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Subject: When did the 1950s culturally end

Written By: d90 on 09/11/17 at 9:22 pm

Do you think it ended with the assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963 or the Beatles becoming popular in 1964?

Subject: Re: When did the 1950s culturally end

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 09/11/17 at 9:34 pm

The assassination of JFK in 1963 started the end of the cultural '50s but the cultural '50s COMPLETELY ended in 1965.

Subject: Re: When did the 1950s culturally end

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 09/11/17 at 9:57 pm


Do you think it ended with the assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963 or the Beatles becoming popular in 1964?


Actually, the answer is BOTH. It's not like a cultural decade changes in a split second, even with a defining event like the assassination of JFK. I always say the cultural 60s began with the axis of the JFK assassination in November 1963 and the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in February 1964. It was a perfect storm. But, as has been pointed out, the remnant vapors of the 50s hung on a bit longer, but they didn't stand a chance with the mighty wind of 60s momentum and quickly evaporated.

Subject: Re: When did the 1950s culturally end

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 09/11/17 at 11:51 pm

Contrary to popular opinion, I'd say they ended in the summer of 1965. I made a thread about it before; http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=55782.0

P.S. The Beatles actually started to get popular in 1963, in Europe, it's just they didn't conquere America until the following year.

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