It’s safe to say that pretty much everything changed in the 1960s. So many different realms – such as art, fashion and academia – certainly underwent profound alterations throughout the decade, as the generation who came of age during it might well remember. And those same “baby boomers,” as they are known, could also be left nostalgic after seeing these 40 retro images.
40. The Beatles
No band is more iconic of the 1960s – or, indeed, of the 20th century – than the Beatles. After all, the pioneering quartet from Liverpool, U.K., forced many people to start thinking of pop music as an actual form of art. This particular photo was taken in May 1967 – after the group had finished their groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
39. Beehive haircuts
Long before the mohawk of the 1970s, the mullet of the 1980s and the pompadour hipster trim of the present, there was the beehive. A testament to a classier and more sophisticated era, the ’do was created in 1960 by Margaret Vinci Heldt, an award-winning hairstylist from Illinois. And as well as resembling a beehive, the style is said to look like the nose of a Boeing B-52 bomber – and so is also known as a B-52.