And another that said that the sixties end in 1966.
Depends... for exemple for me "sixties" are "Breakfast at Tiffany's" amd "Mad men",not "Hair".
I think that sixties were a decade of fast great changes,but big hairs,sideburns,huge lapels and bell botton trousers don't arrived until 1967 circa (and Mr Chipp from Chipp,a famous "Ivy League" shop and tailor house said that the "Ivy cycle of fashion ended with 1966").
Now 1967-1969 are only three years,too few for call they "the sixties".
Maybe is more correct said that 70s for many aspects start in 1967.
I can see extending the Sixties to 1972, but "Hair" is the
quintessential Sixties musical -- phenomenon, it was so much more than just a musical -- of the Sixties. I think it used to be described on the cover as the rock tribal musical of a generation, or something like that.
1968, Soixante-huitism, general social upheaval, was obviously in the Sixties. In 1969, the famous uprising at the Stonewall Inn took place, which is generally considered the start of the gay rights movement. (Public TV had a documentary on it.) The civil rights movement started in the early 1960s. The women's movement really got under way a little later, in the early 1970s. BTW, no bras were burned -- urban myth.
I associate the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" with the tail end of the Fifties. It's too elegant and concerned about appearances to be truly Sixties.The original story, which I've never read, was set in the Forties. It's harder. Holly Go Lightly was unambiguously a call girl.
I agree with the common observation that the 19th Century didn't end until 1914.
Edited by tailleuse, 02 May 2011 - 10:59 AM.