Unedited Photos In History Will Give You Chills

By Sarah Norman | September 4, 2023

Elvis Presley Cutting Johnny Cash's Hair? Take Another Look. 

It is the people that make the past what it was. The lives people live, decisions they make, and things they accomplish are all woven into the tapestry of history and tell the story of the time period. That is true with the people shown in this collection of photos. These people – all icons of the groovy era – have left their imprint on the era. Let’s see how many of them you can remember. 

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This photo gets circulated a lot. In many cases, folks claim that this pic shows Elvis Presley giving Johnny Cash a trim, but that’s not accurate. This photo was snapped in 1957 on the set of Loving You, Elvis’s first major movie role. But it is not Johnny Cash, it is Elvis’s cousin, Gene Smith. He was on hand for the filming to provide moral support for Elvis, and apparently needed a trim. In Loving You, Elvis performed his song “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear”, a single that went platinum. 

Sammy Davis, Jr. tearing it up on the drums on "The Ed Sullivan Show", 1963.

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Sammy Davis, Jr. was a mega-talent. He could do it all … and do it all well! He never received any formal musical or acting training, although he did study tap dancing under Bill ‘Bojangles” Robinson, yet he was an accomplished singer, dancer, comedian, mime, and musician. As we see in this photo of one of Davis’s appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, he excelled on the drums. He also played the piano, trumpet, and the vibraphone. An all-around gifted performer, Davis’s popularity helped other black entertainers break into the largely segregated entertainment industry in the 1950s and 1960s.