Author: Harvey Kubernik
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454920526
Size: 15.19 MB
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love" and the revolutionary music of 1967. During late spring 1967, tens of thousands of young people began streaming into San Francisco, kicking off a counterculture revolution and cultural explosion that was the Summer of Love. Now, on the 50th anniversary of that revolutionary event, acclaimed journalist and pop culture historian Harvey Kubernik takes us on an insider's look at the happenings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond--in the months leading up to, during, and after that seminal summer--through the lens of rock music. This lush volume features a trove of little-known and previously unpublished interviews with scenemakers and musicians of the time and the people who knew them; psychedelic festival posters, concert flyers, and other 1960s ephemera; and stunning images from acclaimed photographers of the era.

Summer Of Love

Author: Colleen Terry
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520294823
Size: 41.68 MB
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Featuring a wide array of iconic rock posters, period photographs, music memorabilia and light shows, "out-of-this-world" clothing, and avant-garde films, this catalogue celebrates San Francisco's rebellious and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the 1967 Summer of Love. This book explores, through essays and a succession of thematic plates, the visual and material cultures of a generation searching for personal fulfillment and social change. Presenting key cultural artifacts of the time, Summer of Love introduces and explores the events and experiences that today define this dynamic era. With essays by Victoria Binder, Dennis McNally, and Joel Selvin. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Exhibition dates: de Young, San Francisco: April 8-August 20, 2017

Popular Fads And Crazes Through American History 2 Volumes

Author: Nancy Hendricks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440851832
Size: 69.90 MB
Format: PDF
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This informative two-volume set provides readers with an understanding of the fads and crazes that have taken America by storm from colonial times to the present. Entries cover a range of topics, including food, entertainment, fashion, music, and language. • Presents well-researched, factual material accessibly and engagingly • Presents what was popular in each decade through short sidebars • Illustrates what today's readers have in common with Americans of the past • Includes a historical overview of each decade • Contains a Glossary of Slang, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading on each decade

Summer Of Love

Author: Christoph Grunenberg
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853239192
Size: 79.29 MB
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Though more than a generation has passed since the revolutionary fervor of the Summer of Love of 1967, the 1960s in many ways seem with us still. From recurring debates over the war in Vietnam to the perpetually appealing music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stone to the concern about youth drug use, the legacy of the 1960s is ubiquitous in contemporary life. The Summer of Love brings together an impressive group of historians, artists, and cultural critics to present a rich and varied interpretation of this seminal decade and its continuing influence on politics, society, and culture. The Summer of Love, which accompanies an exhibition at Tate Liverpool, pays particular attention to the wildly creative psychedelic art of the era. Perceptive essays on psychedelic comics, graphic design and typography, light shows, and film successfully rescue psychedelic art from the fog of nostalgia and unjust critical neglect. Distinguished contributors also explore the role of 1960s fashion and architecture, and they consider anew the central influence of hallucinogenic drugs on the art of the era. Running throughout the essays are the elements of epochal change—from sexual liberation to student revolutions—that still form the backdrop of our collective consciousness of the 1960s. An incisive collection of writings on all aspects of 1960s art and culture, tempered by time and critical distance, The Summer of Love will be indispensable for those who wish they had been there—or for those who were, but can't remember it.

The Republic Of Rock

Author: Michael J. Kramer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195384865
Size: 11.81 MB
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In his 1967 megahit "San Francisco," Scott McKenzie sang of "people in motion" coming from all across the country to San Francisco, the white-hot center of rock music and anti-war protests. At the same time, another large group of young Americans was also in motion, less eagerly, heading for the jungles of Vietnam. Now, in The Republic of Rock, Michael Kramer draws on new archival sources and interviews to explore sixties music and politics through the lens of these two generation-changing places--San Francisco and Vietnam. From the Acid Tests of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters to hippie disc jockeys on strike, the military's use of rock music to "boost morale" in Vietnam, and the forgotten tale of a South Vietnamese rock band, The Republic of Rock shows how the musical connections between the City of the Summer of Love and war-torn Southeast Asia were crucial to the making of the sixties counterculture. The book also illustrates how and why the legacy of rock music in the sixties continues to matter to the meaning of citizenship in a global society today. Going beyond clichéd narratives about sixties music, Kramer argues that rock became a way for participants in the counterculture to think about what it meant to be an American citizen, a world citizen, a citizen-consumer, or a citizen-soldier. The music became a resource for grappling with the nature of democracy in larger systems of American power both domestically and globally. For anyone interested in the 1960s, popular music, and American culture and counterculture, The Republic of Rock offers new insight into the many ways rock music has shaped our ideas of individual freedom and collective belonging.

We Rock Music Lab

Author: Jason Hanley
ISBN: 1592539211
Size: 76.62 MB
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From Elvis and the Beatles to Ray Charles and The Ramones; includes biographies, historical context, extensive playlists and rocking activities for the whole family!

Rock N America

Author: Deena Weinstein
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442600187
Size: 45.11 MB
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What is rock? This book offers a new and systematic approach to understanding rock by applying sociological concepts in a historical context. Deena Weinstein, a rock critic, journalist, and academic, starts by outlining an original approach to understanding rock, explaining how the form has developed through a complex and ever-changing set of relations between artists, fans, and mediators. She then traces the history of rock in America through its distinctive eras, from rock's precursors to rock in the digital age. The book includes suggested listening lists to accompany each chapter, a detailed filmography of movies about rock, and a wide range of visuals and fascinating anecdotes. Never separating rock music from the social, political, economic, and cultural changes in America's history, Rock'n America provides a comprehensive overview of the genre and a new way of appreciating its place in American society.

The Story Of The Band

Author: Harvey Kubernik
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454928904
Size: 20.14 MB
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The Story of The Band pays tribute to the seminal group on the 50th anniversary of their first album, Music from Big Pink, and the 40th anniversary of Martin Scorsese's film The Last Waltz. This lushly illustrated volume covers everything from their collaborations with Dylan through that farewell show, and features rare and previously unpublished interviews with members of The Band and their colleagues.

Performance And Popular Music

Author: Dr Ian Inglis
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409493547
Size: 79.23 MB
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Since the emergence of rock'n'roll in the early 1950s, there have been a number of live musical performances that were not only memorable in themselves, but became hugely influential in the way they shaped the subsequent trajectory and development of popular music. Each, in its own way, introduced new styles, confronted existing practices, shifted accepted definitions, and provided templates for others to follow. Performance and Popular Music explores these processes by focusing on some of the specific occasions when such transformations occurred. An international array of scholars reveal that it is through the (often disruptive) dynamics of performance – and the interaction between performer and audience – that patterns of musical change and innovation can best be recognised. Through multi-disciplinary analyses which consider the history, place and time of each event, the performances are located within their social and professional contexts, and their immediate and long-term musical consequences considered. From the Beatles and Bob Dylan to Michael Jackson and Madonna, from Woodstock and Monterey to Altamont and Live Aid, this book provides an indispensable assessment of the importance of live performance in the practice of popular music, and an essential guide to some of the key moments in its history.

The Doors Summer S Gone

Author: Harvey Kubernik
ISBN: 9781892900036
Size: 35.98 MB
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The Doors Summer¿s Gone is a compilation of author Harvey Kubernik¿s interviews with the members of the Doors; keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger conducted between 1974¿2017, as well as Doors¿ engineer/producer Bruce Botnick and Elektra Records¿ founder Jac Holzman. Book includes Kubernik¿s reviews of the band¿s catalog product and stories, some published, some never in print or online, and reflections over five decades, from intimate Doors insiders; poets, writers, musicians, engineers, songwriters, authors, screenwriters, filmmakers, and photographers. The cover and text incorporate rare visuals and photographs supplied by Kubernik¿s well-respected, music business contacts, and artifacts from the archives of Ida Miller. Kubernik witnessed a 1968 concert by the Doors, and has worked with band members, produced recordings by Manzarek, theater events with Densmore, and chronicled their legacy since 1974. His literary journey displays memories and reflections from others who shared the stage and retail record bins with the Doors over the last half century. Author of 14 books, Kubernik provided a multi-voice forum for Peter Lewis of Moby Grape, Alex Del Zoppo of Sweetwater, multi-instrumentalist Chris Darrow, Carlos Santana, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane, Burton Cummings, and Steven Van Zandt. Chapters devoted to deejays Dave Diamond, Rodney Bingenheimer and Rick Williams; photographers Guy Webster, Henry Diltz, Heather Harris, Kurt Ingham, Tom Gundelfinger O¿Neil, and Helie Robertson; filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker, Murray Lerner and Randall Jahnson; authors Tosh Berman, Gene Aguilera, Eddi Fiegel, Ram Dass, Daniel Weizmann, Sandy Robertson, David Dalton, and Jan Henderson; actors Jack Larson, Seymour Cassell, and Bill Mumy; poets Stephen J. Kalinich, James Cushing and Celeste Goyer; record producers Kim Fowley, Mark Guerrero and Greg Franco; writers Gary Pig Gold, David N. Pepperell, Michael Macdonald; journalist Kirk Silsbee; graphic artist Denis Loren, 1970 head of Door¿s security Tony Funches, and writer Anne Moore, a Jim Morrison confident. Additional recollections from poets, deejays, musicians, poster artists and witnesses to the 1965-1971 world of the Doors are also documented.