It's been said that when JFK appeared at his 1961 inauguration without a hat, that most American men quickly followed the trend by tossing their fedoras aside. The irony of this is that during the 60s, many singers made wearing a hat a part of their regular appearance. Since it's bitter cold and definitely hat weather in my neck of the woods today I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the funky headgear worn by rock and pop stars of the 1960s. They wore them well:
Phillips was rarely seen in concert or practice without his fur hat.
A big connoisseur of hats, including the very unusual top hat aka the Abe Lincoln.
Probably the first Beatle to be photographed wearing a hat. He started off with his trademark leather newsboy cap, then got funkier as the 60s and music got more psychedelic, and then returned to caps and berets in the 70s.
OK, so not a real hat per say, but an awfully cute shot:
Although he didn't wear them as often as these other dudes, Mick did occasionally wear hats in concert (this photo was taken in 1970) and for the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll special.
I would've loved to include Tom Petty, but he rose to fame in the 70s. If I missed anybody, please let me know!
I'm trying something a little different before we get back to the retro-related posts, and I hope my readers will hear me out and rea...