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Historical Photos From The Groovy Era



The 1960s and 1970s merged together to form one super era that will never be forgotten. Yes, we’re talking about The Groovy Era!
During this time, the wonderful people of the world began to truly experiment with music, fashion, innovation, and individuality – and they weren’t afraid to take risks. Check out these historical images from The Groovy Era.

Riding The Open Road

This snapshot is of Ann-Margret on a Triumph Chopper. This former model and actress was all the rage during The Groovy Era, and fans wanted to follow her every move.

A Bubbly Personality

In the 70’s, Lynda Carter quickly became mainstream and known worldwide for her infamous role as Wonder Woman. She became a major pop phenomenon and showcased that women can be sexy and kick some major butt at the same time.

The Resident Funnyman

Before Robin Williams’ big break, he booked numerous gigs at The Comedy Store in San Francisco and made it his mission to perform his stand-up routines with as much passion and charisma as possible.

The Famous Face

Sharon Tate’s photographs regularly made their way into newspapers and magazines across the world. Sadly, Sharon and her unborn baby passed away at the hands of the infamous Manson Family.

How They Roll

If you were lucky enough to grow up during The Groovy Era, there’s a high chance that you spent all of your free time playing outside with your friends, which included roller skating.

He’ll Be Back

During The Groovy Era, Arnie was just starting out and was making a name for himself within the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competitions.

The Flower Girls

During The Groovy Era, flower girls hoped to instill a sense of love and happiness among those that they encountered. They would stand by the side of the road, and hand out flowers.

Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn is one of the most recognizable faces in the world. She appeared in the classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She was a true gem of The Groovy Era.

Hey Mickey

This photo depicts the first ever meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club with its debut taking place in 1955 and continuing to bring people together from all walks of into the 1960s and 1970s.

Just Chilling Out

Elizabeth Taylor was a huge figure during The Groovy Era. She was an actress and a heartthrob, and wowed us by becoming one of the first women in Hollywood to be paid a staggering $1 million.

Cooling Off

The Groovy Era was all about the arts. Brigitte Bardot could sing, dance, act and became a fashion and beauty icon for many around the world.

The Young Heff

As the founder of Playboy and the former owner of the Playboy Mansion, Hugh Hefner quickly became known as one of the most infamous bachelors of all time.

Good Morning, Charlie

In 1977, the world was blessed with a brand new television series by the name of Charlie’s Angels. Jaclyn Smith was the only cast member that worked on the show for its entirety.

The Farrah Flip

You can’t talk about The Groovy Era without talking about Farrah Fawcett. With a hairstyle that was almost as famous as she was, Farrah Fawcett quickly became a household name.

Coming Together

The Groovy Era sparked a musical revolution, and more and more artists were coming out of the woodwork with new sounds and innovative music including – The Beatles.

The Original Cast

This photo showcases the original Saturday Night Live cast, including Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman, Chevy Chase, and Jane Curtin, to name a few.

Boating In Venice

This photograph of Paul Newman was taken in 1968 when the actor made his way to Venice to enjoy some free time before his next filming project.

Getting Ready

In 1976, Muhammad Ali used everything he could to prepare himself for an upcoming fight with Foreman. Even if that meant chopping down a few trees.

Here Comes The King

It’s no secret that Elvis Presley was pretty darn famous; they didn’t give him the nickname of ‘The King’ for nothing! Because of this, he couldn’t walk down the street without someone stopping him and asking for an autograph.

The Smooth Criminal

In this photograph, two of the biggest names of this era were having a chat about their music and maybe even discussing a collaboration – Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye.

Strutting Her Stuff

As a famous movie producer, Joan Bradshaw worked on blockbusters such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Back to the Future II. While walking her dog, she just couldn’t help but strut her stuff.

Ready For Woodstock

The Woodstock festival first opened its gates on August 15, 1969 and ticket-holders made their way to a dairy farm in New York. As traffic backed up, some people dumped their cars and walked.

A Limbo Contest

If you wondering how Iggy Pop is managing this move, we have a feeling it might have something to do with yoga – because it’s pretty darn impressive.

Wedding Bells

This photograph might not look like your typical wedding photo, but it was actually taken during Mick Jagger’s wedding celebrations.

A Trip To Egypt

During this time, music was all about experimentation and emotion – which meant jazz was all the rage. Louis Armstrong took this as his chance to make a name for himself.

Cool Threads

People who lived during this period didn’t follow societal rules, they didn’t feel as though they had to follow the crowd, and they wanted to be as unique as possible.

An In-Bed Protest

Yoko Ono and John Lennon chose to stage an in-bed protest to showcase their views and hope to inspire change in the world.

The Real Catwoman

With new adaptations of Catwoman coming out every decade, it’s easy to forget about the original women who took on the role, Eartha Kitt.

It’s All Bad News

In 1976, The Bad News Bears came into our lives, and nobody really thought this sports comedy would be a success. Nevertheless, it soon became one of the most famous movies of the era.

Fighting For What’s Right

This is one of the most iconic photographs to have ever come out of The Groovy Era, because it’s the only photo in existence that shows Martin Luther King and Malcolm X together.