!

September 20, 2017

With the success of The Beatles came an idea for a sitcom about four comedic musicians ala Three Stooges-style and their adventures. “The Monkees” premiered in 1966 and was on TV until 1968....

“Don’t look, Ethel!” Do You Remember, STREAKING?

September 19, 2017

Those of you who remember the spectacle of streaking, remember that it was widely recognized, in the 1960’s and 1970’s, as the act of a person running nude throug...

Free Love – Get on the Love Train!

September 18, 2017

When remembering the counterculture of the 1960’s and 1970’s, many things come to mind. First and foremost, was the mindset among the hippy population who was actively seeking to ...

What happened to the Variety Shows of the 60's and 70's...

September 15, 2017

Back in the 60’s and 70’s almost every well-known celebrity had their own variety show. They were goofy, groovy and sometimes great! With comedy, music acts, ...

Fab Fashion Fads of the ‘70’s!

September 15, 2017

Have you ever heard the saying, “Life is about change”? Well, life isn’t the only thing that changes; so, does fashion. The concept of fashion has been around as long as people hav...

Let's Go To a Drive-In Movie!

September 14, 2017

Who remembers going to drive-in movies when you were a kid? I remember going a few times in my youth with my parents, we went to see “Smokey and the Bandit” on one outing. There was somet...

One Of These Days These Boots Are Gonna Walk All Over Y...

September 14, 2017

Nancy Sinatra captured our attention back in the 1960’s when she came out with her hit song, “These Boots Are Made For Walking” and wore her boots with little...

One Hit Wonders of the 1960’s

September 13, 2017

Have you ever wondered about what became of all of those true one-hit wonders? One-hit wonder, meaning artists who had a song go to #1 on the Billboard pop charts and then disappeared into ...

Life Before Cell Phones

September 12, 2017

If you remember life before cell phones and electronics, you probably possess the ability to entertain yourself (if necessary) and relate to what you are about to read. Prior to society being ...

School’s In! Reminiscences From The Good Old Days

September 12, 2017

Summer always seemed to come to an end with the local fair or carnival and it was unheard of to go back to school before Labor Day. Strangely enough, anticipation o...

Bewitching Facts About Bewitched

September 11, 2017

Here are some bewitching facts about “Bewitched”:Sol Saks, who created the series Bewitched, admitted in several interviews that his script for the pilot episode was inspired by the fi...

Can You Dig it?

September 11, 2017

“Don’t have a cow!” That was a gas!” “Here comes the fuzz!” If you understand the meaning of these statements, chances are pretty good that you are a hip product of the 1960’s – 1970’s culture or co...

Raquel Welch - International Sex Symbol

September 8, 2017

Jo Raquel Tejada aka Raquel Welch was born on September 5, 1940 to Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo and Josephine Sarah Hall. Her father was of Bolivian descent while her mother’s ...

The Beatles Record-breaking American TV Debut

September 8, 2017

Who remembers turning on the TV back on February 9, 1964 and witnessing history? It was a Sunday afternoon like any other, but on this particular day a young British rock ...

Come on Get Happy!

September 8, 2017

Who doesn’t remember the iconic 1970’s television sitcom, The Partridge Family? The hit show first aired in 1970 and ran through early 1974. It was a show about a widowed mother raising 5 children ...

Rare Photos You'll Never Find In History Books

April 9, 2017

The history books tend to leave out a lot of pictures. Particularly ones like what we're about to show you in this gallery. They capture moments with some of the most iconic ...

Hippies vs Hipsters: Aren't They The Same Thing? 

March 30, 2017

Hippies and Hipsters. These terms are used to describe a way of life of people; to label them. They sound similar and are somewhat related, so they are often used int...

Entertaining Historical Images From The Groovy Era

February 24, 2017

Many times when looking at history we can get bored by the constant memorization of facts and repetition of important dates. In this aspect, rarely do we ever find histor...

TV Dinners' Rad History

December 22, 2016

The overabundance of frozen food we have access to now can be a bit daunting, but the freezer aisle in grocery stories was not always as filled as it is today. Everything changed after Swanson form...

The Lingo Of The Groovy Era That Drove Your Parents And...

December 17, 2016

Sometimes it is hard to stop, look back, and see how much things can change in just a few years. Language in particular seems to be an amorphous liquid; it is alw...

Did These Predictions Of The Future From The Groovy Era...

November 29, 2016

Every generation dreams of the wonders of the future. Sometimes they envision something wacky and impossible, other times their dreams of tomorrow actually come t...

Why The Karate Kid Movie Just Never Gets Old

November 29, 2016

It's been almost 33 years since The Karate Kid hit the box office (yes it has really been that long). With an Oscar and a Golden Globe nomination it's no wonder why this movie ...

The Best Kung Fu Movies Of All Time

November 29, 2016

I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that the 70s produced the best kung fu movies of all time. After all, Bruce Lee movies were debuting during this time. The year was 1972 a...

How The Invention Of The Mini Skirt Shook Up The 1960s

November 29, 2016

The miniskirt is easily one of the most controversial statements a woman could make in the 1960s. Here’s why! For many women, especially teens, fashion was never ...

Everybody Had A Pinto: The Car Of The 70's

November 29, 2016

Robert Eidschun was the mastermind behind the classic Ford Pinto. This groovy design captured the attention of everyone in the 70s. It was in production from 71 till the end of t...

Spacewar! When Gamers Were Born

November 29, 2016

Some folks think that Pong in 72 is what started the whole video game craze, but that couldn't be further from the truth. A whole decade earlier, Spacewar!, popped into existence at MIT. Th...

Today's Icons Who Stayed True To Their Hippie Roots

November 29, 2016

The Hippie or Hippy Movement began in the mid-1960s amongst youth or young adults from the ages of 15 to 25 in the US and the UK. Although the root word ‘hip’ meant ...

The Vietnam War And How It Empowered The Hippie Movemen...

November 29, 2016

Hippie: A person of unconventional appearance, typically having long hair and wearing beads, associated with a subculture involving rejection of conventional valu...

The Ouija Board Was So Popular It Out Sold Monopoly And...

November 29, 2016

The Cult Classic Ouija Board Originally known as the "talking board" in the late 1800's, what we now know as the "Ouija Board" has become an American Culture ...

Jane Fonda Set The World By Storm With This Ridiculous ...

November 29, 2016

When people hear the name 'Jane Fonda', they think actress, Academy Award winner, BAFTA winner, model, writer and political activist. Being all those things i...

Haight-Ashbury: The Hippie Epicenter

November 29, 2016

Iconic Haight and Ashbury Street Corner Haight and Ashbury, the iconic street corner that stands today as San Francisco's hippie counterculture district derived from the 1960's. Fr...

What Kind Of Hippie Were You? Breaking Down All The Soc...

November 29, 2016

Hippies. What are they and where do they come from? One would think that these free-spirited people who believe in love, peace and unity would hail from their...

Beatle Mania - When The World Fell In Love

November 29, 2016

Man, there is something about the 1960's that makes me feel nostalgic for something I never even lived through. The birth of The Beatles and the craze history calls Beatleman...

The Most Influential Inventions Of The 1960s and 1970s

November 29, 2016

One of the cool things about technology is to see the impact it has on people and how they interact with each other. Sometimes the things you used everyday growing up...