Time To Take A Ride Into The World Of Hippies!
Hippies. Flower Power. Free Love. GROOVY. It was a unique time in our country’s history, with some wildly entertaining music to get groovy to!
Welcome To San Francisco – Circa 1968 – The Height Of Flower Power!
It was the intersection of free love and flower power: San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district was THE place to express yourself in the 60’s – check out this classic video from 1968!
It was the “Summer Of Love” – 1967, when America’s youth was rebelling against authority, and heading to San Francisco, where all the girls had flowers in their hair….
Time To Celebrate “Flower Power!”
I was too young to experience this time, but there are many ways to enjoy this era – including some great music that captures this psychedelic era!
Meet The Groovy Synoptic Sounds Of “Fever Tree!”
My brother had this album, and it turned me on to psychedelic rock, thanks to “Fever Tree!”
The band had a minor hit with the song “San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)”, which hit No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968.
Here is a hippie-infused psychedelic music video!
Fever Tree’s debut album was released in 1968, landing at No. 156 on the Billboard 200 Chart. They offer a classic psychedelic sound, and I found some terrific psychedelic mashups on Youtube as well – fans who are keeping this special music alive….for example:
“60’s Garage, Surf, Freakbeat & Psychedelic Music – Vol. 1!” – by
Groovy! Here’s a great primer on this style of music – presented as a great music video mashup by “GrimlyFormingPW” on Youtube!
Check it out!
There are a number of great documentaries that capture this time as well…including what many consider to be the greatest music documentary of all time:
The Music! The Nudity! The Brown Acid! Woodstock!
A half million hippies descend on Yasgur’s farm and hear some of the greatest hippie rock of the 60’s! See some incredible videos and behind-the-scenes pics here:
If you want to see more of the classic 60’s sound, you have to begin here, with the greatest 60’s singer of them all:
Janis Joplin was one of the greatest singers of all time, and she died tragically, far too young….read about a new documentary that captures her wild wild life by clicking here:
Finally, one of rock’s greatest Guitarists also performed at Woodstock:
Jim Hendrix electrified the audience at Woodstock, and there is a GREAT new documentary that also captured this virtuoso at the Atlanta Pop Festival:
You can see some clips from this documentary, and some great BTS pics, by clicking here:
And what happens to old hippies?
Here is a great story about older hippies who are still living the lifestyle:
Let me know if you are a fan of free love, hippies, and 60’s psychedelia!
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