42 Photos That Best Capture The Groovy Era

By Sarah Norman | August 4, 2023

Ann-Margret in all her glory

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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Ann-Margret went from being considered the "female Elvis" to being a mainstream Hollywood movie star. In fact, her movie career was even a little better than Elvis' - if you look at the quality of films she appeared in. She starred in Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge in 1971, and played the girlfriend of Jack Nicholson. Her performance netted Margret an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.

One performance that's unforgettable, in 1963 she was the voice of Ann-Margrock on the animated TV show, The Flintstones - and sang the tender balled, "The Littlest Lamb." Years later, she sang a version of Viva Las Vegas for the live-action film version of The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.

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

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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.