Glasgow in the Sixties: The life and times of Glaswegians in the 1960s in 60 pictures

Sixty old pictures which showing the social history of Glasgow during the 1960s

The sixties were a defining era for the world with it being one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in history.

Glasgow was rapidly changing in the post-war years as tenement buildings were pulled down, with high rise living being the new way forward. In September 1962, the city also said farewell to their beloved trams which had been a part of Glasgow life for 90 years as new motorways started to be built.

The Beatles played to screaming fans at the Odeon Theatre, Jimi Hendrix lit up Green's Playhouse and The Who played their first extended performance of their new rock opera, Tommy before an audience at the University of Strathclyde in April 1969.

Pele even played at Hampden Park during the decade with the stadium hosting the European Cup final in 1960. Scotland were crowned "unofficial world champions" in 1967 with Celtic and Rangers reaching European finals as Celtic became the first British side to win the European Cup.

Here are 60 pictures which show the changing face of Glasgow and city life during the sixties.

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