Tag Archives: Summer of Love

Historic Highs

(Image: “Archaic Revival” by Dani Tull) After some recent posts about the Summer of Love, Brian Jones, Anita Pallenberg, and Swinging London this video caught my eye while I was working on sprucing up my YouTube Channel. You could paint a pretty full picture of the Summer of Love and the culture it inspired just [...]

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Love in London

Getting back to posting about this year’s observance of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, I’m interested in another take on the season that announced the rise of the hippie. While the phrase Summer of Love conjures images of willowy hippy girls and long haired hippie dudes frolicking in San Francisco’s Golden Gate [...]

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RAW on Crowley

I came across a post on the Lashtal site this weekend — BBC 4 is playing a series about the Summer of Love and the first episode featured two mentions of Aleister Crowley. I found the documentary’s trailer online, but couldn’t manage to find the full episode. I’ll keep and eye open for it, but [...]

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Canyon Control

After recent posts about The Doors and Easy Rider, I’m on a bit of a hippy jag, and the fact that 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love means that I’ll likely linger on the longhairs for a lot of posts during these warm weather months. It’s always fun to celebrate the [...]

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50 Years of Love

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco in 1967. During that auspicious season about 100,000 young Americans traveled west to the Fog City to twist in the gyre of a countercultural hurricane while similar youth movements blossomed in Canada an across Europe. Suspicious of government oppression, aligned [...]

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Revolution Rediscovered

Jack O’Connell’s 1968 film Revolution captured the craziness, the chaos, the hope and the hippies that defined the Summer of Love. Some of these interviews seem a little staged, but, for the most part, he captures some really candid moments and some extended music sequences that seem to embody the times. The soundtrack is noted [...]

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Michael McClure and The Maze

The San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive is full of gold. There is tons of material here from the ’60′s including lots of great footage of the Black Panthers and plenty of Haight Street hippies to be had. The Maze is a television news documentary that was made in 1967. It features 2nd generation Beat [...]

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