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The Baby Boom Years: 1967

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The definitive collection of 1960s American music, news, fashion, fads and kitsch that continues to influence the world.

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  • Julia Roberts
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Boris Becker


  • Psychedelic music takes over! The Beatles’ “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band,” Pink Floyd’s “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,” The Rolling Stones’s “Their Satanic Majesties Request” & The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Are You Experienced?” are all released.


  • Women’s fashion becomes soft and romantic.
  • The “Safari” look is also in. Men’s wear receives special attention—bright colors bring men into the spotlight.


  • The first Super Bowl! The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series, 4-3


  • Communist China announces they have detonated a hydrogen bomb.
  • The Israel-Arab Six Day War gives Israel control of the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and West Bank.


  • Which American commonwealth could’ve become our 51st state this year, but voted against it?
  • In 1967, she had 5 top ten hits, had been dubbed “The Queen of Soul”, and put out a song that became an anthem for black America and the feminist movement. Who was she and what was her song?
  • One of the first supermodels overturned a century-old ideal of beauty. Knock-kneed, inclined to chew her fingernails, she was adolescent, awkward, and thoroughly modern. Who was Leslie Hornby?
  • Get out your curlers! Name the popular musical that debuted Off-Broadway this year. It broke theatrical conventions with its nudity, obscene language and desecration of the American Flag.
  • Jim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on “The Ed Sullivan Show” when Morrison sings what word from their #1 hit “Light My Fire” despite having been warned not to?


  • Jayne Mansfield
  • Vivien Leigh
  • John Coltrane
  • Woody Guthrie

Billboard Top 10 Pop Hits

  1. A Whiter Shade Of Pale—Procol Harum
  2. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)—Scott Mc Kenzie
  3. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You—The Monkees
  4. To Sir With Love—Lulu
  5. Sweet Soul Music—Arthur Conley
  6. (We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet—Blues Magoos
  7. Never My Love—The Association
  8. Sock It To Me-Baby!—Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
  9. Ode To Billie Joe—Bobbie Gentry
  10. Dedicated To The One I Love—Mamas & The Papas