People

Step into the lives and worlds of our ever-growing selection of cultural icons who were prominently influential in the 1960s. We know there are many more still to cover, so feel welcome to nominate your favourites for future addition to this section of the website!

David Frost

Television host, Journalist, Comedian & Writer

David Frost

Cilla Black

Books about Cilla Black
United Kingdom
AnonymousUnknown author / Yleisradio, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)
Cilla Black performing in Finland (1970)
Singer & Television Presenter

Cilla Black

Janis Joplin

Books about Janis Joplin
United States
Columbia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Janis Joplin featured on the cover of the 'Cash Box' magazine (1968)
Singer

Janis Joplin

Peter Fonda

Books about Peter Fonda
United States
Universal Pictures, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)
Peter Fonda pictured in 1962 for his film debut in 'Tammy and the Doctor', released in 1963
Actor

Peter Fonda

Karl Otto Lagerfeld

Fashion designer

Karl Otto Lagerfeld

Jerry Garcia

Books about Jerry Garcia
United States
Herb Greene, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Grateful Dead promotional photo with Jerry Garcia on the front (1970)
Guitarist, singer & songwriter

Jerry Garcia

Jimi Hendrix

Books about Jimi Hendrix
United States
Original photographer unknown, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Jimi Hendrix playing at the amusement park Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden (1967)
Guitarist, singer & songwriter

Jimi Hendrix

Dennis Hopper

Actor, Filmmaker & Photographer

Dennis Hopper

Paul Newman

Books about Paul Newman
United States
Studio, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)
Portrait of Paul Newman (1954)
Actor, Film Director, Race car driver & Entrepreneur

Paul Newman

Neal Cassady

Author & Poet

Neal Cassady

Peggy Biderman

Photographer, socialite, civil rights activist & pacifist

Peggy Biderman

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Books about Tyrannosaurus Rex
United Kingdom
not credited (Reprise Records ?), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)
Tour ad for 'T. Rex are doing it across America. Are you ready?' (1973)
Psychedelic rock band, Glam rock band & Folk band

Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Kray Twins

Books about The Kray Twins
United Kingdom
The National Archives UK, No restrictions, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)
Photograph of London gangster Reginald 'Reggie' (second left) taken in the months leading up to their trial in 1968
Gangsters

The Kray Twins

Lenny Bruce

Stand-up Comedian, Social Critic & Satirist

Lenny Bruce

Vidal Sassoon

Books about Vidal Sassoon
United Kingdom United States
The weaver at German Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Vidal Sassoon (left) at the 2006 Gala Ceremony in Barcelona at the Global Salon Business Awards® with one of the semi-finalists Figaro Claus Niedermaier (right)
Hairstylist, Entrepreneur, Anti-Racism Campaigner & Activist

Vidal Sassoon

Che Guevara

Books about Che Guevara
Argentina Cuba
Alberto Korda, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)
Iconic photo of Che Guevara whilst at the funeral for the victims of the La Coubre explosion (1960)
Writer, Revolutionary Socialist Politician & Guerrilla Warrior

Che Guevara

Celia Birtwell

Books about Celia Birtwell
United Kingdom
Elisa.rolle, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)
Lamborghini trouser suit made by Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark in 1969
Fashion designer, textile designer & model

Celia Birtwell

Jack Nicholson

Actor, Screenwriter & Director

Jack Nicholson