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Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Apr 20, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
I do remember when the actress Natasha Kaplanova took me to the Fairmont Hotel to meet Alan Ginsberg, Peter Orlovky (?), Michael McClure, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Timothy Leary, all of whom were speaking on a panel about how LSD was just great for you. Afterwards a band played and I think Jerry Garcia and Janice were among the crowd dancing on the floor. Think it was during the winter of 1965-66. The regular guests at the Fairmont were certainly amazed at the people who turned out for this event. Yes, LSD was still legal then. Those speakers were actually pretty persuasive then and a lot more lucid than they sounded later on.

There's some 60s memorabilia for you!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 20, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
"Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose." - an old heartthrob
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
"I do remember when..."

No offense, guys and girls, but it never fails to send me when...

What was I sayin'?

Oh, yeah.

Like this: "Like, this is something I DO remember...most things are kinda sketchy, like, y' know--it comes with age, forty's a bitch, ain't it? But this one, I talk about it all the time, so it's good beta...So we had a case of Coors and Wern and Dill were sittin' there all frownin'...Yeah?Well they're all from the sixties, man, Werner, Dill and Coors, so STFU...OT this, *&^%+)(! marmots!"

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
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I'm goin' to Farmers' Market.

Decide where this (these peaks are) peak is.

I have no clue but possibly CO.

Discuss among yourself.

Arbiter of prize is zBrown, a man of trust and who obviously plans on being able to kick Kato's ass at rock 'n roll history in Safe at Last!, MC'd by St. Alex in heaven. Lol.

The prize is either what I come back with from the Market, or a pair of VINTAGE POSTCARDS from the Vault. TBA.

Support your local thread.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 20, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
1968 Miss America Protest


1969 New York City Abortion Speakout


Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 20, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:33am PT
1961 Freedom Riders


1962 James Meredith attends the University of Mississippi


1963 Gov. George Wallace blocks integration of the University of Alabama


March on Washington DC


1964 St. Augustine movement


Civil Rights Act of 1964


Martin Luther King Jr. Nobel Peace Prize


1965 Selma to Montgomery March


Voting Rights Act of 1965


1968 Martin Luther King Jr. assassination

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 21, 2013 - 01:08am PT




WBraun

climber
Apr 21, 2013 - 01:21am PT
In the 60's it was the summer of love.

I hitch hiked to Altmont Speedway to see the Rolling Stones and watched the Hells Angels kill.

There goes the summer of Love.

Met Jimmy Hendrix in the hallway and didn't even know who the fuk he was.

Got drafted number 44 and failed the physical.

They said you can't hear sh!t go back home.

They killed millions of people after that summer of Love.

WTF is wrong with you stupid people ......
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 21, 2013 - 01:51am PT
The sixties didn't end until 1974 +/-.

We all have only the time we live in. Personally I started reading the newspaper at 7 yr's old (1968) and the daily dread of the world hasn't stopped in any real way.

I remember playing with Hot Wheel cars when the pervasive fear that hope was abandoned, happened when the old man came home and exclaimed that Bobby Kennedy was dead.

This violent, creative decade restored some light when Niel Armstrong quietly set foot on the Moon and said his piece between breaths.

Quickly we were ushered into a deep fear of nuclear war that affected us all every night while trying to make sense of puberty and teenaged reasoning.

Young adulthood came along and Reagan/Thatcher/Mulroney efforts to say
BOO ! and mean it, fell on ears that realized the time was right to just be part of the world. Reagan is credited with hastening the collapse of the Berlin Wall but he was ultimately at the right place at the right time.

Those who hung the HUGE protest banner to welcome James Watt to Yosemite, you have my enduring respect !

EDIT: It was all kind of a good time if you didn't look too closely until the cruel, pseudo Jesus, disco hippie posers showed up:



Just add the burgundy velour suit jacket, blue jeans and cowboy boots and you can't escape knowing what I mean...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 21, 2013 - 03:43am PT
1962


1969 Santa Barbara oil spill


Cayahoga River fire
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 21, 2013 - 03:45am PT
1965




1966 Love Pageant Rally


Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
> "Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose." - an old heartthrob

That line has been with me for years and years. Took me multiple decades to realize it has multiple meanings. Well, I'm just up to two so far.

Jim, that image above of the three women looks like it might be Joan Baez and her sisters? Something from a distant past.

I definitely don't feel like they were halcyon days. Lots of strife, change, and struggle. Confusion. In the cauldron of growth and evolution there is some, some times a lot of turmoil. But there were moments of joy and bliss as well, just like any other age.

Eric
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
1961 Lumumba assassination


1963
Lambrakis assassination


Evers assassination


Ngo Dihn Diem assassination


Kennedy assassination


1965 Malcom X assassination


1966 Verwoerd assassination


1967 Rockwell assassination


1968
Martin Luther King Jr. assassination


Robert Kennedy

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
One of our most popular shirts with climbers, especially the old boys. Robinson and Donini order them by the dozen!

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Credit: guido

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 21, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
Kent State Shootings May 1970
Neil had sumthin to say about it,
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Apr 21, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
"When you don't pay attention to history you're doomed to hear history teachers repeating it"
Hobo Dan

On that note I'm starting with the Beats--bored to tears from the post WWII fifties they were looking for a spark and maybe a fire.
Spinning off from that people began to question.

"Bowing to public opinion is like being trampled to death by geese"
Kierkegard

I'd like to think that, that question is still being asked.

Why? Why do we put up with the BS of our societal norms, rules and pressures? Why?

So much is out there and it seems that we scrabble for the crumbs.

I always thought the effort of the sixties was a challenge to the masses to be more, to suck the marrow from life, to do.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Fleetus-- that's right, those are boss Baez chicks, dude! Let's see yer draft card go up in FLAMES!

http://askville.amazon.com/Joan-Baez-question-remembers-poster/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=8933518

Everybody loves Hippie Chicks!
Credit: Audrey
Foxy ladies!
Credit: GI
Motorcycle mamas!
Credit: GI
California girls!
Credit: GI
Twentieth Century foxes!
Credit: mouse from merced

Yes, Chellies are extra-groovy............



Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Apr 21, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
Since I was only born in 58 most of the sixties was a blur of being a kid.

I do remember being able to pick up some 50000 watt radio station out of Chicago on the "skip" that played some of the most amazing music I had ever heard. Considering this was in South Carolina where gospel, farm reports, country and western was the playlist of regular life.

Thru the ether - we heard the Dave Clark Five, The Beatles in heavy rotation, some Janis and a lot of Motown.

The first rock concert I ever went to was The Monkees where the opening act was some crazed Afro'd black guy wearing paisley shirts and satin pants who literally destroyed his guitar on stage. I think I was about 9 or 10 when this happened and it wasn't until my 20's when research at a radio station I worked at disclosed that this crazy darkie was none other than Jimi Hendrix playing his first American tour as the opening act!

What I can say about the 60's was the nightly news besides teaching us Lord of The Flies Southern kids how to build rocket launchers and prescription bottle grenades, also taught us about protests. I had a front row seat for Forced Busing and still remember to this day the look of primal fear in the faces of the first bus of 6 year old Black kids that came to "our" school!

About 1968, a "hippie store" opened down the street from Bob Jones University that sold black light posters, radical records, incense and tie-dye shirts. What they also sold were books - a few I remember reading were Reville for Radicals by Jerry Rubin, Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe. Between these and more, I gained the courage to defy local popular opinion about Vietnam, learned to challenge Authority by simply asking for explanations and a desire to met Ken Kesey - which I eventually did BTW.

Otherwise, most of my formative teen years were in the Dazed and Confused Era we call the 70's by which time I had landed in California in the middle of Dogtown Days!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2013 - 09:17pm PT

Piracy.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-History-of-Pirate-Radio-During-the-1960s-1970s/119364504836921
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqz8eqG7Wtw

We built this city.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSAN-FM1

Tom Donahue was the construction foreman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krUOPsPwZp4

These boys were stannin' aroun' a-leanin' on they shovels.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jy4yDf3w_w

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