The Twist dance craze of the 1960’s

Twist dance

The advent of Rock and Roll in the 1950’s introduced a profound change in the way men and women danced.  One of the first worldwide rock-n-roll dance crazes occurred in the 1960’s when The Twist dance hit the scene and became a worldwide sensation.

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The Bell Bottom Pants fad of the 1970’s

People wearing bell bottom pants at steps of public library on Capitol Street Charleston

Trousers with legs that became wider from the knees downward were immensely popular in the 1970’s. Called “bell bottom pants” because of the bell like flare at the bottom of the pants leg, the bell bottom pants craze began in the late 1960’s but bell bottom pants were worn many years before.

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The spirited history of Vaudeville Theater Shows (1900’s)

Vaudeville act of Weber and Fields

About Vaudeville Vaudeville, popular from the late 1880’s through the early 1930’s, was a theatrical form of entertainment in the United States and Canada. Vaudeville performances, which often ran around the clock, ran a series of separate, unrelated acts which included musicians, dancers, comedians, trained animals, magicians, male and female impersonators, acrobats, jugglers, and one…

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The history of the Victor Victrola Phonograph (1900’s)

Invention of the Gramophone In 1880, Emile Berliner invented the flat phonograph record and recording/playback device called the Gramophone, the direct forerunner to Victor Talking Machine Company’s Victrola phonograph. Three years earlier, in 1877, Thomas Edison had invented the cylinder phonograph. Two problems kept the cylinder phonograph from succeeding though – the wax recording media…

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Who can remember the LSD (Acid) craze of the 1960’s?

25 LSD blotters Printed Image: 1943 Bicycle day

Lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD or “acid”, famous for its role in the 1960’s counterculture movement, is a colorless, odorless, and slightly bitter tasting drug. It goes by many names including Acid, Trips, Uncle Sid, Blotter, Lucy, Alice, back breaker, battery acid, doses, dots, Elvis, loony toons, lucy in the sky with diamonds, lazy sunshine dust,…

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History of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1970’s)

Rocky Horror Picture Show 15th anniversary video cassette poster

Rocky Horror Picture Show Introduction The Rocky Horror Picture Show (RHPS) is a 1975 film adaption of the British classic rock musical stage play written by Richard O’Brien. The movie, a parody of science fiction and “B” grade horror films, was a popular cult movie that, due to its unusual soundtrack and unique allowance of…

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