New Mad Men kicks off with a look back to the sexy tunes (and politics) of the 1960s

The 1960s in the US was clearly the era of sexy songs at birthday parties and, even, presidential inaugurations.

Here’s Mad Man Don Draper’s new wife Megan showing him she isn’t a doormat at his 40th birthday, from the new series.

And the original, “Kiss, kiss’ or maybe a bit more, from 1962. By Brigitte Bardot lookalike Gillian Hills.

But winner takes all. Marilyn Monroe at JFK’s Inauguration Ball in 1961.

In those days the plebs weren’t even allowed to read Lady Chatterley’s Lover. While the Kennedy brothers, Frank Sinatra and co were bonking their way from coast to coast. But what’s really changed?

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Stephen is a former editor of Marketing Week and London Evening Standard advertising columnist. He wrote City Republic for Brand Republic and is a partner in communications consultancy The Editorial Partnership.