SPECIAL PAPERBACK BOOK:
A 1960s Childhood:
From Thunderbirds to Beatlemania
By Paul Feeney. Paperback Book. 238 pages.
Illustrated with nostalgic black & white images throughout.
Do you remember Beatlemania? Radio Caroline? Mods and Rockers? The very first miniskirts? Chances are you were born in or around 1960. To the young people of today, the 60s seems like another age. For those who grew up in this decade, school life, ‘mod’ fashions and sixties pop music are still fresh and new. From James Bond to Sindy dolls and playing hopscotch in the street, life was very different then. After the tough and frugal years of the fifties, the sixties was a boom period, a time of changed attitudes and improved lifestyles. This delightful compendium of memories will appeal to all who remember this lively era. Take a nostalgic look at what it was like to grow up during the sixties and recapture all aspects of life back then. This book covers home life; street scenes; games, hobbies and pastimes; music, fashion and cinema; radio & television; schooldays and holidays; Christmas and memorable events in eleven chapters.
The chapter entitled: Whatever Happened To? investigates what became of celebrities of the period such as Adam Faith, Cathy McGowan, Harold Wilson, Helen Shapiro, Simon Dee and more. The opening chapter, A Decade of Change, describes the unimagined innovations which took place at the time, such as central heating, indoor bathrooms, a telephone and a TV inside the house – things now taken for granted, which seemed incredible at the time!