The Swinging Sixties was a youth-driven cultural revolution that took place in the United Kingdom during the mid-to-late s, emphasising modernity and fun-loving hedonism, with Swinging London as its centre. Among its key elements were the Beatlesas leaders of the British Invasion of musical acts; Mary Quant 's miniskirt ; popular fashion models such as Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton ; the mod subculture ; the iconic status of popular shopping areas such as London's King's RoadKensington and Carnaby Street ; the political activism of the anti-nuclear movement ; and sexual liberation. During the s, London underwent a "metamorphosis from a gloomy, grimy post-war capital into a bright, shining epicentre of style".
Left: Michael Caine during the filming of 'Alfie,' a promotional image from the documentary 'My Generation. After a decade of post-war austerity, the youth of London were ready to party, and party they did. The dress code was sharp and sexy for the models and rock stars who defined the scene, icons like Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, The Who and the Small Faces.
So many stories, Paul us a living encyclopedia of music and more of the 60's. It was a very detailed tour of more then two houers, of which we have lerened a lot. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us last Sunday, Shimi. I look forward to the opportunity of taking you down to Richmond on your next visit.
They don't call the decade the Swinging Sixties for nothing. Amid major social movements, a musical revolution, and changing fashions a new crop of fashion muses emerged, who redefined beauty and carved out the term "supermodel. As one of the world's first supermodels, Jean Shrimpton spearheaded the new wave of cover girls spawned from the Swinging London movement.
Research has found that nearly half of UK adults said that the decade famed for its iconic fashion, ground-breaking music and significant moments in history was the most defining. The sixties beat other eras hands down when it came to music? Thanks to the arrival of the mini-skirt championed by fashion designer Mary Quant respondents also voted the ?
Today, it feels as though some of those freedoms might increasingly come under question, at least in the US context. And in Britain, the recent furore over Brexit could not be more different to feelings about Europe in the early 70s as Britain prepared to enter the Common Market, a move which promised to usher in a new age of economic prosperity and international cooperation. Everyone knows that this was an era of great leaps in art, creativity and popular music, but try telling that to someone who lived on the edges of Salford in
Mon 1 Jan - Sat 30 Marmusic. From the magical sounds of American soul and its fantastic girl groups, to the British invasion of The Beatles, Kinks and The Rolling Stones, The Swinging Sixties Show will take you on a visual and musical journey through the decade that became associated with the birth of British pop culture, classic American soul and its iconic fashions. Thurs 3 Oct.
Viewer discretion is advised. His practice would take him from protests to private parties, from markets to mansions, from film sets to festivals and back again, as he captured the zeitgeist for magazines around the world. After completing a hotel management course in his native Hamburg, he briefly studied at the now-closed City of London College. But his most enduring images are his shots of everyday people, and he knows it.