The summer of 1967 in the Haight-Ashbury region of San Francisco, known as the Summer Of Love, was a cultural milestone that influenced the world. Drawing as many as 100,000 young people to the vibrant neighbourhood, the social phenomena was a convergence of free thinking, hippie fashion, political upheaval, sexual freedom, drug use and creative expression.
This movement spread to other cities around the US and around the world over many following years and also produced some amazing poetry, artwork, and music.
Now the 50th Anniversary of this defining moment of the 1960s, several vinyl re-issues will surface by key artists themed around psychedelia and the Summer of Love, highlighting music, mood and historical significance of this period in 1967.
Let's take a look at some of the best from that era.
PETER, PAUL & MARY
And go back in time with this awesome Spotify 'Summer Of Love' Playlist: