38. The Twist
Chubby Checker hit number one in 1960 with his rock rock ’n’ roll classic “The Twist,” – an ode to a dance phenomenon sweeping the world at the time. Compared to the hip-grinding twerk of the 21st century, the Twist is a tame dance. Nonetheless, some baby boomers may recall how it was criticized by conservative commentators at the time.
Hipsters today tend not to believe in much, except for their own idiosyncratic sense of style. Hippies, however, were another matter. In fact, the hippie movement was the epitome of 1960s counterculture – a figurative middle finger to the conservative conformism of the preceding decade. Photographed in London in 1967, the hippies in the above photo were a shocking sight to bystanders.
36. The Rolling Stones
Back in the 1960s if you weren’t into the Beatles, you were probably into their fiercest rock ’n’ roll rivals, the Rolling Stones. Famed for their spirited ballads and hedonistic tendencies, the Stones are still touring the world in old age. Indeed, all evidence suggests that Keith Richards is indestructible. Rock on lads!