“00individual Celebrates 1967’s 50th Anniversary!” copyright 2017 00individual TLL
EXPERIENCE the HISTORICAL HEIGHT of POP and ROCK and PSYCHEDELIC CULTURE!
00individual was among those blessed to be born into this existence during the most concentrated Cultural events of the late ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. To have been able to experience the slow innocent build of the ’50s as a single-digit Rocker, and of the real-time experience in his teens in the ’60s, and twenties in the ’70s is an exceptional gift, especially for those who appreciated it then, as now.
July 1: The Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” goes #1 for 15 weeks.
July 3: “News at 10” premieres on English TV.
July 7: The Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” is released.
July 7: The Doors’ “Light My Fire” hits #1.
July 10: Bobbie Gentry records “Ode to Billie Joe” – single goes on to win 4 Grammys.
July 12: Race riot in Newark, NJ, 26 killed, 1,500 injured & over 1,000 arrested.
July 14: Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing.
July 14: The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman’s Hermits.
July 17: Jimi Hendrix is the opening act for
The Monkees at Forest Hills NY.
July 17: Race riots in Cairo Illinois.
July 17: John Coltrane, 40, African-American jazz composer & saxophonist, dies.
July 19: 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line).
July 19: Race riots in Durham NC.
July 19: US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit.
July 22: 1st major appearance by Vanilla Fudge (Village Theater NYC).
July 22: Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act for the Monkees’ tour.
July 23 -27: 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires).
July 23: Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons.
July 23: First successful liver transplant – Dr Starzl at the University of Colorado.
July 24: The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana.
July 24: Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland.
July 24: The Beach Boys release The Best of The Beach Boys Vol. 2 .
July 24: Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game.
July 27: LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence.
July 31: The Young Rascals release their album, Groovin’.
July 31: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards end one month jail sentence.
US Top 20 Singles for the week ending July 29, 1967:
1 LIGHT MY FIRE – The Doors (Elektra)
2 I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER – Stevie Wonder (Tamla)
3 WINDY – The Association (Warner Brothers)
4 CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU – Frankie Valli (Philips)
5 A WHITER SHADE OF PALE – Procol Harum (Deram)
6 LITTLE BIT O’ SOUL – The Music Explosion (Laurie)
7 MERCY, MERCY, MERCY – The Buckinghams (Columbia)
8 WHITE RABBIT – Jefferson Airplane (RCA Victor)
9 UP-UP AND AWAY – The 5th Dimension (Soul City)
10 C’MON MARIANNE – The Four Seasons (Philips)
11 SAN FRANCISCO (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie (Ode)
12 I TAKE IT BACK – Sandy Posey (MGM)
13 COME ON DOWN TO MY BOAT – Every Mothers’ Son (MGM)
14 JACKSON – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (Reprise)
15 HERE WE GO AGAIN – Ray Charles (ABC/TRC)
16 CARRIE-ANNE – The Hollies (Epic)
17 SILENCE IS GOLDEN – The Tremeloes (Epic)
18 SOUL FINGER – The Bar-Kays (Volt)
19 A GIRL LIKE YOU – The Young Rascals (Atlantic)
20 THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING – Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)
There was far too much fun goin’ on in the real surreal world that movies could not compete with during the Summer of Love. This was it Folks, the Height of The Love Generation. It truly was; even though ooindividual was still only sixteen he knew Love; physical, mental, emotional, empathetic, unconditional Love. He was just one of the many who were part of The Love Generation.
In 1967 the world opened up to those who opened their minds. The vapors of the positive elements of the Summer of Love of 1967 continued; Brotherly Love was still felt and trust was given. And having a grin on one’s face all of the time could be caused by so many thoughts, visuals, interactions, and mental/physical stimuli that it would have been hard not to smile.
Any July is regarded as the Height of Summer – in July 1967 Summer made History.
“Fans Greet The Psychedelic Train At The Summer Of Love Beach Party”
copyright 2017 00individual TLL
From sky-surfing to off-rail mode, The Psychedelic Train is greeted by a Summer Of Love Beach Party and sets off a colorful smokeworks response in appreciation to enjoy a Fourth of July concert and trip-out to the “night-time is the right-time” fireworks display.
OK, Cosmic Kids, 1967’s Psychedelic Train continues crossing over psychedelic sixties landscapes and is headed for five more monthly psychedelic stops and psyide-trips on the way through Historic Psychedelic 1967!
Next stop – August 1967!