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New Jersey in 1960s

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Today we will show you some vintage photos about the ’60s in New Jersey. The time when we saw the first Beatles album on a Sears portable stereo, joined a band, when people grew hair long, attended music festivals and sweated his draft lottery number while at Rutgers University.

It was the time of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, in 1963 and the world watched Neil Armstrong put his foot down on the moon’s surface in 1969 and then went outside and looked up at the moon in disbelief.

Life Magazine weekly, and learned from the images ranging from civil rights strife and the Vietnam War to the British Invasion and Woodstock, before cutting up the magazines to make those collages my teachers couldn’t seem to assign enough of.

Here are some vintage photos from New Jersey of things that say “the 60s.”

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Vice president Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, are shown at a campaign stop in Plainfield on Oct. 4, 1960.

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“El Paso” by Marty Robbins, the number one record on Jan. 1, 1960.

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The Beatles played to 18,000 fans on Aug. 30, 1964, at Convention Hall in Atlantic City. They posed with this sandwich from White House Subs in their hotel room.

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“Someday We’ll Be Together” by Diana Ross and the Supremes, the number one record on Dec. 31, 1969.

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A group of students relax on a lawn at Drew University in Madison during freshman orientation in September 1969.

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