42 Photos That Best Capture The Groovy Era

By Sarah Norman | November 5, 2023

Watching "The Ten Commandments" at a drive-in, 1958. 

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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Holy Moses, I love drive-ins. And what could be more epic than sitting in your car and watching Charlton Heston in the lead role of The Ten Commandments - getting all biblical? And an epic movie, indeed. At least 14,000 extras and 15,000 animals were used in the filming of The Ten Commandments. Just under 5% of the film was actually filmed in Egypt.

Meanwhile, the first drive-in movie theater opened its gates in 1933 and was located on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey. The concept was the baby of Richard Hollingshead, who not only loved movies but was a sales manager at his father’s company, Whiz Auto Products, in Camden. And the rest is drive-in history

Hank Williams and Hank Jr pose with their guitars in 1950. 

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Hank Williams was the epitome of the hard-drinking, hard-living country musician - who ended up dying tragically at the age of 29. He wrote one of his most iconic songs, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, on some seedy hotel stationary with a shaky hand on the pen.

His son, Hank Williams Jr. also went on to become the epitome of the hard-drinking, hard-living country musician. He was born in 1948 and began his career covering his father's songs and imitating his style. He first appeared on TV in 1964 on an episode of The Jimmy Dean Show when he was fourteen.  Later that year, appeared on ABC's Shindig!

Being the son of such a legend is a hard act to follow. By the 70s - he changed his appearance and branched out into his own musical style. Here's a photo of Jr. with his dad  - as the plot doing a double act.