Book of Days: '60s: A Day-by-Day Look at the Pop Culture Moments That Made History

Book of Days: '60s: A Day-by-Day Look at the Pop Culture Moments That Made History

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by Harvey Solomon, Rich Appel
     
 

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The 1960s fused grassroots empowerment with psychedelia to form a countercultural revolution. Not surprisingly, it was an era teeming with pop culture milestones: Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox hats, free love at Woodstock, Andy Warhol’s soup cans, and legions of frenzied teenagers infected with Beatlemania. Take a day-by-day journey through the

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The 1960s fused grassroots empowerment with psychedelia to form a countercultural revolution. Not surprisingly, it was an era teeming with pop culture milestones: Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox hats, free love at Woodstock, Andy Warhol’s soup cans, and legions of frenzied teenagers infected with Beatlemania. Take a day-by-day journey through the unforgettable moments that shaped the decade’s films, television, books, music, fashion, and more, in Book of Days: ’60s.

  • January 1, 1962: A young group from Liverpool called The Beatles is turned down at their first record company audition.
  • February 28, 1967: Reclusive cartoonist R. Crumb and his pregnant wife, Dana, begin peddling the first copies of Zap Comix out of a baby stroller.
  • May 25, 1969: Dustin Hoffman yells, “I’m walkin’ here!” at a cabbie in the X-rated Midnight Cowboy.
  • September 7, 1968: A crowd of feminists pickets the Miss America pageant for “degrading mindless boob-girlies” (as one protestor’s sign reads).
  • December 6, 1964: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the story of an ostracized reindeer and an elf who wants to become a dentist, debuts on General Electric’s Fantasy Theater.

Includes a CD of hits from the decade!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435104723
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
06/22/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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