42 Photos That Best Capture The Groovy Era

By Sarah Norman | May 21, 2023

Patrick Swayze, Scott Baio from Happy Days and Maureen McCormick from The Brady Bunch in an early movie 'Skatetown USA' 1979.

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! 

test article image
Source: Reddit

Talk about this triple-threat. You got Chachi, Jan Brady, and Bodhi from Point Break....ALL IN THE SAME MOVIE! Why didn't Skatetown U.S.A win an Academy Award - or top Star Wars for box office records? This 1979 movie has a classic plot:

"One evening at a Los Angeles roller disco called Skatetown, U.S.A., a rivalry between two skaters culminates in a contest, the winning prize for which is $1000 and a moped. After a game of chicken played on motorized roller skates, the two rivals become friends."

What more would you want from your cinematic experience. Imagine the crazy high plot tension when $1000 and a moped are on the line for the winner of a roller disco contest? Who won the moped? No spoiler alerts here - I'm not saying...

Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams hanging out together in 1973. 

test article image
Source: Reddit

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.