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1960s POP CULTURE. 60s SLANG. Bogart = to “hog” something Boss = a great/cool thing Bug out = irritate or bother Chinese Fire Drill = Stop at a red light and switch spots Chrome Dome =bald guy Church Key = can opener Cooties =illness to the “ uncool ”

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60s SLANG

Bogart= to “hog” something

Boss= a great/cool thing

Bug out= irritate or bother

Chinese Fire Drill= Stop at a red light and switch spots

Chrome Dome=bald guy

Church Key= can opener

Cooties=illness to the “uncool”

Copasetic= everything is cool/excellent

Duck Tail=male hairstyle with hair slicked back

Fink=tattle tale/nark

Fuzz=police

Gnarly/Groovy=cool

Jazzed=excited

KYBO= bathroom (Keep Your Bowels Open)

Lay it on me=tell me

Meat=nickname for a jock/dumb guy

Melvin=wedgie

Primo=the best

Scarf=eat really fast

Skuzz bucket=ugly car

Square=uncool person

Suicide knob=used so that one could drive with one hand and have the other around their date

Sweat hog=ugly person

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MUSIC

  • British Invasion: Referred to the mass movement of UK pop music to the US in the 1960s
  • In 1963 The Beatles performed on the Ed Sullivan Show launching this movement
  • The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Manfred Mann, Herman’s Hermits, The Kinks, The Who, Donovan, and many more
  • Woodstock: 3-day free music festival in the summer of 1969 in upstate New York with 500,000 people in attendance
  • Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Santana, CCR, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Who, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Jimi Hendrix
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SPORTS

  • Muhammad Ali: Famous boxer, political activist, draft dodger, “Sportsman of the Century”
  • "I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong...No Viet Cong ever called me n*****"
  • OLYMPIANS
  • Wilma Rudolph (Track and Field), Peggy Fleming (Figure Skating), Arthur Ashe (Tennis)
  • BASEBALL STARS
  • Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron
  • FOOTBALL STARS
  • Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas, Bart Starr, Gale Sayers, Jim Brown, “Deacon” Jones
  • BASKETBALL STARS
  • Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Oscar Robertson
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OTHER…

  • Rat Pack: Originally led by Humphrey Bogart, the “Pack” consisted of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Peter Lawford who acted in films and partied together
  • Flower Power: Non-violent, peaceful movement by hippies and others
  • Drug Culture: Recreational, psychedelic and hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD, peyote, mushrooms, and marijuana were popularized by Dr. Timothy Leary, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and others
  • Charles Manson: led the “Manson Family” to murder at least 7 people
  • Moon Landing: Apollo 11 mission which landed the first man on the moon in July of 1969