42 Photos That Best Capture The Groovy Era 

By Sarah Norman | May 24, 2023

Ike and Tina Turner pose by a painting of themselves in their home. (1974) 

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 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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This does not look like a happy household. Ike and Tina look much happier in the painting they have of themselves on the wall right behind them. The two composed music together and were considered one of the hottest, most durable and potentially most explosive of all R&B ensembles.

Don't be fooled by this scene of domestic bliss. In her 1986 autobiography, I, Tina, the singer wrote years of domestic abuse by the hands of Ike - who broke her jaw during a bloody fight in a Las Vegas limo. Tina finally left Ike in 1976. The tale of the couple's turmoil relationship was turned into the 1993's What's Love Got to Do With It. 

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

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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...