Boomers Just Hang: Be-In There Or Be Square

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in 1960s,Beat Generation,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  January 14, 1967. It quickly became a hippie badge of honor. Golden Gate Park, a few months and few blocks from ground zero of the San Francisco Summer of Love. We’re talking about the first, the historic, star-studded, stoned-out Be-In, officially known as the Human Be-In, A Gathering of the Tribes.  The direct inspiration was to protest a newRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Summer of Love

Posted on February 28th, 2017 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you’re going to San Francisco, Summertime will be a love in-in there “San Francisco,” the #4 hit in the U.S. and #1 in the U.K, 1967   It was so hippie – no beginning, no end, no planning, no squares. JustRead the Rest…

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Boomers Have A Close Encounter Of The Third Kind

Posted on June 30th, 2015 in 1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  It was the right story at the right time. Close Encounters broke the mold of hostile, war-bent aliens, introducing instead hope of a kinder, gentler extra-terrestrial universe. The movie offered, as one critic said, “a benign, dreamy-eyed vision.”   Baby boomers were raised on steady diet of sci-fi fright and horror. Intelligent life beyond Earth wasRead the Rest…

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Boomer Sexual Revolution: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

  The tag line read: “Consider the Possibilities.” Today, it’s hard to believe the movie was regarded so cutting edge and titillating. Remember, it’s 1970 and the impact of rebellious boomer ideas is just beginning to penetrate Main Street. The plot: An educated, affluent couple attend an “self-discovery” weekend at a New Age retreat andRead the Rest…

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Boomers Find Their Roots: Hair, The Musical

1968. Greenwich Village. Coming-of-age hippie baby boomers strolling everywhere. The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical rails against the Viet-Nam War, flaunts drugs, glorifies free love and bisexuality, spews non-stop profanity, and parades nudity—all with an interracial cast. The finale is an audience invitation to join the fun on stage for a “Be-In.” Hair reached well beyond the young babyRead the Rest…

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Boomer Counterculture Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 28th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  A Boomer For All Seasons   I’m one of the most significant boomer personalities in history. But am I a household name? Life’s not always fair. Karma is. More on that later. Anyone who knows anything about 1960s New Left politics knows I was a BIG player, always in the front ranks of the Revolution. A founder ofRead the Rest…

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Boomers Down On The Farm

Posted on May 26th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie by Terry Hamburg

  A few hundred idealistic, mostly baby boomer souls leave San Francisco in brightly-painted school buses and vans on a caravan quest across America, searching for a spot to establish an utopian community. In 1971, after 7 months, the group plops on the promised land in the wilderness of Tennessee. It’s the height of theRead the Rest…

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Boomers Just Hang: Be-In There Or Be Square

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 in 1960s,Counterculture/New Age,Hippie,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  January 14, 1967. It quickly became a hippie badge of honor. Golden Gate Park, a few months and few blocks from ground zero of the San Francisco Summer of Love. We’re talking about the first, the historic, star-studded, stoned-out Be-In, officially known as the Human Be-In, A Gathering of the Tribes.    The direct inspiration was to protest aRead the Rest…

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Punk You, Boomer!

An in-your-face social/political/grooming/whatever rebellion.

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1968: Bloody Streets, Yippie Theatre, Media Circus, & The Chicago 7

Posted on March 25th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

    “Large amounts of hair spray were sold in the Old Town area stores during the time of the Convention. The expulsion of hair spry from a can when set fire to works as a home-made flame thrower. Royal Blue Food Store reported large groups of Yippies purchasing large quantities of hair spray. It isRead the Rest…

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