October 26, 2014

1967's Summer of Love

Far-out footage of San Francisco and Swinging London from 1967.

October 25, 2014

Saturday night dose of 1966

A crime-fighting rock group with matching boots. Groovy man.

exit, stage left

Who was Snagglepuss anyway? A big, pink, gay lion? Theme songs.

October 12, 2014

The Searchers

Beautiful color film of The Searchers circa 1963/64.

What was your first word?

Believe it or not, mine was Batman. According to my family, I would stand in front of the tv and sing when the Batman tv show theme came on. It premiered in 1966, shortly before my first birthday.

Here I am on Christmas morning in 1966. Notice my sister Mary in the background with curlers in her hair. In the 1960s, my sisters would sleep all night in soup-can-sized curlers with their heads hanging off the bed so they could go to school with a flip hairdo.

Here's Mary's 11th grade school picture from 1967 with a pretty snazzy flip. In case you want to sing along with the Batman theme, here are the lyrics:
Batman, Batman, Batman,
Batman, Batman, Batman,
na na na na na na na
na na na na na na

October 4, 2014

mods, rockers and beatniks

If I want to be a beatnik, does that mean I can't bathe anymore?