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Afghan Coats

The Afghan Coat was a fur-lined and trimmed sheepskin or goatskin coat, sometimes with intricate embroidery decoration, but often crudely made. Particularly loved by hippies...

Africar

The Africar was the idea of Tony Howarth, an English journalist and photographer who spent much of the 1970s in Africa. He disliked the developed...

Afro

The hair-do that simply exploded out of the head - BOOM! Also the hair-do that told everyone you were bigger, better and badder than all...

After Shave

The liberated new man of the 70s was not afraid of scents. A whole new arm of the perfume industry opened up especially to...

Agent Orange

The selective weed killer known as "Agent Orange" became notorious for its use in the 1960s during the Vietnam War by US forces to...

Aggravation

Beginning in 1960, Aggravation managed to bring young and old together around the board for a classic marble race. Each player's task was to take...

Air Blaster Gun

Was there ever a toy gun as cool as Wham-O's Air Blaster? Not only did the thing look like a spaceman disintegration ray, it...

Air Hockey

Ice hockey enthusiast Bob Lemieux dreamed up this popular table game for billiards manufacturers Brunswick back in 1972. Almost instantly, the craze spread across...

Airball

Arcade game designers have always been a creative bunch, generally willing to try any idea (no matter how strange it may seem) if they...

Alan Bond

This English-born Australian entrepreneur was chair of the Bond Corporation from 1969 until 1990 during the years when its aggressive takeover strategy gave the...

Alec Douglas-Home

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home served as Prime Minister for a year from October 1963 to October 1964. He became famous for a series of records. He...

Allen Ginsberg

1 9 2 6 - 1 9 9 7 US poet and political activist. His reputation as a visionary, overtly political poet was established by Howl (1956),...

Allen Klein

Allen Klein was born in Newark on 18 December 1931 and spent several years in an orphanage after his mother's death during his infancy....

Amazing Maze

The deceptively simple concept of Amazing Maze was this: You were on one side of a maze, and you had to get to another. It...

Amphicar

As far as automotive ideas go, the Amphicar never really held water, even if it could float on it. However, this unusual amphibian somehow made...

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, the high priest of Pop Art, presented everyday images, from soup cans to celebrity photos, as high art, in repetitious silkscreen reproductions. His preoccupation...

Angel Delight

Angel Delight debuted in British supermarkets in 1967, promising the taste of strawberries and cream from colourful sachets of microdust. The luminous powder fell out...

Angel Sleeve Dresses/Blouses

The flower children hippies of the 1960s let go of convention and shrouded themselves in soft and fluid fabrics when they adopted the gypsy style wardrobe. Angel...

Angels Flight Suits

"The fit is so snug and provocative it's downright sinful" Coordinated gabardine disco suit with jacket, vest, and flared pants. The accompanying shirt had to...

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...