by Mike Brown
Following on from his hugely popular books on the 1940s and 1950s Mike Brown turns his attention to the 1960s.
It seems hardly possible to talk about the sixties without putting the word swinging in front. The swinging sixties, like that other decade tied to an adjective, the ‘roaring twenties’, was a time of boom following war; in 1957, Harold Macmillan, made a speech in which he said “Let us be frank about it: most of our people have never had it so good”. Indeed, the sixties became the most prosperous decade of the twentieth century; two-car families became common, as did foreign holidays and colour televisions, and fashion was extensively followed, especially by the young.
Mike takes an in-depth look at the fashion, hairstyles and make-up of this iconic decade.
Due for publication 2013