shutoman saidSigh; Weren't the 60s fun!
They were for ME! I spent my entire teen years in the '60s (1962-1968 ). So much fun, like most teens find those years.
But also crazy, traumatic, a total social upheaval that isn't fully understood today.
In the US we had the Vietnam War, the draft, and 58,000 deaths. We had major riots in US cities for days that leveled whole communities. Assassinations were common, with JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X, and others. People said civilization was ending.
And yet, amid this apocalyptic background I found a lot of personal enjoyment. Fun among the ruins? Avoided the drug scene, I thought that self-destructive behavior. And the silly hippie fashions, and other mod fashions that came & went, were for others. I learned that the transience of the trendy was not for me.
I remember Peter O'Toole in the '60s for Lawrence, and Becket
(puzzled why that isn't being mentioned in his obits), and Lion in Winter
(where O'Toole reprises his Becket
role as an aging Henry II).