60's Pop Culture

Continuing the discussion from The Beatles:

I didn’t want to derail that topic too much, so I decided to make this topic! Discuss any and all 60’s-realted things here, be it music, movies, books, or something else!

I’ll go ahead and list off a bunch of my favorite 60s bands not already mentioned: The Temptations, Tommy James and the Shondelles, the Monkees, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, King Crimson, the Animals, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Association, The Righteous Brothers, The Moody Blues, Procul Harum, Jefferson Airplane, The 5th Dimension, the Supremes, the Mamas and the Papas, Jan and Dean, Gary Lewis and the Playboys…ok, I’ll stop unless people want me to keep going. XD

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Some sixties movies are great, like Ben-Hur and film adaptions of Singin’ in the Rain and Bye Bye Birdie.

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The 60’s was an interesting time for movies. There were the great Charlton Heston classics like Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes, and

Along with 2001: A Space Odyssey, and many others.

TV was another matter. We had shows like the Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits, along with Star Trek and Batman.

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The 1960’s

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Adam West is the greatest actor of all time and no one can convince me otherwise

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The Andy Griffith Show is one of my favorite shows of all time. Not sure if it counts as pop culture, but…

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only the darkest and edgiest of batmans

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Ok, not to be that guy, but…

Came out on December 26, 1959. :stuck_out_tongue:

Came out in 1952. XD

Came out in 1973. :open_mouth:

Though there were plenty of other classic Heston movies, such as El Cid, Khartoum, and The Agony and the Ecstasy. :smile:

Some other 60’s movies I like are The Magnificent Seven, West Side Story, the Music Man, the Manchurian Candidate, the Great Escape, the Bond movies, Doctor Zhivago, and the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

It was one of the most popular tv shows of its day. Why wouldn’t it count? :stuck_out_tongue:

My favorite show, period. :smiley: I need to watch more of the Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, though.

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It’s literally 5 days from it being officially in the sixties. :stuck_out_tongue:

But yeah, I guess you’re right. However, it’s still pretty close.

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I was being a bit pedantic on that one. :stuck_out_tongue: The vast majority of people who saw it didn’t see it until 1960 or later. If it’s not a 60’s movie, it’s certainly more a part of 60’s culture than 50’s culture.

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I dunno if it qualified as pop culture at the time, but Doctor Who came out in '64.

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It did qualify in Britain. Daleks were a huge phenomenon there in the 60’s. The were even two non-canon Doctor Who movies made that featured them.

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Yes, I realize my mistake :stuck_out_tongue:

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Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet.

That is all.

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Ah, The 60’s the decade that Marvel Universe was born with Fantastic Four,Spider-Man,Hulk,Iron Man,Thor,Ant Man,X-Men,Avengers,Captain America (The frozen of ice part is),Daredevil,Black Widow,Hawkeye,Nick Fury,etc.

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And then this happened:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rzDXNQxjHs&list=PLFuZtgE8fvXxFSk3-fwR7XtxqfayxHylj&index=4

Classical music still had a voice in the 60’s, and weirdly, even though our parents (or at least my parents, I’m a teenager with parents who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, deal with it) grew up in an era where they hated the government and there were so many problems in the world, they turned out pretty well. Doctor Who came out in England in the 1960’s, which my dad watched when he visited the UK. Very interesting time period, probably the most tension filled, with the Cuban missile crisis almost leading to nuclear war and Vietnam probably being the most controversial war the United States has been in to date.

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Yeah, it’s interesting seeing just how much the politics of the time influenced the culture.

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ah yes
the year 60 A.D.

what a great time it was to be alive
all I had was a pet rock

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Don’t forget Emperor Nero killing people willy-nilly. Ah, those were the days. :stuck_out_tongue:

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good times

I remember

the small alley I stayed in

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