1960s Music & Pop Stars
Beatles (Early Years) – The ‘early-years’ Beatles are typified by the collarless Nehru-style grey suits. These were specially designed for the group, to give them a distinctive look. (Most other Mersey-beat groups wore black lounge suits). Our 1960’s Pop Star costume is ideal to use as a Beatles costume
Beatles (Sgt Peppers-style) – The Fab Four’s colourful military-style outfits as featured on the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album cover, were as innovative as the music on the record. John Lennon is in yellow and carries a French Horn; Ringo Starr, in pink, carries a trumpet; Paul McCartney, in blue, has a cor anglais and George Harrison, wearing red, has a piccolo. Only Ringo and George have hats.
Dusty Springfield – Initially with The Springfields, Dusty cultivated a successful solo career with a distinctive look, involving a blonde beehive hairdo and black ‘panda’ eye-make-up. Black eyelashes are a must!
Elvis – After his military service, Elvis spent much of the Sixties making movies which showcased his songs, and allowed him to play some interesting professionals: These included GI Blues (1960) – a soldier; Blue Hawaii (1961) – a tourist (wear our Hawaiian shirt with an Elvis wig); Viva Las Vegas (1964) – a mechanic; Speedway(1968) – a racing driver and A Change of Habit (1969) – doctor falling for a nun (wear a Doctor’s costume).
Jimi Hendrix – American guitarist who found greater fame in the UK and, with his afro and military-style jackets, had a unique image.
Marc Bolan – Pioneer of the Glam Rock look well before the 1970s. Trademarks were black corkscrew curl hairstyle and use of glitter, furs and boas as part of his stage-wear.
Sandie Shaw – A female singer from Dagenham, whose trademark look was not wearing any shoes. She did, however, marry fashion designer Jeff Banks and hence had her own fashion boutique.
Sonny & Cher – Husband and wife (then) pop music duo who had several hits and successfully integrated a hippy-style look (He: Afghan waistcoat & jeans. She: Loose blouse and pre-70s flares) into their image without going overtly flower-power.