Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Holiday Reading

Wednesday is a holiday here in the U.S.   Independence Day. Great timing to sit back and share some history.  My history, as one who grew up in the 1960's.  This is a fascinating (and very well-done) article from Rolling Stone...

The Legacy of 1967: A Leading Historian Assesses the Year That Split America in Two

New year's eve, San Francisco. Country Joe and the Fish play the final set at the Avalon Ballroom, ushering in 1967. That same night, Big Brother and the Holding Company, fronted by Janis Joplin, perform nearby in Golden Gate Park. Two weeks later, 20,000 people pack the park for the first Human Be-In - a foretaste of the Summer of Love in Haight-Ashbury. Timothy Leary, in a phrase of his own invention, tells the assembled tribe to "turn on, tune in, drop out."' The Age of Aquarius is dawning in 1967 - but so is [...]

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