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Take a look at the most iconic pictures from the 60s, including Beatlemania, '60s fashion and The Rolling Stones
Still one of the most famous bands in the world, The Beatles formed in Liverpool in 1960. Their first UK hit was 1962's 'Love Me Do'. The band, nicknamed The Fab Four, became huge and women everywhere fell in love with them.
Not even with Elvis Presley had the world had seen such fan devotion as the one shown by the Beatles' admirers. Screams, tears and scenes of hysteria were common at the Fab Four's concerts.
Alfred Hitchcock's horror film 'Psycho' starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates and Janet Leigh as Marion Crane is still one of the most terrifying films around. For decades people were scared to take a shower...
The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 to separate West and East Berlin. East Berlin was under the governance of the Soviet Union, and would stay this way until 1989.
Andy Warhol was the artist of the ‘60s. He was the man who invented Pop Art and the modern idea of celebrity, with his '15 Minutes Of Fame' concept.
The Rolling Stones formed in London in 1962 and went on to become The Beatles' main competition. Just like the Liverpudlian band, the Stones went on to become huge and are still one of the best known and most successful band around, still touring and making records.
Leslie Hornby, nicknamed Twiggy because of her thin frame, was the most famous model of the 60s. She truly epitomised the era with her willowy frame, Vidal Sassoon's short hair and heavy eye makeup.
Fashion in the ‘60s was truly different from anything before. Skirts were short, clothes were colourful with bold geometrical and flower prints. This was fashion made for the young and it redefined the way people dressed.
Invented by Mary Quant, the miniskirt was a bold fashion statement that was here to stay. The ‘60s were all about sexual liberation and girls were fed up with being prim and proper. They wanted a short hemline and they got it!
Sean Connery was the very first James Bond on the big screen. The Scottish actor starred in 'Dr. No' in 1962 and went on to play the famous spy many times.
Political activist Martin Luther King delivered his famous 'I Have A Dream' speech in 1963. He wanted to put an end to racism in the United States once and for all. The civil right campaigner believed in non-violence and he became a hugely important figure for those who wanted peace and equality. Sadly Martin Luther King was shot dead in Memphis in 1968.
Brigitte Bardot was one of the most famous women of her times and a true beauty. The French actress was huge in the 1960s and starred in films such as 'Le Mepris' and 'Viva Maria'.
British model and actress Jane Birkin met the famous French musician and composer in 1968. The following year they released the duet 'Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus', a song that Gainsbourg had written for Brigitte Bardot. The tune, considered risqué at the time, made chart history.
Italian director Federico Fellini's famous film 'La Dolce Vita' was released in 1960s and won an Oscar. It's still considered one of the greatest movies of all time.
JFK, seen here with his wife Jackie, became President of the United States in 1961. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated two years later, in 1963 in Dallas, Texas.