Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Thursday 13 - #13!



Not too long ago I did a TT on what was happening 30 years ago, during the summer of 1977 when Punk Rock ruled in the US and UK. Well, let's go back a little further still, say 40 years to 1967 and the Summer of Love!

1. San Francisco
2. Haight-Ashbury - been here recently and, while I wasn't there back in during its heigh day, I have a feeling it's much more commercial now. However, there is a lovely cafe called The Pork Shop - a must try if you can handle the lines to get in.
3. Monterey Pop Festival
4. Himi Hendrix - the best rendition of the US national anthem EVER!
5. Janis Joplin
6. Free Love
7. Flower Power
8. Timothy Leary - oddly enough, there's a spot in my hometown where rumor has it he set up a couple of teepees and people went out there to drop out [take LSD]. Don't know if it really happened, but everytime I drive around the big bend in the canyon I look over to that spot and wonder about this.
9. Drugs
10. Hippies
11. Long hair
12. Jesus shoes
13. Peace

An interesting period of time in the US - and how odd this period and the summer Punk ruled were exactly ten years apart. These two periods couldn't be more different from each other, but I have to wonder, if ten years separated these two, what will be happening in 2017?

22 comments:

Christine said...

I was born in the fall of 1967 - fascinating to see how the world has changed in 40 years . . . hard to imagine the next 40, or to answer your questions, the next ten.

Great idea for a TT. I've got Latin Maxims for this week's TT - do stop by!

Wylie Kinson said...

Nice to know what 'the scene' was around the time i was born. Not that I'm 40, or anything... ;D

Darla said...

I was only 6 in 1967, so it didn't make much of an impression on me. But now that you mention it--that was a pretty drastic change in just 10 years!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Some would argue that punk was a direct reflection on The Summer of Love because it's so angry and opposite of the whole love/peace thing.

I'm not sure I would argue that. I think it was more of a natural evolution, like the way grunge replaced hair bands. (those weren't ten years apart, were they?)

Ahh. To talk music all day...

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Groovy list!!!!

Lori said...

Love the list.....

Lisa Andel said...

Following Susan's train of thought it would be whatever is opposite today's main music theme/lifestyle.

I have no idea what that would be though.

Lori said...

I just put my link up if you wanna come on back and link your site:)

Michelle Cary said...

Cool list. I'll have to go through your archives and find the one you did on the 70's. I'd probably remember them more anyway!

Stella Price said...

Damn. I swear sometimes i think i missed my calling... Monterey Pop Festival is the one thing i wish i could have been at in all of history.

Stella

Ann said...

Great list. Definitely something to think about.

R.G. ALEXANDER said...

I like that list. My sister was born in 68-and we grew up singing songs from Woodstock-and protest songs like LBJ took the IRT....
Peace! :)

Christine d'Abo said...

1967 is BC (before Christine), but it was an amazing time for events, culture and music. It would have been a very cool time to live through.

Tempest Knight said...

Well, I was 2 yrs. old so I can't remember much. Oh yeah... there were the Beatles... and the Monkees. Hehehe!

Amelia June said...

Peace! How sad that we're still fighting for it 40 years later.

Nicole Austin said...

Great list. It's interesting to think back on how different things were and wonder what the future might hold.

Amy said...

ha-- it seems like peace is out now! =(

Thanks for visiting my tt!

FRIGGA said...

It would definitely be fun to visit '69!
Happy TT13 - here via Sparky Duck :)

Nicholas said...

I was far too young in 1967 to enjoy any of that properly. By the time I got old enough, the world had changed. I'd love to time travel back to the sixties for a while.

Sparky Duck said...

well in 2017, it will be the 5th musical comeback for Brittany Spears

Tink said...

I was born a year later (september 68). Interesting list to look back!
Thanks for visiting my random TT!

FRIGGA said...

Hey, I just wanted to come by and let you know I posted the answers to the TT13 - Have You Ever - it's up at Any Apples.