What Did People Do for Fun in the 1960s?

In the 1960s,surfing, collecting troll dolls, going to rock concerts and watching television were all activities many people did for fun. The rise of television as a dominant medium and youth culture as a shaping force influenced ’60s culture in general.

Pop music became the most popular form of music, and listening to music either live or as a record album was a favorite pastime. The Beatles created a worldwide sensation, and many people became fans and followed the group and their music. A style of dancing called “go-go dancing” was popular on television and in night clubs, where smoking was still allowed.

Other hobbies which became popular in the ’60s include collecting Barbie dolls and making balsa wood model airplanes.