1960's-ATKLNC Alivia, Katie, and Nathan

Music in 1960's

"The "British Invasion" also began around 1963 with the arrival of The Beatles on the music scene and the type of rabid fandom that followed them would change the way people would view and interact with music and musicians forever" (Pearson 1). "The "Motown Sound" and popular R&B music had a major significance in terms of the Civil Rights movements integration in American society during the sixties" (Pearson 4). "Some other popular Motown and 60's R&B artists include The Temptations, the Marvelettes, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and the Jackson Five" (Pearson 4).

1960's bands which are the Beatles, Yardbirds, Beach Boys, and Rolling Stones.

Houses in the 1960's

"Furthermore, houses built in the 1960s were often well-landscaped around them, and/or a garden was planted on the premises" (Pearson 2). "Some of the features that were implemented into the floor plans during this period in history include concrete driveways, squeak proof flooring, as well as lath and plaster walls (instead of drywall) " (Pearson 2). "The living rooms of many 1960's homes were quite spacious as well, and normally the bedrooms had ample closet space" (Pearson 2).

A House in the 1960's.

1960's Style

"The late 1960's were full of bright, swirling colors."(Phipps 2 ). "Also, in the late 1960's, women were showing more skin than they ever have before" (Phipps 3). "Women wore unbelievably short skirts and men wore tunics and capes"(Phipps 2)."Tie-Dye shirts, Psychedelic, long hair, and beards were a commonplace" (Phipps 2 ). "The foray into fantasy would not have been believed by people just a decade earlier"(Phipps 2).

Girls taking a picture in 1960's

1960's Historical Events


"Democrat John F. Kennedy wins the U.S. Presidential Election after defeating Republican Richard Nixon"(Pearson 5). "The United States decides to send 3,500 U.S. troops to Vietnam" (Pearson 8).

John F Kenndy


"The Bay of Pigs invasion is an unsuccessful U.S. backed operation to overthrow Fidel Castro in Cuba" (Pearson 12). "Construction on the Berlin Wall begins in an effort to separate East and West Berlin" (Pearson 11).

Fidel Castro


"The Beatles release their first single, "Love Me Do," in the United Kingdom" (Pearson 18 ). "The Cuban Missile Crisis has the world on the edge of another World War as the United States and USSR come close to launching nuclear attacks" (Pearson 15).

The Beatles Band


"United States President John F. Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald" (Pearson 20). U.S. Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther Kind Jr. gives his famous "I Have a Dream" speech" (Pearson 21).

Martin Luther King Jr.


"Sidney Poitier wins the Academy Award for "Best Actor" becoming the first black actor to win that honor" (Pearson 27). "United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law" (Pearson 25).

Lyndon B. Johnson


"The Vietnam War escalates and opposition to it begins to mount as anti-Vietnam protests become more common" (Pearson 33). "The Voting Rights Act is signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson" (Pearson 30).

Men in the Army During The Vietnam War.


"The first episode of the popular television show "Star Trek" airs" (Pearson 35). "The soviet Union's Luna 9 unmanned spacecraft lands on the Moon" (Pearson 36).

Cast of Star Trek


"The Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs play against each other in the first Super Bowl, with the Packers winning 35 to 10"(Pearson 41). "The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified" (Pearson 43).

Football Teams Playing Against Each Other.


"Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in April by James Earl Ray" (Pearson 45). Richard Nixon wins the United States presidential election" (Pearson 48).

Richard Nixon


"Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to arrive on the Moon during NASA's Apollo 11 mission" (Pearson 50). "The popular children's television show "Sesame Street" debuts" (Pearson 53).

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.

1960's Technology

"By 1962, some governments had already launched satellites, largely to carry out extraterrestrial experiments" (Tech 8). "The satellite is less than three feet long but weighs about 170 pounds and used solar power when it was in service" (Tech 9). "The 60s market the spread of direct dialing technology, allowing folks to reach a friend outside their local area without the help of an operator" (Tech 27). "Direct dialing may seem a trivial advancement when viewed from afar, but it majorly progressed the telephone's ultimate mission; connection people instantly, regardless of the space between them" (Tech 30).

Men Building the Satellite.

1960's art

"It must be noted that while arts originating in the East and the Southern hemisphere were often in dialogue with Western trends, the regions' differing social and political concerns, especially under the Cold War and communism, dominated art production" (Baumgardner 2). "While Pop is seen widely as an American export much like Coca-Cola, in Germany Sigmar Polke deeply impacted the course of painting by removing many of its associations with rational Kantian aesthetics, thereby pointing out the subjectivity and immediacy of the medium" (Baumgardner 7).

Art Illustrations made in the 1960s.

1960s cars

"U.S. retail buyers had 266 different models to choose from, with a standard price spread of $1,795 for a Rambler American sedan to $13,075 for the limited-edition Cadillac Eldorado Brougham" (Phipps 2). "The 4-door sedan was still the best seller, but station wagons were increasing in popularity and ranked second in all sales over the sportier 2-door vehicle" (Phipps 3). "Although alternators had been used extensively in vehicles like taxis, police cars and other vehicles with numerous gadgets and accessories, installing an alternator in a family car like the Chrysler Variant was a first" (Phipps 5).

Ford Falcon Advertisement.

1960's dance

"The Twist was a rock and roll dance popular in the early 1960s named after the song that originated it, The Twist" (Hoffman 2). "The Mashed Potato is a dance move which was a popular dance craze of 1962" (Hoffman 7). "The Monster Mash came out around the same time that the song "The mashed potatoes" was popular ... and it was a variation" (Hoffman 10). "The Monkey, the Dog, the frug---everyone at BYU was doing them; that is, until President Wilkinson gave a controversial speech at the beginning of the year banning all fad dances" (Hoffman 12). "The Madison is a line dance that features a regular back-and-forth pattern interspersed with called steps" (Hoffman 15).

People dancing to the Mashed Potato and the Twist in the 1960s.

1960s movies and tv shows

Tv Shows

"A great show for the kids on 60s television was the Alvin show featuring Alvin and the Chipmunk" (Hoffman 5). "Bonanza was the first color western and one of the longest running TV shows" (Hoffman 12). "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program which ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to May 14, 1973" (Hoffman 40).

Advertisement of The Alvin Show.


"Thrillers like Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate are considered classics as in Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove, and 2001: A Space Odyssey" (Movie Info 2). "Movies like Midnight Cowboy and Easy Rider were gritty films that introduced Dustin-Hoffman, Jon voight, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson to the world" (Hoffman 3). "These films, which wouldn't even get made now, were actually popular movies of the 1960s" (Hoffman 3).

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