The 1960s

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  1. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    I felt like a man trapped in a woman's body. Then I was born.
  2. Wulfgang

    Wulfgang Synchromatic

    May 22, 2009
    Seattle WA./Omaha NE
  3. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Me too lol!
    Born in 66..
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  4. Javier668

    Javier668 Electromatic

    Nov 9, 2017
    The Beatles, Deep Purple , The Shadows, The Ventures and Led Zeppelin :)
  5. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    I feel like a manly man. That's why I use this:

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  6. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent


    Jefferson Airplane
    Richie Havens
    Jimi Hendrix
    Janice Joplin
    Joe Cocker
    Country Joe McDonald & The Fish
    Joni Mitchell
    Grateful Dead

    The Beatles
    Mountain - Mississippi Queen
    Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
    Janis Ian

    Junior High school & and learning how to stand up for myself. Prior to this time, my family had moved so many times that I rarely had any problems, because I was simply the new guy.
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    '60s---high school, military.

    I don't really remember much of it.
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  8. Pete66

    Pete66 Gretschie

    Nov 18, 2015
    Wyre and Fylde
    Another 66er here too!
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  9. Wulfgang

    Wulfgang Synchromatic

    May 22, 2009
    Seattle WA./Omaha NE
  10. Moleng1

    Moleng1 Synchromatic

    Jul 5, 2014
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    Age 2 - 12

    First memory, being woken up by my mom and being told President Kennedy had been shot, even though I had no idea who he was? I guess my mom just needed someone, anyone to talk to since my dad was AWOL most of the time.

    Discovering music through my very cool and sexy (to an eight year old) babysitter who would play English invasion bands (Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Cream, Spencer Davis, The Who, The Hollies, The Yardbirds, The Zombies, etc!!) and dance with us around the living room!

    My first pair of Beatle boots!

    My mom arguing with my dad to let me wear my hair longer.

    Bell bottoms and puffy sleeves!!

    My dad talking to the TV about "those hippie bastards" protesting the war.......................

    Was it really that long ago??

    60 only two weeks away, how the f*#k did that happen???
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I was born in '58 so I grew up during the " Wonder Years " and I was raised by the Greatest generation that ever lived .

    Schwinn Sting Ray Bikes with a close pin and a baseball card in the spokes . Lucky enough to see and remember those guys from Liverpool on The Ed Sullivan Show , stick ball , playing skully ( it's a Bronx street game ) riding mini-bikes . Raised in a family environment as all my friends were too . Having , knowing and respecting both sets of Grandparents . And if you were real lucky , remembering your Great Grandmother ( moms side ) and a Great Grandfather ( dads side ) . Being out with your friends on bicycles all day and your parents never worried , came home at dusk and grabbed a flashlight . Used phrases like " yes Sir " " no thank you " " may I please " " excuse me " " I'm sorry " . Going to Catholic School and having the snot beat out of you by a Nun ( and you took it like a kid too ) Looking up to real heroes like Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn and you wanted to be like them too when you grew up . Cub Scouts . Going to a restaurant once a year , getting a soda with dinner and your parents told you there was no more after that . .......... another list that can go on and on
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  12. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Lol the greatest generation = the worst parents cuz they were so full of themselves.
  13. buchon2111

    buchon2111 Gretschie

    Mar 26, 2016
    Way down in the boondocks
    Please explain? I am very curious to why you make such a hasty generalization.
  14. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    3 to 13:

    The Beatles, of course, and a lot of other great music. The space program.

    But overall, to me the 60s had a nightmare quality to them. Vietnam in our living rooms, Bobby Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. killed (I remember nothing firsthand about the JFK assassination) Richard Speck, Charles Whitman, the Tate/LaBianca murders, race riots, USS Forrestal fire, etc. More personally, my dad died at 56 in 1965 right in front of my eyes.

    Just not a great decade in a lot of ways.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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  15. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Lol. No.
  16. buchon2111

    buchon2111 Gretschie

    Mar 26, 2016
    Way down in the boondocks
    Sorry to bother you, Henry :)

    Hope you have a good day!
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  17. wvincagold

    wvincagold Gretschie

    Jan 4, 2018
    January 64 here.

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  18. wvincagold

    wvincagold Gretschie

    Jan 4, 2018
    67 was not a good year if you were in Michigan. The riots in Detroit put everyone on edge. The civil rights marches, the assasination of the President and Martin Luther King. Unrest was everywhere, Viet Nam was ramping up. So lets not pretend that it was all nostalgic and hunky dory. But some of the greatest music ever came out of that decade due in a major part because of all that strife as well as some of the greatest musicians ever.

    Uriah heep
    Black oak Arkansas
    Canned heat
    Simon and Garfunkle
    Peter paul and Mary
    Jim Croce

    But probably my three favorites
    Muscle cars
    Pony cars
    The womens movement (I know its sexist but all those braless breast were awesome!)

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  19. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Yep. I remember the six years military. Sort of a blur though.

    Not too sure I want to remember.