Candid photos show there was nowhere wilder than 1960s Blackpool

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A Mecca for superstars in the swinging sixties with its bursting beaches, glamour models, freak shows and the occasional riot, the Lancashire seaside resort had it all

Blackpool in its 1960s heyday was a huge attraction for those seeking sun, sea and Rock and Roll

Great Britain was an exciting place to be in the swinging sixties and Blackpool was no exception.

Back in the 1960s, Blackpool was a place that could attract all the biggest stars of the day with its exceptional venues, sun-kissed sandy beaches, thrill rides and saucy postcards.

While places like Liverpool, Manchester and London were some of the coolest cities of the era in terms of music and style, the Lancashire seaside resort was just a big a draw for those seeking sun, sea and Rock and Roll.

Searching through the archives, it becomes clear that no super group, or legendary singer or comedian could turn down an offer to see their name up in lights in the glamorous resort.

Take a look below at these candid photos against the backdrop of Blackpool’s most popular tourist attractions showing just how wild and wonderful the 60s could be.