61 Groovy Photos That Captured More Than Expected

By | October 1, 2018

Bill Paxton, Liam Neeson and Patrick Swayze in the film, "Next of Kin" (1989) 

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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First of all, pretty great cast for this movie that I knew very little about: Bill Paxton, Liam Neeson and Patrick Swayze, as well as Ben Stiller and Helen Hunt in smaller roles. Simple movie fish-out-of-water premise: A Chicago cop, originally from some hillbilly town sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, his other hillbilly brothers decides to find the killer himself. Action ensues.

Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Michael Keaton, Ray Liotta, John Malkovich, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Ron Perlman, and Tim Robbins were considered for roles in this forgettable movie. .

"To boldly go where no man has gone before." William Shatner holds a strange yet familiar-looking rock in an episode of "Star Trek" (1966)

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Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, first pitched the iconic TV show to Desilu Productions in early 1964. He compared it to the Western, Wagon Train...but to the stars. The show later got picked up by NBC - who commissioned the pilot episode, The Cage. The first regular Star Trek episode, The Man Trap, premiered on Thursday, September 8, 1966.  Still, the ratings for Star Trek at the end of the first season was to 52nd out of 94 programs.

NBC was set to cancel the show - but fans thought otherwise, instigated a letter-writing campaign, and petitioning the network to keep Star Trek on the air. And the rest is Captain Kirk history. Here is a photo of the leader of the Starship Enterprise going where no man has boldly gone before - taking along his questionable favorite play-thing for the ride.