1970's

Jim Crow. Discrimination. Poverty. Racism. The sixties was a trying time for the African-American community. Romantic relationships even struggled as stereotypes and frustrations prevailed. Through it all, African-Americans were able to create The Black Panther Party, march on Washington, outlaw discriminatory voting practices, and give birth to a host of wonderful poets, artists, and authors.

A TRIBUTE TO THE ARTS & CULTURE OF THE SIXTIES

CULTURE

The sixties brought peace signs, protests, and had folks doing the twist and the jerk, all while rocking an afro.
The 60's are gone, the drugs will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and rock and roll never as great.

MUSIC

From Powerful ballads, gutting wrenching blues to high-energy music that forced hips and bodies to gyrate as fast as possible and as long as possible – Black musicians were key forces on the American music scene during the 1960’s.

JAMES BROWN

"Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud" is a 1968 recording by James Brown. It is notable both as one of Brown's signature songs and one of the most popular "black power" anthems of the 1960s. In the song, Brown addresses the prejudice towards blacks in America, and the need for black empowerment. He proclaims that "we done made us a chance to do for ourself/we're tired of beating our head against the wall/workin' for someone else".

ARETHA FRANKLIN

Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" and "Think". These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

FURNITURE

MICHAEL JACKSON

The 1960's--MJ's 'Lost Childhood'
Such was the decade of the 1960s—the setting of much of MJ's deprived childhood but, also, a decade of musical formation and growth. Could it be that the artist got stuck not only in the fantasies of his lost childhood but, as well, by the racist standards of art and beauty that doggedly persisted during the decade? Nonetheless, Michael Jackson went on to lead a successful music career that spanned several decades.

OTIS REDDING

Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer and songwriter, record producer, arranger and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in popular music and a major artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. His singing style has been influential among the soul artists of 1960s and helped exemplify the Stax Sound.

SEVENTIES FACTS

COST OF LIVING
In 1960 ....
Average Cost of house $12,500.00
Average Income per year $5,315.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas
27 cents

Average Cost of a new car $2,850.00

Bacon for 1LB
67 cents

Eggs per dozen
30 cents
FUN FACTS
The population of the world is 3,039,433,944

Alfred Hitchcock's move Psycho is the year's most talked about film.

In 1960, Dwight D. Eisenhower was President with Richard Nixon serving as vice president.

Russia and America were locked in a race to get into space.

In 1969, Woodstock was the place where 400,000 people gathered to take part in the hippy movement.

Chubby Checker introduces The Twist at the Peppermint Lounge in New York.

2,000 computers are delivered in the U.S.

The Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Green Bay Packers for the NFL championship.

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to The Apartment.

Gunsmoke remains the most popular program ahead of Wagon Train, Have Gun Will Travel, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Real McCoys.

The Flintstones is television' first prime-time cartoon series.

SIXTIES FASHION

DANCES

We hope you'll join us in wearing sixties attire at this year's event! Here are some locations at which to purchase your costumes:

FOR CLOTHING:

Goodwill Store

817 South La Brea

Los Angeles, CA 90036


The Way We Wore

334 S La Brea Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 937-0878


American Vintage Clothing

1701 West Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

213-674-6829


American Vintage Clothing

7575 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

(323) 944-0640


Iguana Vintage Clothing

6320 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 462-1010


American Superior Village

7377 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

323. 852-0969


FOR SHOES AND BOOTS:


Maya Shoes of Hollywood

6564 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

323. 960-0302


American Vintage Clothing

1701 West Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

213-674-6829