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