42 Photos That Best Capture The Groovy Era

By Sarah Norman | May 12, 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 61 photos that captures that groovy era - with a lot 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.

Barbara Klein aka Barbie Benton, 1970.

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Among many other things, Barbie Benton is known for being Hugh Hefner's girlfriend; not currently, but in the 60s. Once Hefner fell for her - her role elevated to co-host on a well-known TV show.

42-year old Hefner asked the Benton out on a date. She replied, "I don't know, I've never dated anyone over 24 before." Thus Hefner replied, "That's all right, neither have I." Born Barbara Lynn Klein, she also appeared in Playboy magazine and was a series regular on the comedy series Hee Haw - where she popped out from behind corn stacks and told corny jokes for 4 seasons.

Benton also recorded several successful albums in the 70s.