42 Photos That Best Capture The Groovy Era

By Sarah Norman | December 3, 2023

Actress Jayne Mansfield marries bodybuilder, Mickey Hargitay, 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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In 1958, actress Jayne Mansfield married bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay. Mansfield was the blonde bombshell actress that became big in the 50s, and was said to be a Marilyn Monroe knockoff. She is best remembered for being Playboy`s Playmate of the Month in February 1955 and from her appearance in the 1956 movie, The Girl Can't Help It

Meanwhile, her husband, Mickey Hargitay, was born in Budapest, Hungary and was Mr. Universe in 1955. The couple had three children together - and were later divorced on 26th Aug 1964. Oh well, love doesn't last forever for a blonde bombshell and a Hungarian bodybuilder.

 Aerosmith's Steven Tyler in his mug shot photos, 1967.

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So what did the future Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler do this time? Here is the rock icon as a young kid posing for a mug shot on March 1967 after being arrested in Yonkers, New York. Back then, Tyler was going by his given name Steven Tallarico. The police busted the 18-year old for possession of pot.

In a 1997 interview, Tyler couldn't even remember the arrest - though he did recall an undercover narcotics officer in his high school ceramics class. Tyler's life changed when in 1969, he attended a rock show in Sunapee, New Hampshire. That's where he first saw future bandmates Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton, who were playing in a band, with the unfortunate name, The Jam Band.