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40 Years On: The Summer of Love

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LOVE: Love was the great L. A. band that got away: Founder Arthur Lee pursued a folk-rock vision...
THE BEACH BOYS: Following "Pet Sounds," the ambitious '66 album which influenced "Sgt. Pepper," the...
THE BYRDS: Folk musicians energized by the Beatles' exuberance, the Byrds evolved from folk-rock...
CREAM: Eric Clapton was already deemed "God" by British blues fans for his guitar work when he...
ALL YOU NEEDED WAS LOVE: For rock fans, 1967 remains the once and future Summer of Love. The...
ARETHA FRANKLIN: Aretha Franklin's gospel-honed vocals and piano work snared a major label deal as a...
THE GRATEFUL DEAD: Other Bay Area bands beat them to the pop charts, but the Grateful Dead would...
JANIS JOPLIN: Monterey Pop brought a bumper crop of jaw-dropping performances, among them a set by...
TIMOTHY LEARY: If Ken Kesey was a prankster, renegade Harvard psychologist Dr. Timothy Leary was the...
MOBY GRAPE: Moby Grape emerged as one of the most talented -- and ill-fated -- of the SF rockers...
PINK FLOYD: Pink Floyd began as one of London's pioneering psychedelic bands. Guitarist and vocalist...
KEN KESEY & THE MERRY PRANKSTERS: Countercultural themes increasingly bubbled to the surface of...
OTIS REDDING: Among Monterey's breakthrough performances was an electrifying set from soul master...
STAR TREK: In a year when it was fashionable to be "far out," NBC struggled to find an audience for...
THE KINKS: Barred then from U. S. shores by the American musicians union, the Kinks refined a...
TERENCE STAMP & JULIE CHRISTIE: Among British actors identified with mod fashion, none were more...
THE WHO: If the Beatles' ambitions on "Pepper" were acclaimed as a unifying concept, it was The Who...
THE BEATLES: The orchestral scale of "Penny Lane" and psychedelic fever dream of its flip side,...
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: The psychedelic underpinnings of the hippie sub-culture romanticized during '67...
COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH: Their first album promised "Electric Music for the Mind and Body,"...
THE DOORS: Much of Los Angeles' emerging '60s rock drew from surf culture and folk music, but the...
BOB DYLAN: For much of 1967, Bob Dylan dodged the glare of his celebrity as he recuperated from a...
BOBBIE GENTRY: In a year noteworthy for mysterious singles, Mississippi native and former Vegas...
JIMI HENDRIX: Groomed by English manager Chas Chandler into a rock sensation, Seattle-born Jimi...
THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS: The Monterey Pop Festival was set against a Northern California coastal...
THE MONKEES: Such was the halo of the Beatles' appeal that even a sitcom facsimile could reap gold...
PAUL NEWMAN: Rock musicians weren't the only stars who railed against the stereotype of '50s...
PROCOL HARUM: A stately ballad with oblique, dream-like lyrics alluding to Chaucer and a regal organ...
THE ROLLING STONES: The Beatles' bad boy rivals were anything but subdued in 1967: Despite...
TRAFFIC: Singer, keyboard player and guitarist Steve Winwood was among the British r&b and blues...
TWIGGY: Three years after the British Invasion, England's influence extended to movies, TV and...
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