arts and culture
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The main television series of the decade is one that still holds its cult-show status today: Star Trek.
The Flintstones were a very popular series for 60s society.
The Caped Crusader and his sidekick, Robin, were well-known heroes in the 60s and saved the world from inevitable destruction many a time.
Perhaps the most famous of the 60s movies to have survived through the ages is James Bond and the television spin-off series, The Saint.
Alfred Hitchcock's thriller, Psycho, was released in 1960. The shower scene that terrified so many, apparently consisted of chocolate sauce rather than blood!
The hit musical My Fair Lady was released in 1964.
The Sound of Music was the most popular musical film of all time. It was released in 1965.
Art goes pop! Andy Warhol and other "pop-artists" dominated the art scene with their mass-produced images of everyday objects such as Coke bottles and Brillo pad boxes. These were elevated to the status of high art and prominently displayed in major galleries.
The Doors was a popular group whose clever lyrics and haunting tunes tackled topics that most of society refused to acknowledge.
Jimi Hendrix, easily recognised for his colourful plumage and inability to say no to anything, arrived in England in 1966 and world-wide fame was almost immediate.
Janis Joplin was a country and folk singer who is probably most famed for her sexl, drugs and alcohol way of living. She died of a heroin overdose in 1970.
The Beatles' first album, "Love Me Do" did not do well on release, but this did not deter the "Fab Four" who later became probably the most popular 60s rock group.