Vanity Fair has published a great article this month about San Francisco’s Summer of Love. It reveals who the true movers were behind the Haight Ashbury happening 45 years ago, and how this small collection of like-minded individuals transformed the country and our culture forever.
Ultimately, 75,000 young people were drawn to the streets of San Francisco in 1967. Many attended the Monterey International Pop Music Festival just south of here – the world’s first widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival. The three day concert ran from June 16 to June 18, and included appearances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin and the City’s house band at the time, Jefferson Airplane.
If reading about San Francisco’s past doesn’t interest you, you can always hang out at the North Beach Festival this Saturday and Sunday, from 10 AM to 6 PM on both days. It’s going to be another gorgeous weekend!