60s Snapshot 1960

  • What was hot: The Beatles, the Twist, the Limelighters, Ian and Sylvia, Chubby Checker, the Big Bopper and Buddy Holly
  • What was not: Plastics (as in “The future is in plastics,” from the 1967 movie The Graduate)
  • Favourite spot on campus: Coffee shop at the old Students Union
  • Favourite Kingston haunts: The walkway along the waterfront, Prokop’s Steak House
  • Hit songs: “If I had a Hammer” by Peter, Paul and Mary and the Rolling Stones’ classic “Satisfaction”
  • Most common saying: “Peace, baby,” accompanied by a flashing of the peace sign
  • Most popular professors: Danny Monieson, Carl Lawrence, Lorne McDougall and Derm Barrett Fashion: Arts jacket, which was red satin, or burgundy Commerce jacket with letter, stars and the Commerce crest.

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