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!

Hotel Chelsea's façade close-up

Peggy Biderman

Photographer, socialite, civil rights activist, pacifist

T.Rex drummer Mickey Finn performing in the Musikhalle Hamburg in 1972

Heinrich Klaffs, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Tyrannosaurus Rex (band)

Psychedelic rock band, Glam rock band, Folk band

Photograph of London gangster Reginald "Reggie" and Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Kray taken in the months leading up to their trial in 1968

The National Archives UK, No restrictions, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)

The Kray Twins

Gangsters, Murderers, Criminals, London Mafia

Portrait of Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce


Vidal Sassoon (left in the picture) at the 2006 Gala Ceremony in Barcelona at the Global Salon Business Awards® with one of the semi-finalists Figaro Claus Niedermaier (right)

The weaver at German Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Vidal Sassoon

Hairstylist, Entrepreneur, Anti-Racism Campaigner, Activist

Che Guevara at his office being interviewed

René Burri (1933-2014), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Che Guevara

Writer, Revolutionary Socialist Politician, Guerrilla Warrior

Lamborghini trouser suit made by Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark in 1969

Elisa.rolle, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)

Celia Birtwell

Fashion designer, textile designer, model

Jack Nicholson in The Little Shop of Horrors

Roger Corman, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Jack Nicholson

Actor, Screenwriter and Director