Do You Remember The 1960s?

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By Jabo
@jaboUK (55053)
United Kingdom
December 30, 2015 3:08pm CST
This was the age of peace and love, With flowers in our hair, Hippie beads and tye-dye skirts, We'd wear them all with flair. Those bomber jackets, drainpipe jeans, They were for the fellas, They wore their hair in Beatle cuts, Had jackets without collars. We'd kaftans, hot pants, go-go boots, We really went to town, Shift dresses with their mini skirts So short we daren't bend down. We'd twist and rock the whole night long, We'd dance till day got lighter, Now? If my bladder lets me sleep Then that is my all-nighter!. Original poem by Jabo
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Jan 16
You danced the night away, No sleep did you get. When you came home, Stumbling alone. You swore to do no more. Dressed again, wearing trim, To dance you went again! To dance and sway, The night away. Came stumbling home again. Sing and dance, All night to prance Your beau to hold you close Til time to go You kissed your beau; Each week you swore To dance no more Your clothes did look so fine, Your face you had to show Your moves did shine The boys so shy, With princess nigh, Drinks did pass Until at last Homeward you would go Hmmm... @jaboUK not great, but it will work. It still needs polishing, hon. BTW, I like your poem very well, hon!
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Jan 16
And no, to answer your question, I don't remember most of the 60's! I've said before I was born in 1963... You know, the same year @painsonslate graduated from High School! LOL!
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 16
@DaddyEvil Love your poem - you were obviously spying on me! And go on - rub it in - you could be my son
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• Canada
3 Jan 16
@DaddyEvil That is amazing! Good job Evil.
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@xFiacre (5189)
• Ireland
30 Dec 15
@jabouk I pity kids of the present age who'll never know what fun the 60s were. Still, my daughters still know how to wear dresses that are not designed for bending in. Excellent poem.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
@xFiacre That was the thing wasn't it ? - it was FUN. Thanks for liking the poem.
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@PainsOnSlate (20524)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
Burning your bra and women's rights were big in the 60's, i graduated in 63, Great fun and we were so innocent....
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
Lol - I never burned my bra! Might not have worn one, but burn it? -no!
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@sugartoes (42561)
• Greencastle, Indiana
30 Dec 15
@PainsOnSlate ha ha ha I didn't have to worry about burning a bra I never wore one I had nothing to put in one still don't
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Jan 16
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@Inlemay (16912)
• South Africa
30 Dec 15
Punk rockers, polka dot bell bottoms, waistcoats and bob hair
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
@Inlemay Ha - you remember! Did you just catch the late years of the decade?
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@Inlemay (16912)
• South Africa
30 Dec 15
@jaboUK I was a mature 10 year old with older sisters that had all these weird fashions. I loved to dress in their stuff, I even wore strange beads in my hair, My mom believed I would turn out to be the troublesome rebel child, with my unconventional styles, My dad would tell her - Let her be, she is exploring her personality. I loved the era and I think I would have been an awesome Flower Power child, but then I might not have become a straight lace cookie that I am now. ha ha ha
[Chorus] Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair In 77 and 69 revolution was in the air I was born too late into a world that doesn't care Oh I...
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
@Inlemay Lol - fun video, but in my experience it was the hippies that had flowers in their hair, not punk rockers. Did you see the streaker at the end??? I can just imagine you with beads in your hair at 10 years old. And you straight-laced? Not from what I've seen.
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@MALUSE (43520)
• Uzbekistan
31 Dec 15
Oh, yes! Boogie Woogie and Rock'n Roll. Bill Haley: Rock Around The Clock Wanda Jackson: Let's Have A Party Elvis! Easy Rider!
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@MSALUSE I see you remember it well. I didn't touch on the music in my poem because it would have made it as long as your arm
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• United States
31 Dec 15
@jaboUK you'll have to do the music one next
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@Marilynda1225 It's hard to do rhymes about musical acts, I'll have to see
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@Morleyhunt (20946)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
Mini skirts, yes...go-go boots, no..but I had some slave girl sandals that wrapped around my legs to the knee. Just at the end of the sixties, early seventies, don't forget the hot pants.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
@Morleyhunt Wot - no go-go boots? I didn't have any slave girl sandals, and I didn't forget the hot pants - I mention them in the poem.
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@Morleyhunt (20946)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
@jaboUK missed the hot pants the first read. Oh to be young and carefree.
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• United States
31 Dec 15
@morleyhunt oh my I almost forgot about hot pants!!!! there was a girl who lived across the street from me and her nickname was "hot pants margie"
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@vandana7 (67652)
• India
30 Dec 15
No..I don't remember much of that era..I was in school.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
You missed a fun time @vandana7
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@vandana7 (67652)
• India
31 Dec 15
Not much because well, it seems so long ago. :)
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@vandana7 That's because it IS a long time ago!
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@troyburns (1428)
• New Zealand
31 Dec 15
The nineteen sixties were top shelf. We were so free and happy. I learned to walk and feed myself And get by without my nappy!
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@troyburns Ok!! I get the picture, you little whippersnapper. Loved your rhyme
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
31 Dec 15
I remember so well the 1960s, my favorite years. I wore the mini skirts, but my parents did not appreciate at all.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@LadyDuck It was a great time wasn't it Anna? I think we all shocked our parents!
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
31 Dec 15
@jaboUK It was a wonderful time, the seventies were different, the fifties and the sixties were the best years.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Yes, the fifties were fun too. That was the decade we first wore jeans, and of course Elvis came on the scene.
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@DeborahDiane (23763)
• Laguna Woods, California
31 Dec 15
Love it. Yes, I remember the 1960's when I was a college student, a flower child, an anti-war demonstrator and more! Charming poem ... and, yes, I wore bell bottoms!
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@DeborahDiane I remember you saying you were a hippie Deborah. I don't actually remember wearing bell bottoms myself - I was more into the long flowing skirts.
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@Elizaby (3974)
• Pensacola, Florida
31 Dec 15
I wore bell bottoms too
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
8 Jan 16
And you are a little older (by a decade, at least!) than I thought you were, DD!
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
31 Dec 15
I was a little kid then. I liked riding bikes with no helmets, growing up to good music (like Cream and Three Dog Night) and playing football with friends after school.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@TheHorse I didn't think you would have even been born in the 60s. You must be older than you look
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Jan 16
@jaboUK Honey, I'm so old, I had a girlfriend when the FIRST space shuttle disaster happened (smiley face emoticon).
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
8 Jan 16
@TheHorse But that would be in '86? So either you are a late bloomer or you are in your mid to late 40's. I graduated from High School in '82.
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@amadeo (73144)
• United States
30 Dec 15
I remember this very well .My vintage.Bell Bottom trouser.Good poem there
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
@amadeo I bet you cut a dash in your bell-bottoms Alfredo
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• United States
31 Dec 15
@amadeo I loved those bell bottoms
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Dec 15
Great poem, love that last line
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@just4him Glad you liked that bit Valerie, thanks.
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@allknowing (69373)
• India
3 Feb 16
How did I miss this one? Yes. 60's had their charm. It was no different here except I did not dance. I thought I would have my first dance with my beloved who later I came to know never danced (lol)
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
3 Feb 16
@allknowing What a shame that you didn't get to dance much. I remember you saying you danced on your own. Do you remember if you had the same sort of fashions in India at this time?
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@allknowing (69373)
• India
3 Feb 16
@jaboUK Dancing on one's own has been in vogue for a while just as well for those whose partners did not dance. We have had a mix here. With a British background it was not surprising that we did have those fashions that you followed out there including ofcourse sarees which the older lot wore.
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@Daljinder (22175)
• India
19 Oct 16
@jaboUK I looked it up and found this (the link below). Seeing them, I remember them because of having watched a lot of Indian movies made in that decade. I should tag @VivaLaDani13 here so she can also have a look. She loves 50's and 60's Loves learning anything about that era.
Bollywood and fashion has a long-standing relationship! They have always taken inspiration from each other.  In India, where mass is following fashion ofte
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@scheng1 (24742)
• Singapore
31 Dec 15
Those were the days of great singers too. The Beatles is the most popular then, and still is the most popular group! 60s is really an amazing decade.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@scheng1 Yes, the music was great, and still is.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@ataboy I didn't mention the music in the poem because it would have made the poem too long, but yes - a wonderful decade for music.
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@ataboy (755)
• United States
1 Jan 16
I wasn't complaining, @jaboUK! Just going with the grain of the previous comments for a change rather than against the grain! It's puuuurfect!
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• Midland, Michigan
31 Dec 15
You're not a'kidding about the bladder. That's a rarity for me to have an all nighter in that regard. I wasn't really aware of the hippy movement until I got older, and by then I didn't really care too much.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@MarshaMusselman It's a nuisance that our bladders get weaker with age, isn't it?
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Jan 16
@jaboUK It's not so bad when I'm awake, I've just learned it's best to head for the bathroom any time I wake up during the night.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 16
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@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
31 Dec 15
I was not born until 1971. I know a lot of the songs that was popular in those days though, but they were golden oldies in my day. LOL
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@slund2041 Those 'golden oldies' were the pop songs of my day!
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@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
31 Dec 15
@jaboUK Yep!
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• Preston, England
31 Dec 15
born in 62 so I was just 7 when the decade ended so few memories but a great love of 60's culture
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@arthurchappell Do you like the music from the 60s Arthur? I think it's brilliant.
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• Preston, England
31 Dec 15
@jaboUK very much so and especially the Beatles
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@marlina (77907)
• Canada
1 Jan 16
I do so remember the 60's. It was the best of times and so were the 70's.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 16
@marlina I was busy with small children in the 70s - very rewarding but perhaps not quite as much fun
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@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
31 Dec 15
I really love this poem.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 15
@Bluedoll That makes me happy - thank you.
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