How many superstars of the sixties did you recognize? Hover on a picture to check your answer.

The coming of age book, Small Fish Big Fish, is filled with 1960’s references: icons, music, and much loved superstars of the small and big screen. See how many you recognized from the montage.

Or refer to the original Stars of the Sixties montage!

Top Row: 

Brit Ekland, singer, actress, sex symbol in 60’s and 70’s. Her first role was in GI Blues, starring Elvis Presley. Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff was an artist whose painting Chinese Girl, popularly known as The Green Lady, is one of the best-selling art prints of the twentieth century. The Rascals, American rock band  of the mid sixties. Notable #1 hits include “Good Lovin'” (1966), “Groovin'” (1967). Inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 1997. Flower Power – girl offers flower to soldier at anti-Vietnam war protest at the Pentagon, 1967. Best selling 1964 British teen magazine, Jackie featuring “you know who” on the cover. The Rolling Stones with Mick in his element (American tour 1969). Bond, James Bond – Sean Connery in Thunderball. The fab four (of course) on the cover of Rave Magazine – clearly fans of 007. 

Middle Row:

Poet, artist, singer, the Universal Soldier, Mr. Bob Dylan. The Beetles In Manila (1966). The band  received a hostile reaction after slighting Imelda Marcos. Donna Summer, a.k.a. the Queen of Disco had 42 hit singles on the US Billboard top 100 in her lifetime. Sadly, she died from Cancer in 2012. In the beginning of the 1960’s, the Twist was a worldwide dance phenomenon. Recorded by Chubby Checker, the record became a number 1 hit in both 1960 and 1962. British fashion model and actress, Twiggy, on the cover of American magazine Seventeen. Marvel Comics Superheroes took the USA and the UK by storm in the 1960s with superhero titles such as Spiderman created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko. The Assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968 caused massive protests and race riots in over 100 American cities. Dozens were killed and thousands injured in the rioting.

Bottom Row:

The Locarno Ballroom in Glasgow was a fantastic dance venue in 1965 and hosted a number of great artists including The Kinks and Eric Burdon and The Animals. (Top)Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise – popular and much loved entertainers often featured on the London Palladium TV variety show. (Bottom) Troubled but brilliant American soul/blues singer, Janis Joplin. (Top) Who else would have a surfboard that big? The Beach Boys. (Bottom) Martin Luther King and LBJ signing the voting rights act in 1965 which sought to secure the right to vote for racial minorities throughout America. Archie Stewart from the novel, Small Fish Big Fish. BBC music chart program Top of the Pops featuring the Beatles in 1964. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s last moments – Dallas, November 22, 1963.

Your Score

How many stars from the sixties did you get right?

0-8: Ask your mum for help.

9-18: You had your head in a good book during the sixties!

18-22: A certified flower child. You were there!

23: Congratulations. You’re not only a bona-fide hippy, but extremely well read! (You recognised the antagonist from Small Fish Big Fish)

If you’d like to know more about what it was like growing up in the sixties, click here.