Stunning Photos From The Past Sure To Cause Nostalgia

February 11, 2024

Blue-eyed beauty Crystal Gayle is best known for her 1977 country-pop hit, Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.

Magic nannies, caped crusaders, friendly aliens...the groovy era was filled with outlandishly awesome plots. This was a time when walking into a studio executive meeting and pitching a show about a man driving cross-country with his monkey was given the green light immediately. The images collected here are full of optimistic, fantastical, and magic times from pop culture history. These happy days are yours and mine to look back at fondly anytime. 

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Born Brenda Gail Webb, Crystal Gayle grew up to to be a singer with twenty #1 country hits (18 on Billboard and 2 on Cashbox) and six of her albums certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, she was a force to be reckoned with during the 1970s and 1980s. Gayle was also the first female country music artist to reach platinum sales.

It appears immense talent runs in her family, as she is the younger sister of the legendary country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn and the singer Peggy Sue. They are also distant cousins of singer Patty Loveless. 

The Byrds performing on Ready Steady Go! in 1965.

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Here are The Byrds performing on Ready Steady Go! back in 1965. The rock band formed in Los Angeles, California back in 1964 and then disbanded in 1973. They did manage to achieve major commercial success, comparable to contemporaries like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, but it only lasted for a short period of time in the mid-60’s. Despite this, The Byrds are still considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s.

They pioneered the folk-rock genre on their album Mr. Tambourine Man (1965),

And as the 60’s progressed, they went on to become influential in originating psychedelic rock and raga rock. They took a small period of time and still managed to make a huge impact (and are still influencing artists today), that’s pretty impressive.