Tag Archives: Hippie

Turtle Island – Gary Snyder (1974)

“Turtle Island is a book of poems and essays written by Gary Snyder and published by New Directions in 1974. Within it, Snyder expresses his vision for humans to live in harmony with the earth and all its creatures. The … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Books, Counterculture, Environmental, Happenings, Hippie, Poetry, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bob Weir on Psychedelic San Francisco and the Birth of the Grateful Dead

Fillmore West at Van Ness and Market, 1970, with marquee advertising upcoming Grateful Dead shows. “Bob Weir’s long, strange trip with the Grateful Dead began on New Year’s Eve, 1963, when he followed the sound of a banjo into a … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Graham, Grateful Dead, Haight-Ashbury, Hippie, LSD, Music | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“American Pie” – Don McLean (1971)

“‘American Pie’ is a song by American singer and songwriter Don McLean. … The repeated phrase ‘the day the music died‘ refers to a plane crash in 1959 that killed early rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, … Continue reading

Posted in Bob Dylan, Hippie, LSD, Marijuana, Music, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner, right, in 1969 with, from left, Ed Sanders of the rock group the Fugs and Abbie Hoffman. Mr. Krassner helped start the Yippie movement and was the founder of The Realist magazine. “He was a prankster, a master … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Ed Sanders, Hippie, Jerry Rubin, Marijuana, The Fugs | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Decline and Fall of the Democratic Party – Murray Kempton (Nov. 1968)

“… We had arrived at 18th and Michigan, where the [national] guard and the police waited to say we could not go farther. The delegates had all found us and efficiently lined up behind Rev. Richard Neuhaus and me, since, … Continue reading

Posted in 1968 DNC, Black Power, Dick Gregory, Hippie, Jerry Rubin, Lyn. Johnson, Religion, Tet 1968, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quicksilver Times

“Quicksilver Times was an antiwar, counterculture underground newspaper published in Washington, DC. Its first issue was dated June 16, 1969, with Terry Becker Jr., a former college newspaper editor and reporter for the Newhouse News Service, the main instigator in … Continue reading

Posted in Black Power, Feminist, Hippie, LSD, Marijuana, Newspaper, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Digger Concept of ‘Free’ by Peter Coyote

Diggers Free City News proclaiming the “Death of Hippy” on October 6, 1967 “The original Digger movement began in England in April of 1649. Oliver ‘Ironsides’ Cromwell, executioner of King Charles I, was now the protector of the empire. Cromwell … Continue reading

Posted in Hippie, Street theater, Vietnam War | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Jajouka Or Joujouka? The Conflicted Legacy Of The Master Musicians

“‘Telephone Man’ was a gimbri player who used to play in the village of Joujouka (just as often spelled Jajouka), decades before mobile phones finally connected the hilltop base to the outside world around ten years ago. He would visit … Continue reading

Posted in Burroughs, Hippie, Jazz, LSD, Marijuana, Music, Rolling Stones, Timothy Leary | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oz

“Oz was an independently published, alternative/underground magazine associated with the international counterculture of the 1960s. While it was first published in Sydney in 1963, a parallel version of Oz was published in London from 1967. The Australian magazine was published … Continue reading

Posted in Counterculture, Happenings, Hippie, Newspaper, Religion, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nathan Gelgud – Unconventional, Part 1: Ed Sanders and the Liberal Puritan

“In anticipation of the Republican and Democratic national conventions later this summer, Nathan Gelgud, one of the Daily’s new correspondents, will be posting a regular weekly comic about the writers, artists, and demonstrators who attended the contested 1968 DNC.  …” The Paris … Continue reading

Posted in 1968 DNC, Allen Ginsberg, Books, Burroughs, Chicago Eight, Dick Gregory, Ed Sanders, Hippie, Poetry, The Fugs, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment