42 Photos That Best Capture The Groovy Era

By Sarah Norman | August 11, 2023

John Wayne and son, Ethan, on the set of El Dorado, Old Tucson, Arizona, 1966. 

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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Don't get me wrong, but it would seem like a very hard task to follow to be the song of John Wayne. At least he didn't name him John Wayne Jr. Here is father and son on the set of the 1966 movie, El Dorado. Ethan, as it turned out, followed in the family business and also became an actor. He started his career as a stuntman in 1979. His first feature film role was in The Blues Brothers and he also appeared in the horror movie, Scream.

One of Ethan Wayne's most rcent roles was that of a John Wayne memorabilia expert on History Channel's Pawn Stars. Way to go, Wayne!  

Ann-Margret in all her glory

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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.