Daily Archives: July 7, 2017

Swinging London

Swinging London, Carnaby Street, circa 1966 “The term Swinging London refers to a youth-driven cultural revolution that took place in London during the mid-to-late 1960s. It saw a flourishing in art, music and fashion, and was symbolized by the city’s … Continue reading

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Vietnam: The Real War

“From Malcolm Browne’s photograph of the burning monk to Nick Ut’s picture of a nine-year-old girl running from a napalm attack, the Associated Press’s Saigon bureau captured the realities and tragedies of the Vietnam war. AP won six Pulitzer prizes … Continue reading

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The Diggers

“There is a great deal to be silent about” by Emmett Grogan, 4/11/1969. “The Diggers were a radical community-action group of activists and Street Theatre actors operating from 1966 to 1968, based in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Their … Continue reading

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“He’s a Rebel” – The Crystals (1962)

“‘He’s a Rebel‘ is a pop/rock song credited to the girl group the Crystals (although actually recorded by the Blossoms), reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1962. Written by Gene Pitney and produced by Phil … Continue reading

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