June 21, 1997 |
"Yeah, brother! What's happening?" It is Jimi Hendrix, high and giddy on the Monterey Pop Festival stage. It is June 1967, long enough ago for the concert film to have become part of pop culture's endless reel. There's Jimi, nervous, 24 years old, throaty-voiced, hair wild even for the time. You know the lasting image: Hendrix on his knees, summoning fire from a flaming Stratocaster guitar. He was one of the last acts of a three-day show.
July 10, 1989 |
Twilight was never Dean Chance's favorite time. In the early years of the Angels, he and Bo Belinsky, who combined to cut a swath wider than the Sunset Strip, were at their best when the night was darkest and the neons were brightest.
June 21, 1987 |
On a velvety-warm Saturday recently at the corner of a couple of streets named Haight and Ashbury, someone had shinnied up a signpost and done what someone had probably done every weekend for 20 years. Over the metal sign that read "Haight," this particular somebody had taped a paper rectangle that read, predictably, "Love." A generation ago the Summer of Love was radiating psychedelic images of peace, love, drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll from the counterculture's epicenter.
July 6, 1997 |
When I think back on the 1967 "Summer of Love" it's amazing it could even be called that. The first generation raised on television and rock 'n' roll came of age that summer and there was much for them to be negative about. John F. Kennedy had been assassinated only 3 1/2 years before. A huge U.S. military buildup was underway in Vietnam. The antiwar movement was roaring. Martin Luther King Jr. urged massive civil disobedience and Stokely Carmichael was calling for a black revolution.
January 20, 2008 |
Before the University of Houston's first appearance in an NCAA Final Four in 1967, its players were sitting in a hotel ballroom in Louisville, Ky., when they found themselves in the middle of a chaotic scene. Camera lights flashed, reporters shouted questions and fans begged for autographs as college basketball's greatest player, Lew Alcindor, hidden behind dark glasses, and the rest of the UCLA team entered the room like so many rock stars. "Do they have to pay these guys?"
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November 16, 2002 |
William "Will" Schutz, a psychologist and pioneer of the human potential movement, died Nov. 9 at his home in Muir Beach, Calif. He was 81, and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. As a faculty member of the Esalen Institute in Big Sur starting in 1967, Schutz led group encounter sessions that urged complete openness and honesty.