Friday, June 16, 2017

50th Anniversary of the "Summer of Love" 1967-- Part 1

From the June 14, 2017, Chicago Tribune "Can 'Summer of Love' get its spring back?" by Jocelyn Gecker.

"They came for the music, the mind-bending drugs, to resist the Vietnam War and  1960s American orthodoxy, or simply to escape summer boredom.  And they left an enduring legacy.

"This season marks the 50th anniversary of that legendary 'Summer of Love,' when throngs of American youth descended on San Francisco to join a cultural revolution."

Said Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, who had dropped out of high school and helped form the group in 1965:  "There was a spirit in the air.  We figured that if enough of us got together and put our hearts and minds to it, we could make it happen."


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