42 Photos That Best Capture The Groovy Era

By Sarah Norman | July 28, 2023

Leonard Nimoy as Dr. Spock with his ride, a 1970 GTO the "Judge".

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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Just when you thought Spock from Star Trek couldn't get any cooler. Here he is with his set of wheels - a 1970 GTO the "Judge." Check out the license plates that read "GR-RRR!' Imagine riding down the L.A. freeway and looking over and seeing Spock behind the wheel of this muscle car.

The GTO was manufactured by Pontiac from 1964 to 1974. The vehicle was selected as the Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1968. GTO stands for "Grand Tempest Option" - and is one of the fastest cars ever manufactured by Pontiac. Meanwhile, Mr. Spock was First Officer on the Starship Enterprise. Their mission was to boldly go where no man has gone before - and if a muscle car could get you there, all the better.

Gregg Allman and Cher on their wedding day, June 30, 1975.

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The day was June 30, 1975. Cher tied the knot with rock star Gregg Allman - who was famous for co-founding the Allman Brothers Band. All this took place less than one week after Cher's divorce from Sonny Bono became final.

When Cher's divorce became final, on a whim, the two boarded a Learjet from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and were married in a hotel suite belonging to Cher’s manager. But love didn't last that long. Cher filed divorce from Allman just nine days later. Apparently, Allman abandoning Cher on their honeymoon and went on a drinking and drug binge. In a press statement Cher said: “I’ve always believed it best to admit one’s mistakes as quickly as possible.”

Still, it looked like they had a real fun wedding. Marriage doesn't last forever  - but photos live on...