The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Summer of Love
In 1967, thousands of free-spirited dreamers (hippies) congregated in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco near Golden Gate Park to initiate a cultural revolution. That revolution would create some of the era's most memorable music, art, fashion, and literature. Stroll down memory lane and relive, or discover for the first time, the Summer of Love. Be sure to wear flowers in your hair!
2007 by Gail DolginGet this item
Love, personal growth, mysticism, community, and authenticity were at the core of the youth movement that invaded San Francisco in the summer of '67. But all that sweet love turned sour; all those flowers wilted and the scene turned ugly. This documentary explains how the Haight changed and eventually turned violent and crime ridden. (Part of the PBS American Experience series.)
2015 by Tony DunsbeeGet this item
A compendium 60s music listed year by year, featuring domestic as well as overseas bands. A chronology of who performed what, where. The best part of the book is that it places the music of the era into a larger cultural and historical context. Great for trivia games.
The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965-19752016 by Mathew CallahanGet this item
This eBook describes how the music of the period was more than fluff. Callahan uses primary documents, archival collections (including interviews), and previously unpublished materials to point out how the music reflected the social, economic, and political turmoil of the time.
The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool : A Celebration of the Grooviest People, Events, and Artifacts of the 1960s2007 by Chris StrodderGet this item
Truly an encyclopedia of the 1960s which includes biographies of celebrities, politicians, musicians, astronauts, sports stars, playmates, and more. Also features a day-by-day listing of events and anniversaries.
2012 by Lauren GroffGet this item
A fictionalized retelling of commune living. Although the setting is not San Francisco, Groff depicts lessons learned over the course of a lifetime from the perspective of youngsters who grew up in a very non-traditional environment. Mesmerizing and sensual.
Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost its Mind and Found its Soul2016 by Clara BinghamGet this item
Interviews by a former Newsweek correspondent about the turbulent 60s. Topics include everything from anti-war marches, LSD, Black Panthers, women's liberation, Woodstock, and the Pentagon Papers.
2014 by Jim MarshallGet this item
Photographs of the major musicians who performed in the neighborhood as well as other notable figures of the time. The photographs reveal the somber, realistic, and gritty environment juxtaposed against the colorful, joyful, youthful exuberance of an eventful summer.
2015 by John GlattGet this item
Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Carlos Santana, and others dish up stories about the Fillmore East (NYC) and West (San Francisco), as well as rock promoter Bill Graham. But the stories aren't limited to the music alone; the culture of the 60s in all its fascinating glory, is revealed as well.
2016 by Emma ClineGet this item
Cline's novel reflects the dark side of the 60s as seen from the perspective of a vulnerable girl-child who is intrigued by the female members of a cult. And not just any cult, but one that is dominated by a character based on the master manipulator of the time, Charles Manson.