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The “Hashbury” Is the Capital of the Hippies – Hunter S. Thompson (1967)

A hippie lounges in front of the Drogstore Cafe, a local hangout notorious for the proliferation of hardcore narcotics, in the Haight-Ashbury district. “In 1965 Berkeley was the axis of what was just beginning to be called the ‘New Left.’ … Continue reading

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Psilocybin mushrooms – “Magic mushrooms”

Psilocybin mushroom “Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, are a polyphyletic group of mushrooms that contain the psychedelic compounds psilocybin, psilocin and baeocystin. Common colloquial terms include magic mushrooms and shrooms. They are used mainly as an entheogen and … Continue reading

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Commune

“The Commune Comes to America,” Life, July 18, 1969. “A commune (the French word appearing in the 12th century from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a large gathering of people sharing a common life; from Latin communis, things held in common) … Continue reading

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“The LSD Story” – Dragnet (1967)

“‘The LSD Story’ is an episode of the Dragnet television series that appeared on the NBC network on January 12, 1967. It was written, produced and directed by Jack Webb, who also starred as Joe Friday. It is sometimes called … Continue reading

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A Long Time Comin’ – The Electric Flag (1968)

“The Electric Flag was a blues rock soul group, led by guitarist Mike Bloomfield, keyboardist Barry Goldberg and drummer Buddy Miles, and featuring other well-known musicians such as vocalist Nick Gravenites and bassist Harvey Brooks. Bloomfield formed the Electric Flag … Continue reading

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“Turn on, tune in, drop out”

“‘Turn on, tune in, drop out’ is a counterculture-era phrase popularized by Timothy Leary in 1966. In 1967 Leary spoke at the Human Be-In, a gathering of 30,000 hippies in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and phrased the famous … Continue reading

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Gonzo journalism

“Gonzo journalism is a style of journalism that is written without claims of objectivity, often including the reporter as part of the story via a first-person narrative. The word ‘gonzo’ is believed to have been first used in 1970 to … Continue reading

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