After getting some great music from Grace of Dragon's Alley from the 50s and 60s. Then it was this post from Sarge Charlie and this post from Empress Bee that really got me to thinking about the 60s. I decided to take a look at the 60s in the good old U.S of A.
Average Salary $4,743
Teacher's Salary $5,174
Minimum Wage $1.00
Life Expectancy: Males 66.6 years, Females 73.1 years
A great decade for musicals such as: Camelot, Hello Dolly, Oliver, Man of La Mancha, Hair, and Funny Girl.
Chubby Checker introduced the Twist on American Band Stand in 1961 and a new craze was born with dancing becoming something you didn't need a partner for.
The Mashed Potato, The Swim, The Watusi, the Monkey and The Jerk followed the Twist.
This was also the decade of the Go-Go girls, on stages or in bird cages, who danced above the crowd.
The Flintstones became the second cartoon on in primetime. (The first was Rocky and his Friends in 1959). Of course, more followed such as Alvin & the Chipmunks, The Jetsons, and Mr. Magoo.
Family television was The Andy Griffith Show. For our sitcom of that decade it was The Beverly Hillbillies. The sci-fi and supernatural included: Bewitched, The Addams Family, My Favorite Martian, I Dream of Jeannie, Star Trek, The Outer Limits, and The Twilight Zone.
Who could forget Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. You bet your bippy you can't!
Do you remember most of this? Me too.