In the summer of 1967, America found itself in a very similar place to where it finds itself today, 50 years later.
The country was bitterly divided, torn asunder by a generation gap; glaring racial, cultural, political, economic, educational, and lifestyle differences; a seemingly endless and possibly unwinnable war in a distant foreign land; and an increasingly unpopular president in the White House.
However, first in San Francisco, and soon spreading around the country and much of the western world, a movement blossomed where a group of rebellious dreamers were convinced they had discovered a way to reject materialism and find peace, love, and happiness.
They were called hippies and they unleashed what is called today the Summer of Love. In a 7-part series, Booming Encore is examining that special summer of 1967.
- Part 1: The Summer of Love 1967 – The Beginnings
- Part 2: Summer of Love 50 Years Later: Make Love, Not War
- Part 3: Summer of Love 50 Years Later: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out
- Part 4: Summer of Love 50 Years Later: The Psychedelic San Francisco Sound
- Part 5: Summer of Love 50 Years Later: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
- Part 6: Summer of Love: A Valiant Attempt at Utopia of Peace and Love Ends in Disillusionment and Despair
- Part 7: 50 Years Later: The Legacy of the Summer of Love