The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
The Day the '60s Died chronicles May 1970, the month in which four students were shot dead at Kent State. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War. From college campuses, to the jungles of Cambodia, to the Nixon White House, the film takes us back into that turbulent spring 45 years ago.
In the late 1950s, a fresh, unconventional style of standup comedy emerged in sharp contrast to the standard "Take my wife, please" approach. It tackled such previously taboo subjects as sex, religion, drugs, and politics, and ushered in an avant-garde era of comedy that was decidedly more cerebral, satirical, and improvisational than before. Here are many of the maverick comedians who took those big risks years ago and paved the way for today’s current crop of outrageous, in-your-face comics. Many of these rare television performances have not been seen in 30 or 40 years. Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks (1966) Jackie Mason (1961) Bob Newhart (1966) Shelly Berman (1966) Bill Cosby (1965) Jonathan Winters (1961) Smothers Brothers (1974) Steve Martin (1977) Rowan & Martin (1964) Lily Tomlin (1975) George Carlin (1967 & 1975) Richard Pryor (1967 & 1974) Andy Kaufman (1977) Hendra & Ullett (1966) Billy Crystal (1976) Jay Leno (1978) David Letterman (1979)
Live concert with Hermans Hermits : Im Into Something Good, Henry VIII, Theres a Kind of hush, Tommy James & Shondells : Draggin The Line, Crystal Blue persuasion, Crimson & Clover, Mony Mony, Mark Lindsay : Indian Reservation, Kicks, Buckinghams: Kind og a Drag, Susan, Dont You Care, Gary Lewis & Playboys : Green Grass, This Diamond Ring, Chad & Jeremy : Yesterdays Gone, Summer Song, Grass Roots : Midnight Confessions, Id Wait a Million Years, Lets Live For Today
The 1960s began with what has been regarded as the 'Greatest Test Series Ever Played', Australia v West Indies in 1960/61, then all the drama of the 1961 Tour of England with the 'Battle of the Ridge' and the dramatic final day at Old Trafford.
While the 1960s recedes further into history with each passing year, the music that came out of the decade remains enormously popular. That is plain to see—and hear—on PBS’ The ’60s Rock Experience Live. This new installment of the smash MY MUSIC concert series contains nearly 2½ hours of the most stirring, personal and yet universal songs ever written.
It all began when the Beatles landed in America, on February 7, 1964. Their arrival heralded the beginning of the "British Invasion," and rock and roll would never be the same. American teenagers listened to their transistor radios or 45 rpm records, and it seemed as though every young, white high-school-age male wanted to start a band. Soon, new rock and roll groups were coming together, playing in garages, basements and living rooms all around Chicago.
DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM is back and now delivering a collection of the most astounding trailer trash ever to engulf the Age of Aquarius and the Disco era in cinematic up-chuck! Bursting with over 6 hours of non-stop sex, violence, monsters and mayhem in 146 theatrical trailers.
Seminal gonzo documentarian Aron Ranen presents his peripatetic journey to uncover the secret history of psychedelics. From legitimate experiments conducted at the Harvard Divinity School to the bizarre plans to dose unknowing Johns in a CIA run brothel. LSD was made illegal in 1966 right at of the height of the Anti-War and Counter-Culture Movements. Ranen's journeys to find out why? Includes his new Interviews with Ram Dass & Paul Krassner.
It's hard to believe that in the early days of television, brewers were initially wary of advertising their products on the air. With Prohibition still a relatively recent memory, many thought advertising beer on TV would be in bad taste. Commercials of this type were initially restricted to evening showings only, with Sundays completely off limits. However, with television sets quickly becoming a fixture in bars and taverns, advertisers realized that they had a unique opportunity to market directly to their customer at the barstool. So beer commercials became a fixture in the landscape of 1950s and 60s television, with companies scrambling to sign up beloved celebrities to pitch their product.
9 OUT OF 10 DOCTORS AGREE... The history of the hard sell and not always truthful advertising flashes before your eyes in this remarkable collection of politically incorrect cigarette commercials from the 1950s and 60s. Doctors, famous actors, sports heroes and beautiful women light up and extol the virtues of a smooth flavorful smoke, oblivious to the health issues that would arise in subsequent decades.
Documentary about photographer Brian Duffy.
Toy maven Ira H. Gallen's fascinating collection of nearly 100 TV toy ads from the '50s and '60s will be as much fun for adults as the toys themselves were in their childhood. Often hilarious, often spooky, these spots offer a rich sampling of period corporate media tactics, and a pop-psych peek into the juvenile world from which an entire counterculture was to spring.
If you were born in the '60s, your decade opened with John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States. Over 850,000 "war baby" students entered college as freshman. The cartoon The Flintstones appeared on Television for the first time.
1. The Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down 2. Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine 3. Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale 4. The Who - I Can See For Miles 5. Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man 6. The Nice - America 7. Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger & The Trinity - This Wheel's on Fire 8. Status Quo - Pictures of Matchstick Men 9. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Fire 10. Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends 11. Small Faces - Song of a Baker 12. The Moody Blues - Ride My See Saw 13. The Bonzo Dog Band - Canyons of your Mind 14. The Incredible String Band - Half Remarkable Question 15. The Move - I Can Hear The Grass Grow 16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe 17. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Sunshine of your Love 18. Cream - White Room 19. The Moody Blues - Om
Nostalgic food and beverage commercials just the way they aired during the Golden Age of Television! All the products you remember being advertised on TV are here, from coffee and soft drinks, to hot dogs, cereals, snacks, candy, and more. It's a sentimental trip back in time!
Review of 1960's pop stars, with interviews then and now
Multi-Grammy Award winning artist James Brown, best known for his smoldering singing and revolutionary rhythmic style, is recognized worldwide as one of the most prolific figures in 20th century popular music. He remains a strong cultural influence as a newsmaker, musician, activist and peacemaker that transcends even the awesome celebrity he achieved as the Godfather of Soul. A whole new generation is discovering James Brown today through his music and his pivotal presence in American political affairs in the 1960s.
'Smiling Through the Apocalypse' chronicles a man whose editorial instincts produced one of the greatest magazines ever: Harold Hayes, the swinging editor and cultural provocateur of the iconic Esquire Magazine of the Sixties. Through the narrative of his son Tom, a journey ensues opening unprecedented access to some of the Esquire magazine's most compelling talents, from Nora Ephron to George Lois, and Tom Wolfe to Gore Vidal. The film is a story of risk, triumph, and challenge told by the people that helped make the magazine great, and a son who only come to understand his father's editorial greatness 23 years after his passing.
The film explores the memory and the legacy of the 60s counterculture through interviews with NY political activists, artists and people on the street. The mosaic of voices heard in the documentary creates a public site for memories, reflections and hopes for the future to be shared beyond the confines of one's community. An inter-generational exploration on what is left of the 60s in people's memory and consciousness.
It is now fifty years since the start of the 1960s – ten years of change, innovation, excitement and creativity that revolutionised our lives. To celebrate this amazing decade, Lulu presents Rewind the 60s - five entertaining programmes that explore all aspects of the 1960s: from where we lived, to what we ate, to how we dressed, and what we listened to. With the help of some very special guests, Lulu shows us how that extraordinary decade transformed Britain and the world forever – and how much fun it was to live through.
The 60's Generation is a television show that played videos and performance clips from 1960s acts. It was one of the shows in VH1 Classic's first cable line-up, but its repetitive nature led to its cancellation in early 2004.
Through the lenses of the newsreel cameras and advertising of the time, we present an affectionate look back at the changing face of Great Britain from the 1940s through to the 'Swinging Sixties'. Take a voyage back in time and experience one of the most exciting periods in the history of the United Kingdom, brought to life once more through incredible archive footage.