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Step back in time: to 1960

Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look back at life back in 1960. This is a year that marks the beginning of a shift in Britain and around the world; war and depression was over and the decade that followed was a time of great hope, excitement and change.

The Swinging Sixties would come to be known as a golden age of British pop music and fashion, and at the turn of the decade there was already a glimmer of the many exciting things to come.

So grab a cuppa and step back in time with us to 1960…

Popular Culture

Popular Culture offers a glimpse into the lives of people and the big and little things that made up the everyday. Here’s a snapshot of life and pop culture in 1960.

 

World Events

1960 wasn’t just an important year in Britain. Here’s a look at some of the most significant events that took place in 1960 around the globe. 

 

Sporting moments 

From big upsets to big wins, here are some of the most significant moments to take place in sport in 1960. 


Pas Seul wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup while Merryman II wins the Grand National at Aintree.

 

Famous births

Some big personalities came into the world in 1960. Here’s a few of the famous faces born this year.

Music 

Nothing takes us back like music; these were some of the best-selling artists and most popular songs on the radio in 1960. 

Best selling single of the year: Elvis Presley, It’s Now or Never [8 weeks at number 1]

Christmas number 1: Cliff Richard, I Love You

Other popular songs

Cliff Richard, Please Don’t Tease Me

Chubby Checker, The Twist

The Everly Brothers, Cathy’s Clown [7 weeks at number 1]

The Shadows, Apache [5 weeks at number 1]

How old were you in 1960? Does our timeline bring back any memories? 

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Janet P
27th May 2016
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I just love the site, brings back so many wonderful memories of my teenage years, one of the best is this one 1960's...I was 17..loved ever minute of it, and fell in love with Cliff...ty
Shirlk
18th Apr 2016
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I was 20 and having a ball . Loved trips to London , and the fashions , bought a Mary Quant shift for a weeks wages ! Had it for years ! We had good dance halls in Devon , remember jiving , always in heels ! For a whole evening . Oh boy ! No wonder my feet ache now
daddad
25th Sep 2015
1
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USE TO SIT OUT SIDE THE PINEAPPLE CLUB ESHWINNING CO DURHAM. LISTENING TO ALL THE SONGS SUNG. IN THEM GOOD OLD DAY.IT WAS A VERY POPULAR, CLUB IN THE 60S .
h2o
6th Sep 2015
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I was 17 and I feel so lucky to have been a part of that great era. The music was brilliant, we had so many dance halls in Glasgow it was hard to choose. The clothes and style was fabulous. And we just had so much fun. Wish I could do it all again.
Sandraterry
6th Sep 2015
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I was Just 15 in 1960 but I remember all the words of these records. Very happy days and great memories.
oldone
6th Sep 2015
1
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Now that's what I call music,
Geobrit1
6th Sep 2015
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Excellent look back .....more please ☺☺☺☺☺
maddieson
6th Sep 2015
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What a lovely sunday morning listen to the 60's x
JohnHerb
3rd Sep 2015
3
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Remember the 60s well. I was only a teenager but it was a time of great and rapid change in society, culture, politics etc. First time youth had a voice. The music and arts flourished like never before -really an explosion of genius. I loved it. the 70s-not so much! The 80s and onwards fantastic. What a great time all us "Silversurfers" have lived through!

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