Interested in Politics, Rock and Roll, the 60's Counter-Culture/Peace Movement, etc. ? Extremely Interesting Info for YOU!Submitted by gmason08 on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 02:06
I cannot commend highly enough, to all here at the DP, that you read the very well researched and relevant information about an important time in our nations history at the link below. I doubt that anyone here is already familiar with even a small fraction of what is covered.
This site discusses the links between a large number of the leading Rock Stars of the 1960's, that had the most influence on the birth/direction of the "Hippies" and Military Intelligence(and prominent US families).
Please take a look and comment. I am very well informed but this is completely new for me.
Here is a taste. Sound Familiar?
"I should probably mention here that, contrary to popular opinion, the ‘hippie’/’flower child’ movement was not synonymous with the anti-war movement. As time passed, there was, to be sure, a fair amount of overlap between the two ‘movements.’ And the mass media outlets, as is their wont, did their very best to portray the flower-power generation as the torch-bearers of the anti-war movement – because, after all, a ragtag band of unwashed, drug-fueled long-hairs sporting flowers and peace symbols was far easier to marginalize than, say, a bunch of respected college professors and their concerned students. The reality, however, is that the anti-war movement was already well underway before the first aspiring ‘hippie’ arrived in Laurel Canyon. The first Vietnam War ‘teach-in’ was held on the campus of the University of Michigan in March of 1965. The first organized walk on Washington occurred just a few weeks later. Needless to say, there were no ‘hippies’ in attendance at either event. That ‘problem’ would soon be rectified. And the anti-war crowd – those who were serious about ending the bloodshed in Vietnam, anyway – would be none too appreciative."
Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation
P.S. I did a quick check on this guys credibility by checking his assertions about David Crosby of Byrds/C.S.N.; his assertions are spot on.