Tag Archives: Haight-Ashbury

Interview: Robert Crumb

“Robert Crumb opens the door to his medieval chateau in a village somewhere in the south west of France and says – as Americans tend to – ‘Hey, nice to meet you.’ He extends a long, thin hand on a … Continue reading

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What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been (February 26, 1976)

“The San Francisco scene started at the Red Dog Saloon, as much as you can say it started at any one place. Most of the elements were there: rock & roll, a sort of light show, the first psychedelic dance … Continue reading

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Haight-Ashbury Switchboard

“During the ‘hippie‘ period 1967–1968 in San Francisco, an individual named Al Rinker started an organization located at 1830 Fell St in the city’s Haight Ashbury district called the Switchboard. Its purpose was to act as a social switchboard for … Continue reading

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Born in the Summer of Love: The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Transformed Drug Addiction Treatment

The influx of hippies to San Francisco in 1967 during the Summer of Love created a surge in health care needs, including many suffering from sexually transmitted diseases, pneumonia, food poisoning, and bad drug experiences. “As a straight-laced zoology student … Continue reading

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The Death of the Hippies

“In 1967, just after the Summer of Love, The Atlantic published ‘The Flowering of the Hippies,’ a profile of San Francisco’s new youth culture. ‘Almost the first point of interest about the hippies was that they were middle-class American children … Continue reading

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‘Ramparts’, the muck-racking San Francisco magazine that helped spawn ‘Rolling Stone’

“The 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine has arrived, and not without fanfare. Joe Hagan’s biography of co-founder Jann Wenner appeared in October to stellar reviews, and earlier this month, HBO aired Alex Gibney’s documentary film about the magazine’s history. … Continue reading

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene

Top: Marty Balin at Monterey Pop, 1967. Photo by Suki Hill. Above. Jefferson Airplane enjoyed a close relationship with promoter Bill Graham, who booked the band, which he managed during most of 1967, into the Fillmore in San Francisco and … Continue reading

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