Entertainment from the 1960's, is still played, listened to, and watched today. Some T.V. shows that were big then are "The Munsters," and " Sesame Street." The Munsters were a family of monsters, except the cousin was a human being. This show was seen in black and white. Past shows are still shown on television today. Sesame Street is an educational show with fictional characters. There are many different characters that help young children learn. It teaches them the ABC's,123's and moral values.
The Beetles, one of the most successful musical phenomenon ever, began their first tour of the United States in 1964. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr made up this musical group. The hit musical Sound of Music was created in 1965 and was a total phenomenon . The musical was about a family that had to live through the devastating World War II. This family classic is still shown annually. It stars Julie Andrews as Fraulien Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp. The Sound Of Music won five Academy Awards including "Best Film" and "Best Musical Score".
Popular novels that were written in the sixties were, "Sounder" and "The Cricket in Times Square."
A comic strip that was popular in the 60's was "Peanuts." The comic strip has now been made into cartoons. The cartoon and it's characters, such as Snoopy and Charlie Brown, are still popular today, even though the author, Charles Shultz, has passed away.
Toys that were used as entertainment were trampolines, GI Joe figurines, space toys, and remote control toys.
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