Monday, August 1, 2016

*FEATURE* A 60s Summer - 1966

Cost of Living 1966

Average Cost of new house $14,200.00  
Average Income per year $6,900.00  
Gas per Gallon 32 cents  
Average Cost of a new car $2,650.00 
 Parker Pen Set $11.95

1966 inflation grew as part of the effect to fund the war in Vietnam continued. 

Both the US and USSR continued in their space race to see who would be the first to land a man on the moon. 

Race riots continued to increase across cities in America and National Guards were needed to bring back law and order. 

The fashions in both America and UK came from a small well known street in London ( Carnaby Street ) part of the swinging London scene, both women and men wore patterned pants and flowered shirts and boots, shoes and even caps utilized the plastic and vinyl History of HiFi and Music Players and Media for a wet shiny look. 

The most popular groups included The "Beach Boys" with Pet Sounds, The "Rolling Stones" with Under my Thumb and The "Beatles" with Revolver, and Yesterday and Today. 
Ref: the People History

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