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Summer of Love

The Summer of Love was a phrase given to the summer of 1967 to try to describe (personify) the feeling of being in San Francisco that summer, when the hippie movement came to full fruition.

The actual beginning of this "Summer" can be attributed to the "Human Be-In" that took place in Golden Gate Park[?] on January 14 of that year. Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and the Jefferson Airplane all participated in the event, a celebration of hippie culture and values. Later that summer, thousands of young people from around the nation flocked to the Haight-Ashbury[?] district of the city to join in on the hippie experience.

Also the phrase given to the late 1980s in England when acid house and detroit techno hit the Atlantic shores and transformed a nation.

See also LSD



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