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Boom Boom
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posted 17 July 2007 03:46 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I remember the summer of 1967 mostly for EXPO 67, but also because it was the first time I heard music by Jimi Hendrix, although I wasn't at Monterey Pop. At Expo 67 I bunked in my brother's apartment, just down the hallway from a guy who had legally changed his name to "Hippy Dippy". I think the summer of 1967 was the first time I smoked a joint, although I can't really remember if it was 1967 or 1968. What do you remember from the Summer of Love, if anything?

ETA: Amazon.ca is showcasing music from the 'Summer of Love' era on its website with a video - Scott MacKenzie singing "If you're going to San Franciso - be sure you wear flowers in your hair". (also some other classics by the Youngbloods, Van Morrison, and the Turtles)

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Caissa
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posted 17 July 2007 04:37 AM      Profile for Caissa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I remember Toronto winning the Stanley Cup.
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Digiteyes
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posted 17 July 2007 04:39 AM      Profile for Digiteyes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wasn't old enough to participate in the summer of love aspect of '67.
I did enjoy Expo, though. We lived in a 'burb of Montreal, and got season's tickets (which they called passports). I still have my passport, with some stamps from some of the pavillions I went to.

My uncle, only 7 years my senior, used to spend his summers with us. I remember him sitting at the piano and singing "If you're going to San Francisco..." He only came out of the closet last year, when his S.O. died. RIP, Robert. He didn't last a year without Joe.

It was also a Trudeaumania time. How I *wish* I had bought one of those grown-up paper dresses printed with Pierre Elliott Trudeau's photo on the front that they were selling at Eaton's. Ah yes, our Justice Minister was being noticed already. In Montreal, kids politicize early (confirmed with talks with other ex-Montrealers at work in the last ten years: we knew who was running for which party and where our parents stood, and had an inkling of the issues).

Our new flag was still a matter of consternation for people of a conservative bent. I recall my father referring to it as a "rag" -- not deserving the place of affection and respect that the British Ensign commanded!

I was old enough to have my first bank account, with numbers that would be updated in ink on a card by the bank teller. ...
Too young to know what was happening in terms of job growth, inflation, and interest rates.

Old enough to start reading the Montreal Star and Montreal Gazette and start to understand what a horrible, horrible thing was going on in Vietnam.

For me, 1967 was like a fan unfolding, and revealing so much that I hadn't seen before.


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posted 17 July 2007 04:42 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did anyone hear Judy Rebick on DNTO the other week, talking about her Expo '67 experience? What a great story she had to share!
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posted 17 July 2007 04:45 AM      Profile for The Wizard of Socialism   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Speaking of J.R., whatever happened to her "Auntie" column? Did no one write in, or did she just lose interest in it?
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Boom Boom
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posted 17 July 2007 05:00 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I remember spending the rest of 1967 and right through to 1970, getting high, one way or another. I think 1970 was my last time, as I was finishing college the following spring. That was the year of huge concerts I attended in London, Ontario, with Little Richard, Mitch Ryder and Detroit, and a new band out of Detroit called the MC5 (they sucked, btw). That was also the year Jane Fonda came to London and the border incident that delayed her arrival. I loved 1967 amd the music that just kept pouring out in torrents - I think my LP album collection tripled in size that year.
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Boom Boom
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posted 17 July 2007 05:05 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

HAIR debuted off-Broadway in 1967.


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Boom Boom
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posted 17 July 2007 05:10 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Summer of Love - 40th Anniversary

The Message in 2007
Truth and individual freedom. Freedom of expression. Creativity, love and respect for all things. Freedom for an individual to make a choice - sexually, spiritually and socially. The right to be different and still belong. Honor in refusing to fight without judging those who did. Our right to make a defference. Our right to think independently. Our willingness to share with others.


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jrose
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posted 17 July 2007 05:24 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And we can't forget Habitat '67.
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jas
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posted 17 July 2007 06:16 AM      Profile for jas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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jas
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posted 17 July 2007 06:22 AM      Profile for jas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think I was falling down and crying a lot.

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jrose
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posted 17 July 2007 11:02 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dylan, the Red Dog and the Real Summer of Love

A great listen.

1967 also brought us Don't Look Back

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