Archive for June 2017

History of The Beatles All You Need Is Love: 50 Years Ago

HISTORY OF ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: 50 YEARS AGO On this day 50 years ago, the Beatles released the song “All You Need Is Love.” On June 25, 1967, they participated in the Our World TV show which used the recently constructed satellite system and broadcast their performance across the globe. Beatles drummer Ringo…

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History of the Summer of Love — 1967: Part 4, Rock & Roll

HISTORY OF THE SUMMER OF LOVE — 1967: PART 4, ROCK & ROLL It was fifty years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play They’ve been going in and out of style But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile It was indeed 50 years ago today that The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts…

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History of the Summer of Love — 1967: Part 3, Drugs

HISTORY OF THE SUMMER OF LOVE — 1967: DRUGS When I was a Resident Assistant at Berkeley in the early ’70s a local police officer I knew gave me a tour down Telegraph Avenue. He told me: “All the major drug deals on the West Coast go down within a two block stretch of Telegraph Avenue.…

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