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Postby jonnygothispen » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:06 am

Summer of '69: Amazing photos capture historic Woodstock festival that defined a generation: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ation.html

http://www.vintag.es/2015/05/girls-of-w ... y-and.html
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45 Woodstock Photos That Will Transport You Back To 1969: http://all-that-is-interesting.com/woodstock-photos

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... stock.html

13. The Jeff Beck Group, featuring Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, were booked to play, but they split acrimoniously on the eve of their Woodstock appearance.
14. John Lennon told organisers he had wanted to be a part of Woodstock, but he was in Canada and the U.S. government had refused him an entry visa...
27. Hearing there was a shortage of food, a Jewish community centre made sandwiches with 200 loaves of bread, 40 pounds of meat cuts and two gallons of pickles, which were distributed by nuns...


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Re: Back to a more innocent time

Postby Roy » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:20 am

Loss of innocence would be much more descriptive than more innocent.

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Postby jonnygothispen » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:40 pm

People were becoming more aware of how the government operates, and the media took notice. This affected the popularity of he Vietnam war, and the war for profit people who own and/or heavily advertise their other products and thus sustaining MSM, so now the media does all it can to not cover protests.

Just one example: Wisconsin had 3 protests in 3 weeks that were larger than the Tea Party's biggest protest, but look at the difference in coverage. The Tea Party, which got it's start from Koch Bruthas funding, was very well covered, so much so that they have their own wing in the GOP now. While "We the People" protests are marginalized and forgotten as msuch as is possible by the corporate media.

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Postby snoqueen » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:10 pm

Woodstock was the year I graduated from college. I didn't go -- I think I was driving cross country westbound at the time, since all we did back then was drive around -- but a friend who graduated with me was there. He said it was all that and more, basically.

He must have been the only African American in the crowd because I've never seen any pictures that showed anybody who wasn't white except on stage.

Totally different era, I'm glad I lived through it and glad we've moved on.

I've come to wonder whether part of the craziness of those times was because nearly all of us were children of WWII veterans who were, each in his (her) own way, messed up after the intensity of that war and went on to have messed up families and personal lives when they got home.

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Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:20 pm

snoqueen wrote:He must have been the only African American in the crowd because I've never seen any pictures that showed anybody who wasn't white except on stage.

Not trying to pretend it wasn't mostly a sea of white kids but I gotta assume you've just never really looked that hard.
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Re: Back to a more innocent time

Postby jonnygothispen » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:22 pm

I was too young to know what was going on with Vietnam, but in retrospect, the late 60s seems like an opening up of American culture that kind of started with that "loud, lucidious crap called Rock-n-Roll!" from the conservative 50s. And then a period of calm after the nova-the 70s, then a slow evolution into a Mad Max kind of culture...

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Postby rabble » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:32 pm

I am grateful for that era. I got busted for pot in 72. The public defender was a nice guy who walked me through the process, which was a not guilty plea but accepting a one year probation at the end of which our records were actually cleared up. My draft number was 39 that year and the bust put me on 1A-H status with the H apparently standing for Hold. Back then, the army didn't want you if you had problems like that. They wanted to stay pot free. Ha ha.

The draft ended in 73, during my probation. According to every vet I knew who ventured an opinion, that was a very good thing for me.

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Postby jonnygothispen » Sat May 21, 2016 6:00 pm

80 more if you're bored enough to look...

http://historythings.com/forgotten-wood ... cert-time/

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Re: Back to a more innocent time

Postby jonnygothispen » Sat May 27, 2017 7:16 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/201 ... -festivals

It’s the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love. Here five people who were at the heart of the counter-culture movement tell Aaron Millar how flowers, LSD, music and radical ideas changed youth consciousness forever

~ Carolyn ‘Mountain Girl’ Garcia, former Merry Prankster and wife of Jerry Garcia... "When word got out in ’67 that something magical was happening in San Francisco the streets suddenly filled up with young kids, many just out of high school, looking to be a part of this radical new rising of youth consciousness. "
~ William Hedgepeth, journalist... "The whole scene had to do with a breakdown of traditional values. It was a total inspiration of openness, a new orientation of people toward one another... I never wore a suit again."
~ Grace Slick, lead singer of Jefferson Airplane... "The Summer of Love was basically a question. Do you want to hang out and experience the boredom of the 1950s, or do you want to turn everything on its head and live like they did in Paris at the end of the 19th century?"
~ Stanley Mouse, graphic artist... " I was making psychedelic posters for them [including concert posters for the Grateful Dead]. In the summer of 1967 I had a studio in an old firehouse where Big Brother and the Holding Company used to practice and Janis Joplin once auditioned for a job. LSD appeared; it brought us out of the dark ages."
~ Peter Coyote, founder member of the Diggers... "The Haight Ashbury was the first living theatre. People could dance out their new identities liberated from the stories of who they were...

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Postby jonnygothispen » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:53 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017 ... y-movement

"San Francisco, 50 years on from the Summer of Love"

It is a distinctive, blissed-out atmosphere but still an age away from the drug-fuelled, music-drenched summer of 1967, when 100,000 people converged on the Haight.
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This was a short-lived, peak moment of trippy rock posters and social activism, cut short by an influx of violent heroin dealers into the Haight, subsequent overdoses and, eventually, tourist buses arriving to gawk at the hippies. Come autumn 1967, many of the “flower children” had decamped to rural communes and the original pioneers and visionaries were gone.

Today, Haight-Ashbury is still a living – if touristy – flashback to that seminal summer, a district of nonconformists, tie-dye stores and emporiums with names like Little Wing (after the Jimi Hendrix song) selling fringed waistcoats, anarchist handbooks and bongs. Distractions boutique declares it has been “keeping Haight-Ashbury strange since 1976”, while other stores mirror the style of the 60s...

Back at my hotel, the Zeppelin, in the theatre district... there is also an air of ’67. The Doors’ Light my Fire - is playing in the lobby and on the wall a giant mural of a doe-eyed girl with flowers in her hair...


It’s easy to dismiss the peace and love message as corny and passé, but Powers is convincing when she speaks of “valuing people over things”...
... hold that thought.

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Re: Back to a more innocent time

Postby jonnygothispen » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:37 pm

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/09/01/magictrip

"The harsh reality behind the Merry Pranksters 'Magic Trip'"

In 1964 they took a storied bus trip from California to New York and back. Some see it as the launching point of the psychedelic era... "Magic Trip" opens with a question: "When did the sixties begin?" intones the narrator.
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Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney says the Pranksters filmed and audio taped much of what happened on the bus. "And what is interesting about the film is you can see the more prosaic reality from whence it came," he said.

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Re: Back to a more innocent time

Postby doppel » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:32 pm

"Wanna wear my beads and ball?"

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Re: Back to a more innocent time

Postby jonnygothispen » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:34 am

... or not so innocent: 8 Great Rock Memoirs.

http://www.culturesonar.com/great-rock- ... l-memoirs/

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Re: Back to a more innocent time

Postby jonnygothispen » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:12 pm

Do you work for the tobacco lobby, Roy?


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