1967: July Snapshot

This month we’re looking at what was going on during July 1967. And for those that remember it, it’s sure to muster up some memories!


Something which may make some of us feel our age, is that this was the first time British colour television was broadcast. Showing on BBC2 the nation got its first glimpse of colour TV with shots from Wimbledon – less than a year later all BBC2 shows were in colour. And just look where we are now!

What’s more, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalised male homosexuality, in what was breaking, and at the time, controversial news. It was a huge socio-economic breakthrough, and was very much just the start of things to come.

In music news, unsurprisingly, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album was still at number one – and there it stayed for 27 weeks! At the same time, the Bee Gees’ released their first album – they never stood a chance, did they!