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Peggy Moffitt

The top American model of the 1960s, Peggy Moffitt was a startling innovator who didn't just wear fashions, she inspired them. The daughter of screenwriter Jack...

Rudi Gernreich

Like his art world contemporary Andy Warhol, Rudi Gernreich was a modern visionary and shrewd press manipulator. He guaranteed himself media exposure with sound...

Donald Campbell

In 1964, Campbell broke the world land-speed record at Lake Eyre in South Australia when he drove Bluebird at 403.1 mph.

Mary Millington

  Mary Millington was found dead in bed at her home at Walton-on-the-Hill in Surrey in 1979 by her husband Richard Maxted. By the bed...

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle's illustrious baseball career began in the 1950s when he was a teenage phenomenon out of Commerce, Oklahoma, thrust into the limelight of...

Dorothy Stratten

  Born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten, Dorothy Stratten was a former Dairy Queen waitress from a cowtown in Canada. At the age of 18 she was...

Oswald Mosley

Oswald Ernest Mosley was born in Manchester on 16 November 1896, the son of the fifth baronet and heir to a sizable fortune. Entering Parliament...

Yorkshire Ripper

The 'Yorkshire Ripper' killings started in July 1975 and continued until November 1980, during which time 13 women were murdered in the north of...

Uri Geller

In 1973, chaos followed Geller's appearance at the BBC (the first time he had appeared live on a TV show) when hundreds of people phoned in to...

Stuart Sutcliffe

Deciding to concentrate on being an artist rather than a musician, Sutcliffe opted to stay in Hamburg and lived there with his girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr. Stuart...

Hot Gossip

Risqué, dance troupe Hot Gossip were formed by dance teacher Arlene Phillips and appeared regularly at Maunkbury's nightclub in London before being spotted by...

Mary Whitehouse

Born on 13 July 1910, and married to Ernest Whitehouse in 1940, Mary Whitehouse (nee Hutcheson) was an art teacher and mother of three...

Barbara Windsor

During the mid-50s, Barabara Windsor was the singer with Ronnie Scott's Band for a while. She joined the band as replacement for Annie Ross...

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Mods & Rockers

By 1964, the majority of British youth was split into two factions called Mods and Rockers who each dressed in their own distinctive style. Mods...

Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren was born on 22 January 1946 in North London. His father left when he was two and he and his brother Stuart...

Cresta

The coolest ad campaign of the Seventies. The Bear that inspired The Fonz (no, really). The drink that stripped paint. "It's frothy man".

Sweets (Candy)

No childhood memories are quite so evocative as those of the sweets (in the UK), candy (in the US) or lollies (in Australia) which...

Joy of Sex, The

In 1972, a strange book with strange drawings began to appear in bedrooms - The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort. Subtitled A Gourmet Guide, the book was...

Snakes & Ladders

The game of Snakes and Ladders actually began as a game called Moksha-Patamu in ancient India, where it was used to teach Hindu children...