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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Sun 02 Jun 2013, 18:38

Who can forget Steptoe and Son...



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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Sun 02 Jun 2013, 18:59

Bonanza



And Bob Dylan



Simon and Garfunkel



Mamas and Papas, with some really groovy dancers



Nancy Sinatra, also with some groovy moves

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Mon 03 Jun 2013, 08:40

The Class sketch from The Frost Report;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Mon 03 Jun 2013, 08:47

Another classic song from 1967;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Mon 03 Jun 2013, 11:58

One of the major changes, in Britain anyway, was the abolition of the death penalty, first suspended in November 1965, then abolished in December 1969.

http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/abolish.html
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Mon 03 Jun 2013, 12:01

The pill.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Mon 03 Jun 2013, 12:40

And the relaxation of the theatre obscenity laws,meant that Hair made its' appearance on the West End stage in 1968.

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Mon 03 Jun 2013, 14:09

This is from 1972, Alf's thoughts on Christmas;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Mon 03 Jun 2013, 22:06

My favourite television from the 60s (perhaps of all time) was The Avengers with Diana Rigg. Checking that first site, though, everything wasn't all sun and roses. Bobby Darin died very young of complications from rheumatic fever, Del Shannan's life was a mess with him committing suicide and I see Sandra Dee is no longer alive.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Tue 04 Jun 2013, 09:06

Procol Harum, whatever happened to them?

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Tue 04 Jun 2013, 14:36

Some unashamed nostalgia from yours truly;



until about 1968, I could guarantee getting an Eagle Annual at Christmas.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Tue 04 Jun 2013, 14:39

Another Christmas (1966 ?) present I got was this;

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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Tue 04 Jun 2013, 18:20

@Triceratops wrote:
Procol Harum, whatever happened to them?

.... I thought they had recently reformed ... as a terrorsist group based in Nigeria, no?

BBC News : Can Nigeria quell Boko Haram’s insurgency?

Hey, Procul Harum - Boko Haram .... I get easily confused these days. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed 05 Jun 2013, 06:42

they skipped the light fandango... never seen again.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed 05 Jun 2013, 07:20

1963 - sexual intercourse began, but not, alas, for the unhappy Philip Larkin. Here is his "Annus Mirabilis".

Sexual intercourse began
In nineteen sixty-three
(which was rather late for me) -
Between the end of the Chatterley ban
And the Beatles' first LP.

Up to then there'd only been
A sort of bargaining,
A wrangle for the ring,
A shame that started at sixteen
And spread to everything.

Then all at once the quarrel sank:
Everyone felt the same,
And every life became
A brilliant breaking of the bank,
A quite unlosable game.

So life was never better than
In nineteen sixty-three
(Though just too late for me) -
Between the end of the Chatterley ban
And the Beatles' first LP.

1963 was the year of the Profumo affair. They have just mentioned it on BBC Breakfast; it's fifty years since Mandy Rice-Davies delivered that death blow to deferential attitudes with her infamous reply: "Well he would, wouldn't he?" Will try to find a link with all the details in a sec (see next post).

Mandy, who had been a Miss Austin at the Earls Court Motor Show (I'm sure my father would never have bought our Austin car had he known), and her chum, Christine Keeler, were described just now on the BBC as "models and party girls". Don't things change? Back then they were called prostitutes.

EDIT: That's not a pious moral judgement from me, by the way - just an observation.

Here is an interesting (or should that be an odd?) article from the Independent about the affair. The comments are worth reading too. They are going to talk about it all on Breakfast in a minute - after the weather.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/bad-for-john-and-even-worse-for-britain-the-profumo-affair-half-a-century-on-8543933.html


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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed 05 Jun 2013, 07:42

Mandy Rice-Davies' infamous reply about Lord Astor. But did she actually say it?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/27/mandy-rice-davies-quotation-no-correction

Mandy Rice-Davies earned her place in the modern books of quotations when asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her. She replied: "He would, wouldn't he?"
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Wed 05 Jun 2013, 08:59

I had no idea Private Eye was first published in 1961 - I thought it was much later. You can access all their old covers (some great captions) here:

http://www.private-eye.co.uk/covers.php
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PostSubject: Re: The Sixties   Thu 06 Jun 2013, 12:59

The Beatles perform Get Back on the rooftop of the Apple building, in 1969. On keyboards, is Billy Preston who died on 6 June 2006. Preston had been brought in by George Harrison to try and stop the bickering in the group. It didn't work, throughout the studio recording of Get Back, McCartney would look pointedly at Yoko Ono every time he sang the words "Get back to where you once belonged". The Beatles as a group were in their final months.

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