Hippies Make Me Happie
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I've literally spent 5 hours trying to get my scanner to work this evening and it's just not happening. I wanted to show some of my grandma's old photos but instead I'll talk about hippies.
A comment from 1950s Atomic Ranch House to my post about the 1970 issue of TEEN magazine got me researching the Haight-Ashbury 'hippie invasion' in the summer of 1967. I found a couple of really cool videos on History.com about this event.
This one (set to Cream's Sunshine of Your Love), gives you a brief yet informative explanation of what went down;
and this one is from a British report of the invasion from 1967 - worth watching for the dancing hippies alone (beginning at 2:07) or the toff pronunciation of 'hippie' at the beginning.