Let’s Talk About the Summer of Love

Peace and Love Man! In the 30th episode of Let’s Talk About Rock, Vinnie talks about the roots of the summer of love such as the growing distrust of the establishment in the wake of the Vietnam War while examining how the counterculture rose from the underground to the mainstream. He discusses Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, and the early days of the San Francisco scene in the Haight Ashbury district dominated by the likes of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Big Brother and the Holding Company culminating in a series of events bringing the counterculture movement into the mainstream such as the Human Be-In and most notably the Monterey International Pop Festival.