Growing up in the 50's and 60's
What it was like to be young in the 1950s and 1960s - Into the 60s
Into the 1960's, the decade of change
After a decade of 'black and white', things got colourful
At the turn of the decade it was like the Country and the rest of the western world was sitting on a time bomb.
The late 50's had seen some rebellious goings on. Rock and Roll arrived from the USA sparking off leather clad teenagers going over the top at Bill Haley Concerts etc.
An early sign of the culture to come was the Government lifting the ban on D.H.Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'. Needless to say there was a message in this. Stop people having something and as soon as you change your mind - it'll sell out - which it did!
Then came Gary Powers, the American Spy Plane Pilot, being captured 'red handed' by the Russians and was imprisoned.
In America, Kennedy just beat Nixon in the Presidential elections.
A new decade! What was coming? As a 12 year old in 1960, I was looking for places to hide in the garden and lived every day as my last.
The writing was on the Wall!
We've never had it so good"
and at home, Sarah and Mark (no.s 4 and 5) were growing up as I did in the 50's
The first No.1 in 'The Hit Parade' of 1960 was Emile Ford singing 'What do you want to make those eyes at me for'
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