Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Twiggy, President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are a few people who were famous during the 1960s. Famous people influenced the cultural revolution of that decade through music, fashion, politics and art.
Television gave entertainers a wider audience, which helped make acts like The Beatles famous in the United States. The Supremes, Presley and The Rolling Stones also owe some of their fame to television. The counterculture of the '60s made other musicians famous, including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. King and Kennedy gained worldwide attention for their politics while Twiggy came to the world stage as one of the world's first supermodels. Famous actors of the 1960s were Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Peter Sellers, Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews.Learn More
In the 1960s,surfing, collecting troll dolls, going to rock concerts and watching television were all activities many people did for fun. The rise of television as a dominant medium and youth culture as a shaping force influenced '60s culture in general.Full Answer >
Some famous groups comprised of four members include rock group the Beatles, superhero group the Fantastic Four, the four horsemen of the apocalypse, post-punk rock band the Gang of Four and the four gospels. Other groups that contain four members include the Four Temperaments, the Four Humors, the four seasons, the Four Corners and the four cardinal directions.Full Answer >
During the 1960s, women's fashions ranged from miniskirts to hot pants and included a wide variety of styles and fabrics. The decade was known for its "anything goes" atmosphere, which encompassed fashion among other aspects of culture.Full Answer >
Popular jobs in the 1960s were doctor, lawyer and pilot for men, and teacher, nurse and secretary for women. Race car driver, soldier, fashion model and stewardess were popular fantasy careers for young boys and girls.Full Answer >