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Old 05-29-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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Square, and I was a square back then...hippies, haight ashbury, psychedelic drugs....it was like hearing about another planet...
When folks comment about the '60s', it's usually about the things you mentioned which didn't really start to kick in until the mid-60s. There was also the assassination of President Kennedy, Martin Luke King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy; and of course the Vietnam War.

1960 - 1963 was, for the most part, a calm time.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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When folks comment about the '60s', it's usually about the things you mentioned which didn't really start to kick in until the mid-60s. There was also the assassination of President Kennedy, Martin Luke King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy; and of course the Vietnam War.

1960 - 1963 was, for the most part, a calm time.
Yes, I was commenting on a limited view, there was alot more, I just turned 13 when the 60's
started, married in 1970, a year after they ended, quite a ride...
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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CNN is starting a 10-part series tonight (May 29) on the Sixties. They'll probably romanticize it, but it should bring back memories.
Thanks for this.
It might help me remember the parts I can't remember
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Northern IL
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Rat Pack
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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I got Hippie, which isn't surprising, but it was a really stupid poll. Most of the cultural stuff had nothing to do with the sixties.
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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Hippie. No surprise there
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:41 PM
 
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Speaking of 'hippie', I've always wondered if that was the 'demo' group description of everybody that went to Woodstock. I mean every time you see a pix of the place you see people 'floating' and 'groovin'' like they're made out of vapor or something plus with flowers in their hair as a nice fashion device...;-)....hmmmm ...was it really like that? (just asking from deep withiong the 'canyons of my mind' you know since I had to go to work that famous Woodstock day!
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: NYC
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It was like that actually since it was a group pretty narrowly focused in age & cultural tastes & motivated enough to travel a few hours to hear that kind of music (hippie countercultural rock, not Top Ten or R&B or pop). So in that sense it was relatively homogenous & the vast numbers of "us" pleasantly shocked us. Obviously there were all kinds of people there but there was a definite "spirit" in the crowd.

Once you found a seat in the massive crowd you stayed there & people nearby would share food, drinks & joints since getting out of your position to get that stuff would be a major expedition & you would never find your place back again. (I think going to the john meant you would wander around the grounds & explore for an hour or 2 after taking care of business, hard to remember now) We would ultimately meet up back at the tent to sleep.

Also the massive rainstorms with the subsequent drenching & inescapable mud created a real sense that we are "all in this together" & we should pull together & make the best of things which inadvertently created a team spirit. Not to be too cliche about it but, yes, it was that good! And then we all had to return to this world again. Sorry you didn't make it, I must've taken Friday off, or that was after I got fired from a job as a teen, but I had bought the ticket months in advance.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Anacronism. That is where I belong in relating to the 60's. Had no opinion or none of the above been quiz choices, that would have been my selection in most of the questions. Like so many others, had no idea who many of the personalities were. Answered as best I could, and, of course, came out Square.

Without taking this thread too political, of all the decades in which I have been alive, the 60's was the worst, for several reasons. Aside from personal reasons, this decade marked the start, Imo, of America's social, moral, economic, and political decline, a decline which continues to this day. I am very much a child and product of the 40's and 50's, and will remain so for what little time I may have left.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:27 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Revolutionary...I'm not surprised.
It is time to change the world! Who's with on this???
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