Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
CND was formed in 1957 and
since that time has periodically been at the
forefront of the peace movement in the UK. It was
also the first to use the Peace sign in the
"Mabel Hetherington, who belonged to an
earlier generation of peace activist from
England, was largely responsible for setting up
CND(NZ) in Auckland when she moved to New Zealand
after the second world war. With Alison Duff and
Pat Denby, Hetherington carried CND(NZ) in
Auckland through the 1960s. It was largely from
CND(NZ) and the Peace Media that Greenpeace New
Zealand evolved." [ from: Wikipedia ]
Lonely Planet travel guide was born on the hippie
Summer Of Love
The Summer of Love was the
summer of 1967, particularly in the
Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, where
thousands of young people loosely and freely
united for a new social experience. As a result,
the hippie counterculture movement came into
public awareness. More info. Wikipedia
Event of All Time
A collection of Woodstock
Facts, Figures, Stories, Photos, Current
Happenings, Memorabilia, Links, and Assorted
Tidbits. Assembled to give you a clearer picture
of an event that reshaped Music and Society. Join
us for a trip to the 1969 Woodstock Festival
& Concert!! More info. Wikipedia
City Lights was a San
Francisco bookstore founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence
Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin as the
first all-paperback bookstore in America, if not
in the world. In 1955, Ferlinghetti launched a
publishing house that published Allan Ginsberg's Howl in 1956. The second
printing of that small collection of Ginsberg's
poetry was printed in England and shipped to San
Francisco. A portion of that printing was seized
by customs under the charge of obscenity. After
that, Ferlinghetti and the bookstore manager
Shigeyoshi Murao were arrested for publishing and
distributing obscenity. City Lights Bookstore won
that court case; thus setting a precedent for
publications by many other writers.†"Howl" is a 2010
American experimental film about Allen
Ginsberg and the 1957
obscenity trial. More info. Wikipedia
This is the man, who was like
the eye of a great storm that swept the country,
brought freedom of speach and was at the center
of hippie movement. "Howl" is a 2010
American experimental film which explores both
the Six Gallery debut and the 1957 obscenity
trial of 20th century American poet Allen
Ginsberg's noted poem Howl. More info. Wikipedia
is the leading independent campaigning
organization that uses peaceful direct action and
creative communication to expose global
environmental problems and to promote solutions
that are essential to a green and peaceful
Hippie or Hippy?
Both spellings are correct.
The original spelling is "hippy", which
is often used by old hippies. "Hippie"
is used more often as a Verb, and
"hippy" is used more often as a noun.
Both spelling are correct. More info: Wikipedia
Guthrie had a great influence on American music.
for Glory" is a 1976 American
biographical film directed by Hal Ashby and
adapted by Robert Getchell from Woody Guthrie's
1943 autobiography Bound for Glory. More info. Wikipedia
Some Woody Guthrie quotes
California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to
live in or see, But believe it or not, you won't
find it so hot If you ain't got the do re mi.
- Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with
a fountain pen.
- This machine kills fascists. This
machine kills fascists on Woody's Gibson guitar.
Guthrie is Woody Guthrie's Son. Like his Father,
Arlo also had a great influence on American music
in 1960s and later. "Alice's
Restaurant" is a 1969 American
comedy film co-written and directed by Arthur
Penn. It is an adaptaion of the 1967 folk song of
the same name by Arlo Guthrie. The film stars
Guthrie as himself. More info. Wikipedia
was Woody Guthrie's close friend. He had a great
influence on American music, and has been said to
be the first Punk (folk-punk singer).
Seeger: The Power of Song" (2007) is a
documentary film about the life and music of Pete
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Jack Elliott was a friend of Pete Seeger, Woody
and Arlo Guthrie. Woody Guthrie was Ramblin'
Jack's mentor and Ramblin' Jack mentored Woody's
son Arlo Guthrie. He also brought American music
to Europe. Hence, he's had a great influance on
British and American music. Here you'll find his
biography, discography, with an appreciation of
his contribution to folk music by various
artists, research resources, news and gig list.
"The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" (2000) is
a film made by Ramblin' Jack's daughter about her
Leitch's Official website. Donovan learned finger
style guitar playing form Mac
MacLead and was mentored by Derroll
since 1958 when Adams was touring Europe with
Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and all through 1965 when
Donovan was on top of the chart lists in America.
Donovan was a bohemian and one of the earliest
hippies. He lived a life of a gipsy with his
roadie friend Gypsy
Donovan was inspired by Jack
Kerouac and other Beat writers' works
when he was a teenager. Donovan used to play on
Gibson guitars. Later, he switched to
custom-order guitars by Tony
Zemaitis from London. Now, he plays on
a greentop custom-order Celtic style guitar by
Danny Ferrington from Santa Monica, California.
"Sunshine Superman: The Journey of
Donovan" is an excellent documentary film by
Rossacher about the life of Donovan
with lots of music, info and rare film footage. More info. Wikipedia
Unofficial Website of Donovan
is a great source of info about Donovan and his
Gypsy Dave was Donovan
Leitch's road buddy esp. between 1963 and 1971.
He and Donovan are still best friends. Sometimes,
they can even be seen together on stage.
Dylan's Official website
includes discography, lyrics, sound files, tour
dates and lots more. Woody Guthrie and Ramblin'
Jack Elliott were Bob Dylan's mentors. "No
Direction Home" is a documentary film
by Martin Scorsese that traces the life of Bob
Dylan, and his impact on American music and
The Beatles were an English
band that was greatly influenced by American
music and wrote their own music. This is the
Official Website of The Beatles with detailed
history, information on their music, movies,
news, and latest projects. More info. Wikipedia
Stones started as an English cover band that
played American music. They were greatly
influenced by Chicago's Rhythm and Blues. Now
they write their own music and developed their
own distinct sound. More info. Wikipedia
This is the music promoter
that started the 1960s San Francisco music scene.
Without him the Haight-Ashbury music scene and
bands that came from it such as Jefferson
Airplane or The Grateful Dead would never have
The Jefferson Airplane was the
most incredible Folk music oriented electric band
that was one of the earliest and best known
psychedelic 1960s bands from Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco.
They had an original improvised sound that was
all their own. More
The Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead were a
psychedelic band from Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco.
They were influenced by Folk-Rock and Bluegrass
music. This is their Official Home Site.
More info. Wikipedia
is your place to find all kinds of information
about bongo drums, including instructions,
history, photos, reviews, and everything you ever
wanted to know about bongos.
Guess whoís gonna get cream
all over his face and then go to Piemanís web
site to check if your guess was right. The pieman
Organization was established in the 1960ís by
Pieman who is really phat!
Lisa Law Photography from
hippie life in the 1960s. Lisa Law documents life
as she sees it. She has two books out
"Flashing on the Sixties" and
"Interviews with Icons", and a Video
documentary "Flashing on the Sixties"
that has won four awards at film festivals.
Our Growing Consciousness
David And Shekinah
and Shekinah, pilgrims on the road since 2005
without residence or savings, without working for
money or our keep.
Take a trip down the historic
Mother Road that started in Chicage at Lake Shore
Drive and Jackson Blvd and ended in California
where Santa Monica Blvd meets Ocean Ave. Many
hippies came down this Road. "Get your
kicks on Route 66".
High Times is a New York-based
monthly magazine founded in 1974 by Tom Forcade.
HIGH TIMES magazine is the voice of the marijuana
community, from the coffeeshops of Amsterdam to
the medical cannabis scene in California and
everywhere ... More
The award-winning national gay
& lesbian newsmagazine web site said to have
been started by some former hippies. A site for
open gays and those who are just coming out.
veritable cornucopia of streetwise lingo,
posted and defined by its readers.
An archive of poetry in mp3
format. Includes readings by Patti Smith, Samuel
Beckett, William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg,
Sylvia Plath, Frank Zappa and many more.
existing groups that I established but haven't logged
into for ages.
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