Music fans gather for the Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ concert at California’s Altamont Speedway in 1969.
Musicians were able to connect with confused, scared and angry Americans – including those who supported the war – in a way actors, broadcasters and writers could not.
Students for a Democratic Society was the largest – and arguably most successful – student activist organization in U.S. history.
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Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
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Donald Trump will preside over a new American reality as it takes shape. How can we understand it?
Ravers party hard even when surrounded by police – but the law is not on their side.
The 20th century saw battle lines drawn between music-driven youth movements and the state like none before.
The Black Panthers and Young Patriots hold a press conference in 1969.
Could a similar coalition emerge today?
John Sebastian performing at Woodstock © Henry Diltz Corbis
The V&A’s current exhibition, Revolution, highlights that all is not rosy from the vantage point of 2016.
Nixon would have baulked at some of Trump’s tactics.
The 1968 presidential election saw belligerent, race-baiting populism in full flower. Sound familiar?
Psychedelia is too often dismissed as a product of the decade and the drugs, but the phenomenon has a far richer history than that of the swinging 60s.
Cilla Black in 1963.
She might now seem rather light-entertainment, but as the only female act to make a success out of 'Merseybeat' and go on to an ITV career as a female powerhouse, she deserves more.
The Beatles on Salisbury Plain whilst filming Help!
The first film to see The Beatles in technicolour is 50 years old.
A TWA annual report from the early 1960s featured its gleaming new terminal.
With air travel no longer possessing the romantic allure it once did, the structure is slated to become a hotel.
Would there be a place in advertising’s postmodern era for Don Draper?
The final season concludes in 1969. What happened in the advertising industry over the ensuing decades?
Rock ‘n’ roll is never just about the music.
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The Rolling Stones are currently nearing the end of their seventh (and quite possibly last) tour of Australia and – despite cancelling the Hanging Rock gig due to Mick Jagger’s throat infection – are still…