Rare Photos Reveal The Simple Innocence Of The Most Fascinating People Of Our Past

Written by Lyra Radford

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 innovations were plentiful, everything was forming, whereas nowadays it’s all been done and the waters of creativity have been stagnant in mainstream media for quite some time now.

Before and during the groovy era we didn’t have to look far to find those with raw talent, fresh ideas, and the courage to push boundaries or stand up for what they believed in. Come take a look at some of the most fascinating people in popular culture history.

Tina Turner owning the stage in the late 60's.

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Here we have Tina Turner, owning the stage as usual. The original ‘Queen Bee Diva’, strutting through the 60’s and 70’s like she owned the decades… which she kind of did. That amazing voice, all that sparkle, and legs for days. She was born to be an icon. Her reign continued throughout the 80’s after her divorce from Ike Turner. She rebuilt her career by launching a major comeback through live performances. Even today, while in semi-retirement, she remains one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. At the end of 2016, Turner announced that she has been working in collaboration with Phyllida Lloyd on Tina, a new musical based on her life story.