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1966 – The Year That Built Rock: And in other news…

The movers, shakers, films, TV shows and events that defined 1966.

Bands making it to the silver screen, England winning the football World Cup at Wembley, Mary Quant's fashion designs stunning the world, Eastern music heading west... it was the start of a cultural revolution.


Italian art-house director Michelangelo Antonioni’s first English-language film depicted Swinging London as a carnival of dark deeds and lost souls. The Yardbirds make an explosive musical cameo.


A TV show aimed at both kids and knowing adults, Batman was groundbreaking in its camp humour and Pop Art visuals. It lasted only three seasons but remains a post-modern small-screen classic.

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