Who Are Some Famous People of the 1960s?

Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Twiggy, President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are a few people who were famous during the 1960s. Famous people influenced the cultural revolution of that decade through music, fashion, politics and art.

Television gave entertainers a wider audience, which helped make acts like The Beatles famous in the United States. The Supremes, Presley and The Rolling Stones also owe some of their fame to television. The counterculture of the ’60s made other musicians famous, including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. King and Kennedy gained worldwide attention for their politics while Twiggy came to the world stage as one of the world’s first supermodels. Famous actors of the 1960s were Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Peter Sellers, Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews.