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Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 1, 2007 - 12:24pm PT
Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. (Actually, June 2nd in the U.S.) Pat has obligingly posted some stories of climbing in the Valley in 1967 on his 'obscure history' thread. Before my time, but perhaps others have stories of climbing and Camp 4 and the Valley in 1967? A trip in the wayback machine - flashbacks also ok.

"It was twenty years ago today,
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play
They've been going in and out of style
But they're guaranteed to raise a smile.
So may I introduce to you
The act you've known for all these years,
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,
We hope you will enjoy the show,
We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,
Sit back and let the evening go.
Sgt. Pepper's lonely, Sgt. Pepper's lonely,
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
It's wonderful to be here,
It's certainly a thrill.
You're such a lovely audience,
We'd like to take you home with us,
We'd love to take you home.
I don't really want to stop the show,
But I thought that you might like to know,
That the singer's going to sing a song,
And he wants you all to sing along.
So let me introduce to you
The one and only Billy Shears
And Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Mae West was asked if she'd like to be on the cover of the album, and famously replied "What would I be doing in a lonely heart's club?" But in the end she agreed.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Jun 1, 2007 - 02:20pm PT
MK............I remember well, very revolutionary shift for them. Went over to my climbing buddies house to listen, we were 16 without a clue as to how much of a dramatic change for society was upon us.
morphus

Mountain climber
Angleland
Jun 1, 2007 - 02:52pm PT
elementary arithmetic suggests it was in fact 60yrs ago
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2007 - 03:00pm PT
2007 - 1967 = 40.

So, for those of us who are sufficiently mature, what were you doing during the summer of love?

Those who aren't sure if they can remember can see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967#June
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jun 1, 2007 - 03:03pm PT
Anders, thanks. No more techno for us!! Next up on iTunes..........Beatles revisited!

~Susan
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand.... man.....
Jun 1, 2007 - 03:06pm PT
WBraun

climber
Jun 1, 2007 - 03:08pm PT
Anders we are now at the mercy of providence who is giving misguided intelligence to the fools to send the rockets of hate across the world.

This will cause a powerful misery to ultimately rectify the situation.

Without pain they/us will not change.
morphus

Mountain climber
Angleland
Jun 1, 2007 - 03:26pm PT
Hiker, it was 20yrs ago today, so 40+20=60
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Jun 1, 2007 - 03:42pm PT
That's hilarious Russ.

Lois's face on Mae's body, guess who I'll be thinking about before I fall asleep.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2007 - 03:55pm PT
Clever cartoon, Russ! Thanks!

"Anders we are now at the mercy of providence who is giving misguided intelligence to the fools to send the rockets of hate across the world.

This will cause a powerful misery to ultimately rectify the situation.

Without pain they/us will not change."

I think Werner's saying that all we need is love. But maybe there was something in his cereal this morning.

Rumour has it that in 1967, DaftRat was busy avoiding being drafted into the U.S. or the Israeli army. He was down at Haight & Ashbury, getting good vibrations, seducing hippie chicks, smoking up, and going to anti-war demonstrations. When he wasn't busy working for Eugene McCarthy's campaign, that is. And tuning in, turning on, and dropping out.

ps How's Nora?
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 1, 2007 - 04:08pm PT
so 40 yrs ago (today) was the 20 th anniversary of Sgt Pepper's band playing (60yat)

Who knew they had that kind of animation in 1947? Besides pink elephants, anyway?
WBraun

climber
Jun 1, 2007 - 04:12pm PT
So forty about years ago I was at the Altamont Speedway at the Rolling Stones concert where the Hells Angels where killing some dude near the front stage.

As the Rolling Stones play "Under My Thumb" ..... the Hells Angels did just that. I saw ....

The "Summer of Love" wasn't it.

Those were the days my friends ...... flowers everywhere, and long beautiful hair -

Shining, breathing, and flashing through the air .....
hoipolloi

climber
South Bay
Jun 1, 2007 - 04:35pm PT
i think 40 years ago my dad went to the valley for the first time. two years later, in 69 i believe he went for the first time to climb.

while im not that young, i can safely say i was still far from a thought at that point!

not sure though ill have to ask him.
TwistedCrank

climber
a luxury Malibu rehabilitation treatment facility
Jun 1, 2007 - 05:00pm PT
I'm trying to remember that CD. Did they have any videos on MTV?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jun 1, 2007 - 05:41pm PT
A few days ago I was visiting my 92 year old cousin in Mayfair Tower and said it must be nice living next to Yoko but just far enough that you don't have to hear her singing.

She had no idea what I was talking about, but sure knew who John Lennon was after he was shot in front of the building next door.



As usual there were Lennon fans posing in front of the Dakota and placing flowers on the "Imagine" mosaic in the part of Central Park across the street known as Strawberry Fields".
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 1, 2007 - 06:05pm PT
I lived in the Bay Area, had a '58 VW bus with curtains on the windows. I liked to go to the concerts at the Fillmore, before it became the Fillmore West. Great concerts. What a trip. Crazy people going crazier in the City.

Hey Werner, Altamont was a real letdown wasn't it? The sound system was so bad, so many of the musicians could not carry a tune live, the Hell's Angels were menacing and ultimately deadly, the druggies were wasted. Who would want to be a hippy with that? Better to go climbing.
nita

climber
chico ca
Jun 1, 2007 - 06:16pm PT
Hey Werner, Did you see- Gram Parsons, when he played at
Altamont?




youtube- has a tiny bit of him playing at altamont, and someone is getting beaten up.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Jun 1, 2007 - 06:30pm PT
"Summer of Love" Not in Detroit, My folks wouldn't let us play outside because of the racial riots and burning. I remember watching out the front window and wondering about Maltalf cocktails...nice time.....
I was taking to a guy that works for my wife that graduated from Berkely at that time, he said the first year( 66 or 67) was fantastic but by the second year of the summer of love it had already become commercialized.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 1, 2007 - 06:32pm PT
WBraun

climber
Jun 1, 2007 - 07:26pm PT
I loved the 60's.

You could stick your thumb out and instant ride from hippy.

You could even get lucky and get picked up by a Ted Bundy or Mr. Zodiac.

The cops just loved me in Nevada. I made them have to chase me out of town because of the no hitch hike rules.

He he he, they could knott keep up. I could run fast and jump high.

Those were the daze. You all missed out. Too bad.
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