Tag Archives: Counterculture

John “Hoppy” Hopkins

“John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins (15 August 1937 – 30 January 2015) was a British photographer, journalist, researcher and political activist, and ‘one of the best-known underground figures of Swinging London‘ in the late 1960s. John Victor Lindsay Hopkins was born on … Continue reading

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Psychedelia: 101 Iconic Underground Rock Albums 1966-1970

“It’s been better than a year since we’ve seen Richard Morton Jack’s excellent music zine Flashback, but I guess that the publisher and editor had a good reason for the lack of a new issue. The British author’s recently-arrived book … Continue reading

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Chicago Seed

“Seed was an underground newspaper launched by artist Don Lewis and Earl Segal (aka the Mole), owner of the Molehole, a local poster shop, and published biweekly in Chicago, Illinois from May 1967 to 1974; there were 121 issues published … Continue reading

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Tie-dye

“Tie-dye is a modern term invented in the mid-1960s in the United States (but recorded in writing in an earlier form in 1941 as ‘tied-and-dyed’, and 1909 as ‘tied and dyed’ by Charles E. Pellew, referenced below) for a set … Continue reading

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SLATE

FSM leader Bettina Apthecker sits on the police car housing Jack Weinberg, October, 1964. Students surrounding the car prevented the police from taking Weinberg off campus. “SLATE, a pioneer organization of the New Left and precursor of the Free Speech … Continue reading

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The Balcony – Jean Genet (1962)

“The Balcony (French: Le Balcon) is a play by the French dramatist Jean Genet. Set in an unnamed city that is experiencing a revolutionary uprising in the streets, most of the action takes place in an upmarket brothel that functions … Continue reading

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem – Joan Didion (1968)

“Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a 1968 collection of essays by Joan Didion that mainly describes her experiences in California during the 1960s. It takes its title from the poem ‘The Second Coming‘, by W. B. Yeats. The contents of this book … Continue reading

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