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Michigan J. Frog – The Performing Frog From our Childho...

December 14, 2017

TV network execs. Garth Ancier (L) the head of programming, & CEO Jamie Kellner (R) posing w. Michigan J. Frog cartoon logo. (Photo by Amy Etra/The LIFE Image...

Carol Burnett – Queen of Comedy

December 11, 2017

'Keep Out,' Carol Burnett Seemingly naked, American comedienne and actress Carol Burnett hides behind a large wooden sign labelled 'Keep Out' during a skit on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' ...

Goldie Hawn… More than just a beautiful face!

December 7, 2017

Vogue 1969: Actress Goldie Hawn leaning back on her elbows and wearing a high-necked black velvet dress. ((Photo by Bert Stern/Condé Nast via Getty Images) Goldie Hawn ha...

Famous Lovely Ladies Named Linda!

December 6, 2017

People, in general, are identified by many things including personality and physical appearance. Another distinctive identifier is a person’s name. Generally, people are usually known...

Mel Brooks – A Peek Inside of a Brilliant Mind

December 6, 2017

1978: Head shot of American comedic actor, writer, and director Mel Brooks acting surprised. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Mel Brooks might possibly be one of t...

Charlene Tilton… a.k.a., Lucy Ewing

December 4, 2017

From the American television series 'Dallas' shows Charlene Tilton (as Lucy Ewing) as she leans across the arm of a chair, September 1978. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) ...

“The Munsters” – A Mini Documentary

November 30, 2017

Season one of the comedy-horror TV series 'The Munsters', 1964. Left to right: Beverley Owen as Marilyn Munster, Al Lewis as Grandpa, Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De...

Jay North – How well did we know Dennis the Menace?

November 29, 2017

Dennis the Menace, television sitcom (1959 – 1963) starred child actor, Jay North. When the series began, North was just 7 years old. As you might remember, the sh...

Only the Good Die Young… 10 Entertainers Lost Way Too S...

November 28, 2017

American actress Marilyn Monroe on the set of Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) I’m sure you’ve he...

The Grandeur of the Playboy Mansion

November 20, 2017

A general view of the Playboy Mansion at 'The Transporter Refueled' Los Angeles screening held at The Playboy Mansion on August 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael ...

A Rare Look Into A Different Side Of America's Most Bel...

November 13, 2017

Ever wonder what Marilyn Monroe looked like eating a burger? Have you seen Natalie Wood covered with pie? Or perhaps you would like to see a more “studious” Clint...

Angie Dickinson, A Legend with Legs!

November 10, 2017

Angie Dickinson had it all! She was the total package with her brains, talent and stunning good looks. Early on, she aspired to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a writer...

Joe Namath - Not Just a Football Star

November 8, 2017

Joseph William Namath was a celebrated professional football player. He had always been known as a great football player and was a star quarterback in high school. Football wasn...

Heartwarming Portraits Of The Past Have Us Daydreaming ...

November 6, 2017

This collection of memories and behind the scene glimpses into Hollywood’s history have us completely smitten with the past. It feels like just yesterday when "Wh...

Rare Photos Awaken Memories Of The Best Time To Be Aliv...

November 6, 2017

Every decade has its iconic moments, treasured stars, and its contributions to society as a whole. Collected here are some rare photos that awaken fond memories f...

60 Groovy Photos Of The Good Old Days

October 31, 2017

Ah yes, remembering the good old days…. It’s enough to make you a wanna jump back into the past so you can slide back into one of these creepy space chairs (as pictured) isn’t it? No,...

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...

Maureen McCormick – The Curse of Marcia Brady!

October 30, 2017

The blond bombshell actress, Maureen McCormick, is probably best known for her role on the hit television show, The Brady Bunch. McCormick played Marcia, the oldest da...

Elvis Presley Saved His Best Dance Moves For The Bedroo...

October 26, 2017

It is no secret that Elvis Presley gained unrivaled notoriety and fame during his epic music and acting career. His striking good looks, talent and charm wer...

Starlet, Marilyn Monroe & JFK – THE SCANDAL!

October 25, 2017

Few people will dispute that Norma Jeane Mortenson, better known as the celebrated Marilyn Monroe, was one of the most alluring and spectacular sex symbols of her time. N...

Loni Anderson – Knockout Blonde!

October 13, 2017

Loni Kaye Anderson was born on August 5, 1946 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Given her poise and beauty, it is no surprise that her mother, Maxine (Kallin) Anderson, was a model. She follow...

The Juicy Story Behind The Infamous Sophia Loren-Jayne ...

October 12, 2017

A photo taken 60 years ago of Hollywood’s two most alluring sex symbols is still getting a lot of attention. The most famous side-eye or even stink eye photo ...

Groovy Teen Idol Bobby Sherman

October 5, 2017

Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images Way before there was a Justin Bieber or even a Justin Timberlake, there was a teen idol named Bobby Sherman! In the late 60’s and early 70...

Tom Petty – Music Legend!

October 4, 2017

Tom Petty performs in concert on the third day of KAABOO Del Mar on September 17, 2017 in Del Mar, California. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images) I was deeply saddened to learn of the passi...

All in the Family… “THOSE WERE THE DAYS!”

October 3, 2017

Television sitcom, All in the Family, was one of those shows that premiered in the early 1970’s intended to relate to “real,” and current social issues. Prior to its fi...

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...

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 ...

Tina Louise - So Much More Than Just a Pretty Face!

September 28, 2017

We all remember Tina Louise as ‘Ginger Grant’ on “Gilligan’s Island”, but do you really know what she did before or after the sitcom? Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blac...

“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...

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....

Having a 'Ball' on The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy!

September 19, 2017

Two years after her divorce from Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball returned to TV in 1962 with her own wacky sitcom, “The Lucy Show”. The series ran for six seasons and because...

You’re Gonna Make It After All!

September 18, 2017

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Richards, that’s who! Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) was the beautiful, fresh-faced, single, career woman on the hit television sitc...

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...

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 ...

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...

121 Wonderful Photos Of Famous Faces That We Never Want...

January 11, 2017

History, as defined by Merriam Webster, is the study of past events, particularly human affairs. Here at Groovy History, we like to put our own spin on things, br...

30 Things You Probably Didn't Know About John Lennon

January 10, 2017

Anyone who knows anything about 1960's music knows who the Beatles are, or sadly, were. The four-member band made waves for years with their tunes. They had fans from e...

Celebrities Had Way More Fun Than We Thought At Studio ...

January 5, 2017

If you've never heard of Studio 54, either you've been living under a rock since the dawn of mankind, or you're opposed to having a great time at clubs. Gen X'ers...

Marilyn Monroe - A Picture For Every Year of Her Life

December 23, 2016

Marilyn Monroe Was Flawless Come with us on a journey through the life of Marilyn Monroe - In Photos. We get a close look at the life of Marilyn Monroe, formerly N...

Bruce Lee And Nunchuck Ping Pong!

December 14, 2016

The godfather of mixed martial arts, demonstrating his incredible nunchuck skills and totally destroying some ping pong masters. Is the video real or fake? Either way it looks super co...

Twiggy And The Beginning Of The Skinny Model

December 5, 2016

Twiggy, a.k.a Lesley Lawson, was born in 1949 in London, England, to a factory worker mother and carpenter father. Twiggy’s inspiration to be involved in the fashion industry l...

Is Albert Einstein The Coolest Nerd To Ever Live?

December 1, 2016

Einstein was born in 1879 in Ulm, Germany, and grew up in a middle-class Jewish family in Munich. He played the violin as a child, which led to a fascination with music. ...

The Psychedelic Experiments And Experiences Of Timothy ...

December 1, 2016

Timothy Leary was born in 1920, in Springfield, Massachusetts, into an Irish-Catholic family. Leary graduated from the University of Alabama in 1943, and by 1950 ...

The Inspiring Rise To Success Of Hugh Hefner!

November 29, 2016

It is hard to believe that the son of two devoted methodists would be the person to create the most popular men's adult entertainment magazine in the world.  Hugh Hefner w...

Blondie And Early American New Wave Music

November 29, 2016

Love was in the air in 1973 for one Chris Stein and Debbie Harry. Who knew that this budding romance would lead to a popular and most recognized band and a new generation of music...

Rolling Stones And The Beginning Of A Legend

November 29, 2016

They are the longest performing and lasting band of all time as well as considered to be the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band. These legends go by the name The Rolling Stones...

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...

Bruce Lee - The Man, The Myth, The Legend

November 29, 2016

Bruce Lee, also known as Lee Jun-Fan was born in Chinatown, San Francisco on November 27th, 1940. His family moved back to Hong Kong when he was only 3 months old. Despite Lee's m...

Bob Dylan: The Best Songwriter There Ever Was

November 29, 2016

  Bob Dylan Bob Dylan- a college dropout who happens to be one of the most significant American singer/song writers of our time. His compilation of music has covered an im...

The Inspiring Success Story Of The Founder Of Benihana

November 29, 2016

We've all heard of Benihana. Heck you may have even been to one recently but do you know the story behind one of the most popular Japanese restaurants? As cliché ...

The Assassination Of MLK

November 29, 2016

Martin Luther King was an American civil rights leader best known for making great advancements in civil rights for Black people. Born on January 15th 1929 to Alberta Williams King and Marti...

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 ...

How MLK's Speech Changed The Minds Of Millions

November 29, 2016

The Honorable Martin Luther King Jr and his many works as it relates to the Civil Rights Movement created not only in America but the world, a fresh perspective on the eq...

Free Love: What Started The Gay Rights Movement?

November 29, 2016

The fight for gay rights can be traced back to 1924 when the earliest known gay rights organization was formed. Twenty-seven years later the first national gay rights organ...

Brown v. Board Of Education And The End Of Segregation

November 29, 2016

It’s been a long road since the days of inequality, since the days where the color of one’s skin being the key determining factor of one’s worth, since the days w...

JFK: When The People's President Was Assassinated

November 29, 2016

John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States of America.After his military service in the Naval Reserve during World War II, he represented Massachuset...

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...

Reliving The Strange Love Mystery Of Kurt Cobain and Co...

November 29, 2016

It seems like there's a new Hollywood love story everyday. And although love is a beautiful thing, it rarely stays that way in the land of the stars. The cele...

A Rare Look Into The Early Days Of Apple Computers

November 29, 2016

Before everyone was down with Apple like they are today, Jobs and Woz (Wozniak) still had to prove to the world what they were made of. With this in mind they squeezed in...