Most Celtic fans who use the internet will know that Chris from the LostBhoys website has recorded a series of fantastic podcasts which cover each decade in Celtic’s history.
The latest in the series covers the 1960’s and this wee picture gallery is a tribute to Chris and Stephen Sullivan who cover the decade in tremendous detail. More power to them for doing so.
You can hear them on this link: Download via: http://www.hailhailmedia.com/celtic-history-podcast/
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1. The swinging 60’s were in full bloom pre 1965 but every Celtic fan knows that the decade really started swinging in the late afternoon of 24 April 1965. Big Billy heads in the winner and we were off and running.
2. The first title comes in 1966. Fir Park is so packed the fans stand on the roof and an emotional Ronnie Simpson is chaired shoulder high after winning his first title medal at the grand old age of 36.
3. Future Lion Willie Wallace is thwarted by Murdoch and Simpson in August 1966.
4. Bobby Lennox scores against Clyde at Parkhead September 1966.
5. Even James Bond wanted in on the act in at Celtic Park. Sean Connery is seen before his aberrations in later years.
6. One of the most iconic pictures of the 1960’s. Wee Jinky has just scored on a glue pot of an Ibrox pitch. The balance of power has now changed. Utterly.
7. A rarely seen picture shows Bobby Lennox scoring in Kiev in 1967.
8. A wonderful picture of the old Celtic Park on a match day in 1968.
9. For those of us of a certain edge Seamill always had a wonderous appeal. This pic shows Jock Stein putting the Bhoys through their paces in 1968.
10. Big Yogi Bear is shown here in a game against Morton in 1969 sporting a very unusual change strip.
11. After the semi in ’69 came the final and an unforgettable 4-0 demoloition of Rangers at Hampden. The happy Celts are seen celebrating afterwards.
12. Big Tam Gemmell used the be ridiculed for the size of his nose but the big man had the last laugh in 1969 when he knocked Rangers out of the League Cup when he dived forward to knock the ball home with that big hooter.
13. The great Eusebio turned up at Parkhead in ’69 and was sent home with his tail between his legs as the Celts won 3-0 with Harry Hood scoring this goal.
Harry Hood, Harry Hood, running through the glen
Harry Hood, Harry Hood, with his fenian men
Feared by the bad, loved by the good
Harry Hood, Harry Hood, Harry Hood !
14. The most common sight in Scottish football in the 196o’s. King Billy (for there is only one) holds up another trophy, in this case the League Cup after a 1-0 win over St Johnstone in 1969. This was the last trophy the Celts won in the decade.
15. The best is kept till last. King Billy is now a different kind of royalty, he is now Caesar, King of all Europe. The big man stands astride the Romanesque pillars in Lisbon and life would never, ever be the same again.
Remember and give the history podcasts a listen. You will enjoy them.