The Signs of the Times:
When McDonald's signs said "more than one million
When shopping centers were closed on Sundays.
When subliminal advertising on television was
The Good Humor ice cream man dressed in white with
the change machine on his belt.
Dances: the twist, the pony, the frug, mash potato,
hully gully, the swim.
Twiggy hair cuts
The "Peace Sign" with two fingers.
"Far out, Maaaannnnn..."
Love ins and Peace Marches....
The assassinations of JFK, Bobby Kennedy and Martin
Teddy Kennedy and Chappaquidick
Jesus Christ Superstar
"I'm OK, You're Okay"
EST and Transcendental Meditation.
Be Here Now.
"Suppose they gave a war and nobody came?"
LBJ and Lady Bird
J. Edgar Hoover
Civil rights breakthroughs
Alice B. Toklas
Manual typewriters (Example:
Vinyl records: 45's and 33's -- aka LP's for "long
playing". Diamond needles. Scratched and warped records. The record changer
where you could stack up to 6 records, but when on the 6th record it would
play slower. If a record was scratchy you'd put a penny on top of the diamond
head to give it weight and play through the scratches.
1964 World's Fair
Timothy Leary -"Tune in, Turn on, drop out."
Richard Alpert aka
Baba Ram Das
Making and wearing
Tie Dye T-Shirts
Dice hanging from the rear view mirror
Richard M. Nixon
Spiro T. Agnew
The old NBC Peacock and accompanying jingle
"Put a tiger in your tank!"
Full service gas stations
S & H Green Stamps (I remember going to the store
with mom to redeem them)
The Age of Aquarius
Zap Comic Books
Candy Apple Red
Love, Not War"
Mystery" --when they said on the radio that Paul had died. We would
listen to the ongoing saga on the radio at dinner time. It was like a serial
soap opera, updated daily with clues.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
The Drug Culture:
says: "Keep on
Marijuana= Pot, Dope, Mary Jane, Hashish,
Hash Brownies, Sensimillian, Hookah Pipes, US
Cheech and Chong
Uppers, Downers, Valium, Speed, LSD=Acid
"Never trust anyone over 30."
Remember when 30 sounded