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A veritable cornucopia of streetwise lingo, posted and defined by its readers.









City Lights Bookstore

City Lights was a San Francisco bookstore founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin as the first all-paperback bookstore in America, if not in the world. In 1955, Ferlinghetti launched a publishing house that published Allan Ginsberg's Howl in 1956. The second printing of that small collection of Ginsberg's poetry was printed in England and shipped to San Francisco. A portion of that printing was seized by customs under the charge of obscenity. After that, Ferlinghetti and the bookstore manager Shigeyoshi Murao were arrested for publishing and distributing obscenity. City Lights Bookstore won that court case; thus setting a precedent for publications by many other writers.†"Howl" is a 2010 American experimental film about Allen Ginsberg and the 1957 obscenity trial. More info. Wikipedia





Allen Ginsberg

This is the man, who was like the eye of a great storm that swept the country, brought freedom of speach and was at the center of hippie movement. "Howl" is a 2010 American experimental film which explores both the Six Gallery debut and the 1957 obscenity trial of 20th century American poet Allen Ginsberg's noted poem Howl. More info. Wikipedia|Uncyclopedia





Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament



CND was formed in 1957 and since that time has periodically been at the forefront of the peace movement in the UK. It was also the first to use the Peace sign in the 1950s. More info. Wikipedia

"Mabel Hetherington, who belonged to an earlier generation of peace activist from England, was largely responsible for setting up CND(NZ) in Auckland when she moved to New Zealand after the second world war. With Alison Duff and Pat Denby, Hetherington carried CND(NZ) in Auckland through the 1960s. It was largely from CND(NZ) and the Peace Media that Greenpeace New Zealand evolved."
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GreenPeace



Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. More info. Wikipedia





Hippie or Hippy?

Both spellings are correct. The original spelling is "hippy", which is often used by old hippies. "Hippie" is used more often as a Verb, and "hippy" is used more often as a noun. Both spelling are correct. More info: Wikipedia|Uncyclopedia









Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie had a great influence on American music. "Bound for Glory" is a 1976 American biographical film directed by Hal Ashby and adapted by Robert Getchell from Woody Guthrie's 1943 autobiography Bound for Glory. More info. Wikipedia

Some Woody Guthrie quotes
- California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see, But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot If you ain't got the do re mi.
- Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen.
- This machine kills fascists.
This machine kills fascists on Woody's Gibson guitar.






Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie is Woody Guthrie's Son. Like his Father, Arlo also had a great influence on American music in 1960s and later. "Alice's Restaurant" is a 1969 American comedy film co-written and directed by Arthur Penn. It is an adaptaion of the 1967 folk song of the same name by Arlo Guthrie. The film stars Guthrie as himself. More info. Wikipedia





Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger was Woody Guthrie's close friend. He had a great influence on American music, and has been said to be the first Punk (folk-punk singer). "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song" (2007) is a documentary film about the life and music of Pete Seeger. More info. Wikipedia|Uncyclopedia






Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Ramblin' Jack Elliott was a friend of Pete Seeger, Woody and Arlo Guthrie. Woody Guthrie was Ramblin' Jack's mentor and Ramblin' Jack mentored Woody's son Arlo Guthrie. He also brought American music to Europe. Hence, he's had a great influance on British and American music. Here you'll find his biography, discography, with an appreciation of his contribution to folk music by various artists, research resources, news and gig list. "The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" (2000) is a film made by Ramblin' Jack's daughter about her father. More info. Wikipedia






Donovan

This is Donovan Leitch's Official website. Donovan learned finger style guitar playing form Mac MacLead and was mentored by Derroll Adams since 1958 when Adams was touring Europe with Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and all through 1965 when Donovan was on top of the chart lists in America. Donovan was a bohemian and one of the earliest hippies. He lived a life of a gipsy with his roadie friend Gypsy Dave. Donovan was inspired by Jack Kerouac and other Beat writers' works when he was a teenager. Donovan used to play on Gibson guitars. Later, he switched to custom-order guitars by Tony Zemaitis from London. Now, he plays on a greentop custom-order Celtic style guitar by Danny Ferrington from Santa Monica, California. "Sunshine Superman: The Journey of Donovan" is an excellent documentary film by Hanna Rossacher about the life of Donovan with lots of music, info and rare film footage. More info. Wikipedia|Uncyclopedia

Donovan - Unofficial

Unofficial Website of Donovan is a great source of info about Donovan and his works.






Bob Dylan

Dylan's Official website includes discography, lyrics, sound files, tour dates and lots more. Woody Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliott were Bob Dylan's mentors. "No Direction Home" is a documentary film by Martin Scorsese that traces the life of Bob Dylan, and his impact on American music and culture. More info. Wikipedia|Uncyclopedia






The Beatles

The Beatles were an English band that was greatly influenced by American music and wrote their own music. This is the Official Website of The Beatles with detailed history, information on their music, movies, news, and latest projects. More info. Wikipedia|Uncyclopedia









The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones started as an English cover band that played American music. They were greatly influenced by Chicago's Rhythm and Blues. Now they write their own music and developed their own distinct sound. More info. Wikipedia|Uncyclopedia






Bill Graham

This is the music promoter that started the 1960s San Francisco music scene. Without him the Haight-Ashbury music scene and bands that came from it such as Jefferson Airplane or The Grateful Dead would never have happened. More info. Wikipedia






Jefferson Airplane

The Jefferson Airplane was the most incredible Folk music oriented electric band that was one of the earliest and best known psychedelic 1960s bands from Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco. They had an original improvised sound that was all their own. More info. Wikipedia|Uncyclopedia





The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead were a psychedelic band from Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco. They were influenced by Folk-Rock and Bluegrass music. This is their Official Home Site.
More info.
Wikipedia|Uncyclopedia





Jim Morrison and The Doors

Vintage Web site, from early days of the Web, dedicated to Jim Morrison and The Doors
















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Take Me Back To The Sixties

A depiction of old black and white TV shows of the 1950's and 1960's






American guitar manufacturers
Fender, Gretsch, Gibson, Rickenbacker
Links to some of the best known guitar manufactures





All about bongos
Bongomania

Bongomania is your place to find all kinds of information about bongo drums, including instructions, history, photos, reviews, and everything you ever wanted to know about bongos.




Summer Of Love

The Summer of Love was the summer of 1967, particularly in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, where thousands of young people loosely and freely united for a new social experience. As a result, the hippie counterculture movement came into public awareness. More info. Wikipedia






1969 Woodstock Festival
Woodstock Museum

A collection of Woodstock Facts, Figures, Stories, Photos, Current Happenings, Memorabilia, Links, and Assorted Tidbits. Assembled to give you a clearer picture of an event that reshaped Music and Society. Join us for a trip to the 1969 Woodstock Festival & Concert!! More info. Wikipedia






Gypsy Dave Mills

Gypsy Dave was involved in the music business with his dear friend Donovan, from 1963-1971.





Pieman.org

Guess whoís gonna get cream all over his face and then go to Piemanís web site to check if your guess was right. The pieman Organization was established in the 1960ís by Pieman who is really phat!





Lisa Law Photography
Flashing On The Sixties

Lisa Law Photography from hippie life in the 1960s. Lisa Law documents life as she sees it. She has two books out "Flashing on the Sixties" and "Interviews with Icons", and a Video documentary "Flashing on the Sixties" that has won four awards at film festivals.





HippyLand

Check out Hippy Land on Hippy.com





HipPlanet.com

Serving the hippie community since the mid 1990's.





Old Hippie's Groovy Site

There's many links to hippie websites on the Old Hippie's Groovy Site. Check it out!





The Hippie Trail - The Road to Paradise

From Copenhagen to Kathmandu in 1960s.





Changes

Celebrating Our Growing Consciousness





David And Shekinah

David and Shekinah, pilgrims on the road since 2005
without residence or savings, without working for money or our keep.





Route 66

Take a trip down the historic Mother Road that started in Chicage at Lake Shore Drive and Jackson Blvd and ended in California where Santa Monica Blvd meets Ocean Ave. Many hippies came down this Road. "Get your kicks on Route 66".





SF Peace And Love

More About Peace And Love





High Times

High Times is a New York-based monthly magazine founded in 1974 by Tom Forcade. HIGH TIMES magazine is the voice of the marijuana community, from the coffeeshops of Amsterdam to the medical cannabis scene in California and everywhere ... More info. Wikipedia






420Magazine.com

An online magazine for your head.





Cheech & Chong

The best of Cheech and Chong.





Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech



Join the Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign!





The Advocate



The award-winning national gay & lesbian newsmagazine web site said to have been started by some former hippies. A site for open gays and those who are just coming out.





Desert Hope

Addiction and Abuse in the LGBT Community





Literary Kicks

Some works by Beat writers - Summer Of Love.





UbuWeb

An archive of poetry in mp3 format. Includes readings by Patti Smith, Samuel Beckett, William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, Frank Zappa and many more.





ZEN

Online Flash course in Zen. Do Not ZZZ.

















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