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Subject: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: Katluver on 04/03/13 at 12:28 pm

Noting the thread on the 80s forum, I am wondering if there were any trends from the 60s that were based from the 30s and 40s.

There are many trends based on the 80s and 90s in this decade (the 10s), many 70s and 80s trends during the 00s, 60s and 70s trends during the 90s....But I haven't noticed any recycled trends or events that happened in the 60s except for an extensive war. Anything else?


Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: yearofthemonkey on 04/04/13 at 7:35 am

The "twenty-year rule" isn't considered to have started until the "Fifties" boom in the late-60's. Nostalgia hadn't become comodified to that point yet. So, no, not necessarily...


... but there were some nostalgic revivals back then, such as the Art Deco revival (1900s) or the Flapper-influenced fashion (1920s), so it is possible.

Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: Katluver on 04/04/13 at 11:18 am

Replying to my own post, there did seem to be some "good" war (WW2) nostalgia in the 60s. One example would be "The Sound of Music".

Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: warped on 04/04/13 at 1:14 pm

Honestly, every decade is influenced by the previous ones. That's the way it goes.

Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: Howard on 04/04/13 at 1:26 pm

Why is this even interesting?  ::)

Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: Emman on 04/06/13 at 12:10 am

There was a '20s revival in the '60s, with hairstyles like the pixie cut and short bobs making a comeback and the already mentioned art deco revival started(and lasted in various forms until the '80s). There was also a late 19th century revival in the '60s with Victorian influenced fashions, music hall, and cowboy fantasies, I mean check out the cover of the Sgt Pepper album cover, The Beatles were wearing retro customs and Paul put a music hall song on the album(When I'm 64). 

Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: Howard on 04/06/13 at 5:10 am


There was a '20s revival in the '60s, with hairstyles like the pixie cut and short bobs making a comeback and the already mentioned art deco revival started(and lasted in various forms until the '80s). There was also a late 19th century revival in the '60s with Victorian influenced fashions, music hall, and cowboy fantasies, I mean check out the cover of the Sgt Pepper album cover, The Beatles were wearing retro customs and Paul put a music hall song on the album(When I'm 64).



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Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: yelimsexa on 04/15/13 at 6:28 am

IMO 30s/40s influence probably peaked in the 70s. It just wasn't noticed as well thanks to all of the 50s nostalgia of that decade. That said, some of the disco uses big orchestras. You had tribute songs like Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke", movies like "Lady Sings The Blues" and "The Way We Were" and direct covers like Bette Midler's "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. I even have some LP's that are reissues of radio broadcasts from the 30s/40s from the '70s. There was a smaller revival in the late '90s. The '60s, while having some nostalgia became too unique and progressive to provide much reminiscing compared to other decades.

Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: XYkid on 07/16/13 at 10:48 pm

To me, the 60s were basically the rebellion to break free from the conformist and conservative 50s. So if anything it was the 50s that inspired the 60s. However I will also agree that the 60s were quite unique in their own decade that you can't really compare it to any other decade, let alone previous decades.

Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: The Valley Goth on 07/17/13 at 1:54 am

Like, Hi, Fer Shurr,

In some ways, the 1960s contained a small throwback to the 1920s, too.

The 1961 movie "Splendor in the Grass" was an attempt to make the "Rebel Without A Cause" kids of the early 1960s realize, and/ or believe that the kids of the 1920s had felt just as the modern kids currently felt about sex and society.

Interestingly enough, that movie ("Splendor in the Grass") was remade for T.V. during 1981, but, by then, many teenagers didn't feel as though they could relate to either the repressed kids of the 1920s OR the repressed kids of the "Rebel..." era.

Then there was 1967's Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore movie musical, "Thorougly Modern Millie", which was set during the 1920s, but, which, ironically enough, celebrated a RETURN to Edwardian propriety (Watch the entire movie to see what I'm talking about, as I won't spoil the plotline.)!
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Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: Howard on 07/17/13 at 7:02 am

The 1960's were a different time than the 30's and 40's era. The 30's & 40's era had The Prohibition Era as compared to the 1960's were people started consuming alcohol.

Subject: Re: Were the 60s influenced by the 30s or 40s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/13 at 7:28 am


The 1960's were a different time than the 30's and 40's era. The 30's & 40's era had The Prohibition Era as compared to the 1960's were people started consuming alcohol.
People were drinking alcohol long before then!

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