No Way, Man!


The legendary reputation of the decade, and the continued playing of much of its popular music, created irresistible temptations to embroider in just over a third of those surveyed. A quarter of the total admitted that their flexibility with the truth was prompted by wanting “to appear cool to my children and gain the respect of friends and family”.

Chief exaggerations included supposed membership of the hippy movement – of the quarter who claimed to be hippies in the 60s, only 6% actually were – and meeting Beat Generation icons they had actually seen only on TV. A third have told their children that they shopped in London’s Carnaby Street when only 5% actually did so.

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