42 Photos That Best Capture The Groovy Era

By Sarah Norman | August 18, 2023

 Check out Johnny Cash's Cadillac, 'One Piece At A Time' -1982.

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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No way! This was the awesome ride of "The Man in Black"? Not only does this Cadillac look like a piece of art - but check out the words 'One Piece At A Time' on the roof. You certainly knew that Johnny Cash was in town when you saw this psychobilly Cadillac rolling down the street. The words come from a country novelty song written by Wayne Kemp. Cash recorded the tune with the Tennessee Three back in 1976 - and it reached number one on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.

Cash's producer phoned him up in April of 1976 and said he thought "One Piece at a Time" was going to be a hit. So the idea was to build a car for publicity shots.  And the rest is cool automotive history.

 

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

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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!