Singing ensembles like The Supremes were very popular in the 60s with their catchy lyrics, harmonized voices, and synchronized dance moves. The Supremes were among the most popular and were famous for hits like “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” and “You Keep Me Hanging On.”
The Supremes gained international notoriety, even meeting the Queen in 1968. The most successful of the group was Diana Ross who went on to have a successful solo career.
Sundays Were For Family
During the 60s, Sundays were sacred and it was time to relax and enjoy time with your family. Many stores were closed on Sunday and people would set aside time to truly stop and enjoy life without its routine demands, even if it was just for one day.
Children were not as glued to the TV as they are today and would spend more time outside. And, with all of the busyness today, there are probably many families who would like to adopt the 60s tradition of a quiet, family day.
Along with hippie culture in the 60s, came the surfer subculture. Popularized by films like "Gidget" and "Beach Party" and bands like The Beach Boys, surfer culture became about enjoying being young and carefree with friends by the water.
This of course further glamorized coastal living, specifically the West Coast.
Big Hair, Don’t Care 1966
One of the signature fashions of the 60s were the voluminous hairstyles. Big hair and hair spray to keep it in place all day were key elements for most women in the 60s.
And, while it’s common today to simply put your hair back in a ponytail for an athletic event or time spent at the gym, the women in this picture were dedicated to maintaining their updos, even while doing splits and getting ready for a gymnastic competition.
Meet The Flintstones, 1960
The caveman cartoon, "The Flintstones," first aired in 1960 and pushed out 166 episodes from 1960 to 1966. The show was said to have been based on the sitcom "The Honeymooners" and was also one of the first shows that had a married couple sharing the same bed.
Even today, "The Flintstones" remains one of the most famous cartoons in pop culture.