42 Photos That Best Capture The Groovy Era

By Sarah Norman | June 16, 2023

Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams hanging out together in 1973. 

When you think of the 60s, 70s, and 80s - one of the first things that comes to mind is how groovy everyone looked. During this era, you had some crazy great fashion styles such as hot pants, knee high leather boots, and feathered hair. Then you had a slew of celebrities, singers, and musicians that rocked our world. Need I mention Elvis Presley, Ann Margret, Sonny and Cher, and the Mamas and the Papas?

Imagine how cool it must have been to see Debbie Harry on stage for the very first time at the Whiskey-A- Go-Go as she fronted her band Blondie - or the thrill of watching Charlie's Angels before it became an international sensation. Well, we got 42 photos that captures that groovy era - with a lot of amazing shots we're sure you've never seen before. So rub your eyes and get ready for a visual treat of some amazing shots from yesteryear. Ready? Let's go! 

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How groovy is this pair. Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams were the epitome of 70s hip. Here they are from their Brady Bunch days. Though on the show they played stepbrother and stepsister - the actually hooked up in real life.

Maureen McCormick wrote in her memoir: "It was our first kiss. It was wonderful, too, though a part of me — a tiny part, admittedly — said to myself, 'Oh my God! I'm kissing my brother. What am I doing?'"

Barry Williams also had a crush on Florence Henderson who played his TV mom.  He once took her out on a date when he was 15 and she was 36. It didn't go well.

Hotpants and lace-up boots back in the 1970s.

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As far as pants go, my favorite are of the "hot" variety. Here's a publicity photo of British actress Madeline Smith - who is best known for the 1970 film The Vampire Lovers.

Hot pants emerged on the scene in the swinging 60's. In fact, the swinging fashion staple was created by British fashion designer Mary Quant. In the early 70's Southwest Airlines had their stewardesses decked out not only in hot pants - but also leather boots. The airline's motto was ‘sex sells seats,’ and, in a vastly different era, stewardesses were hired on the eye-pleasing nature of their legs and looks.  In 1971, LIFE Magazine summed up the trend this way: “Hot Pants: A short but happy career.”