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Swinging 60s - Capital of Cool | Sky HISTORY TV Channel
If the fifties were in black and white, the Sixties are in technicolor. Pop is the watchword of the s. The Swinging Sixties are the defining decade for Great Britain. It is the decade of the youthquake , the one in which the baby-boomers, now young adults, are given a voice for the first time and with their innovative power they manage to impose a turning point of enormous importance on society, setting themselves as a reference model for culture of change. In just ten years, London transformed itself from a squalid and conservative city to being the navel of the world, made up of freedom, hope and promises. It was the city where everything was possible.
London swings: How Britain invented the Sixties
The Swinging Sixties was a youth-driven cultural revolution that took place in the United Kingdom during the mid-to-late s, emphasising modernity and fun-loving hedonism , with Swinging London as its centre. Among its key elements were the Beatles , as leaders of the British Invasion of musical acts; Mary Quant 's miniskirt ; popular fashion models such as Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton ; the mod subculture ; the iconic status of popular shopping areas such as London's King's Road , Kensington and Carnaby Street ; the political activism of the anti-nuclear movement ; and sexual liberation. During the s, London underwent a "metamorphosis from a gloomy, grimy post-war capital into a bright, shining epicentre of style". The swinging scene also served as a consumerist counterpart to the countercultural British underground of the same period.
Viewer discretion is advised. His practice would take him from protests to private parties, from markets to mansions, from film sets to festivals and back again, as he captured the zeitgeist for magazines around the world. After completing a hotel management course in his native Hamburg, he briefly studied at the now-closed City of London College.