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!

Portrait of Janis Joplin (1969)

Albert B. Grossman Management (personal manager), New York., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)

Janis Joplin

American singer

Portrait of Peter Fonda (1970)

not credited, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)

Peter Fonda

American actor

Karl Lagerfeld at the Volkswagen People’s Night (2008)

Siebbi, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Karl Otto Lagerfeld

German fashion designer

Jerry Garcia playing the guitar

Carl Lender, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Jerry Garcia

American Guitarist, singer & songwriter

Jimi Hendrix playing at the amusement park Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden, 1967.

Original photographer unknown, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Jimi Hendrix

American guitarist, singer & songwriter

Portrait of Dennis Hopped in 1973

Rochester Institute of Technology, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Dennis Hopper

American Actor, Filmmaker & Photographer

Portrait of Paul Newman in 1954

Studio, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)

Paul Newman

Actor, Film Director, Race car driver & Entrepreneur

Portrait of Neal in 1960

GrawLIN, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Neal Cassady

Author & Poet

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