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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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Bed-Ins for Peace

“As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono held two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, one at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and one at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, each of which were … Continue reading

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Wes Wilson

“Wes Wilson is generally acknowledged as the father of the 60s rock concert poster. In 1968, he received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts for ‘his contributions to American Art.’ He pioneered what is now known as … Continue reading

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Baby boomers

“Baby boomers are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years ranging from the early-to-mid 1940s and ending birth years ranging … Continue reading

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The Dick Cavett Show

“… The Dick Cavett Show refers to television programs on the ABC, PBS, USA and CNBC networks hosted by comedian, comedy writer and author Dick Cavett between 1968 and 1995 in New York. The first daytime show featured Gore Vidal, … Continue reading

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Give Peace a Chance

College students in Boston march against the Vietnam war, October 16, 1965. “Say what you will about the Vietnam War, it had a great soundtrack. Feature and documentary filmmakers have, of course, long appreciated this—cue ‘The End’ by the Doors … Continue reading

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