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Groovy Photos From The 1960s Show Just How Different Lives Were Back Then

In the 1960s, fashion was groovy, peace and love were all the rage, and the spirit of unity and togetherness inspired pwoplw to work together to create a better world. We may not be able to time travel back to this beloved decade just yet, but these rare photos from the '60s will make you feel like you were practically there yourself!

1. I Got You Babe

Elvis and Priscilla Presley weren't the only power couple of the '60s. Before she enjoyed enormous success as a solo artist, Cher was part of Sonny & Cher with her then-husband, Sonny Bono. They quickly became an iconic husband-and-wife duo. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention the cute pooch sat in the middle there.

2. Friends before fans

For a short time, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix had a gig as the opening act for The Monkees. It may seem like an odd choice for the iconic rocker, but he and the band were all very good friends. They even jammed out in private sessions in hotel rooms. What we’d have given to be a fly on the wall!

3. Songstress

Linda Ronstadt has collaborated with many well-known musicians, including The Eagles and Paul Simon. In the '60s, though, she performed with her own band before branching off into a solo career. They were called The Stone Poneys. Does "Different Drum" or "Sweet Summer Blue and Gold" ring any bells at all?

4. Fashion aesthetics

The biggest revolution in women's fashion came in the form of the miniskirt. Beyond being stylish, women used these skirts as a personal statement about their bodies; in their minds, they could wear whatever they wanted regardless of what more conservative folk might say. Why did they need to dress like their parents and grandparents?