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Describe Popular Culture in the 1960s

Summary: In the 1950s, daughters tried to look like their mothers. In the 1960s, mothers tried to look like their daughters.' The 1960s was a period of rapid change in Britain and indeed the rest of the world.
Popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960s can be summarised by a renowned quote: `In the 1950s, daughters tried to look like their mothers. In the 1960s, mothers tried to look like their daughters.' The 1960s was a period of rapid change in Britain and indeed the rest of the world. It was a decade when fashions changed continuously and teenagers seemed to have more freedom than ever before. In 1960, most of the 5 million 13 to 19 year olds were more prosperous than ever before, outlined by Harold Macmillan in 1957, `You've never had it so good.' This claim was supported by figures revealing that Britain's average weekly wage had almost doubled from 1950 to 1959, when it was £11.12 and unemployment was at an all time low. This new-found wealth was spent on the evolving popular culture, including fashion, music merchandise and entertainment amongst others, especially the new...

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