This was Thursday: 1960

1960 can be seen as pivotal in terms of art, culture and music – here we find the roots of the counterculture, the civil rights, free speech and anti-war movements, feminism, environmentalism and gay liberation.  In a world of barely over 3 billion, people started to realize that they didn’t have to tow the party line – there was plenty of room for freedom and self-expression.  Duane Eddy seemed to be riding high on that tide of change and gave a big, rough kiss goodbye to the 50s with this remake of Peter Gunn.

For more on 1960 visit:

Duane Eddy
Henry Mancini’s Peter Gunn
Blake Edward’s Peter Gunn
1960 Summer Olympics
1960s JukeBox

6 thoughts on “This was Thursday: 1960

  1. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Thanks for this memory. When I was in high school back in the early 60s our school band used to play this song to lift up the energy level at a pep rally or ball game. I always associate loud echoes from the gymnasium walls when I hear this played.


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