Feast Your Eyes: Vintage Images Expose A Wilder Side To The Past

By Sarah Norman | October 14, 2023

Did someone order a tongue sandwich? Mike Douglas, Gene Simmons and Cher in a publicity shot for 'The Mike Douglas Show' in 1979

The faces of the groovy era you will see in this collection of photographs are nostalgic, inspiring, and intriguing. Behind their very public lives were real people with lives that were filled with excitement, heartache, highs, and lows. As you scroll through these slides and learn about the actors, singers, models, and other celebrities of the 1950s. 1960s. 1970s, and beyond, you will appreciate the achievements and contributions they made to our pop culture. 

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Gene Simmons of the band Kiss was known for his freakishly long tongue, vomiting fake blood on stage, and adopting a demon-like persona when he was playing his bass guitar. In this pic, we see Simmons and Cher as guest stars on The Mike Douglas Show. Did you know that Simmons and Cher dated in the late 1970s and even lived together? During the time they were in a relationship, however, Simmons fell in love with singer Diana Ross, who he later lived with as well. These two weren’t the only girls in Simmons’ life. He has claimed to have slept with a many as 5,000 women in his lifetime. 

Keith Richards, David Bowie and Tina Turner partying back in the good ol' days.

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That’s a lot of talent in one photograph. You know it is a great party when Keith Richards, Tina Turner, and David Bowie all show up. Here’s an interesting question. If there was karaoke at this party, do you think this trio would sing The Rolling Stone’s hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do with It?”, or David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”? There's enough Jack Daniel's there that who knows what song they would pick.