By Peter Larsen | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 8:48 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 8:49 am It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youngest ones in curls. There were also other big moments outside the bounds of entertainment — a moon landing, a war that rolled on despite rising protests against it — but those too had implications for pop culture in decades to come. This is 1969 from 50 years on, the good, the bad, the ugly and the odd. Elvis Presley is shown at the International Hotel where he made his first public stage appearance in nine years in Las Vegas, Nev., in this August 1969… Read full this story
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