Summer of Love | Discussion

American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
Fee: Free

About the Event

Summer of Love started in June 1967 by an open air festival in Monterey. Following the festival, thousands of people started flocking to San Francisco, attracted by the hippie movement ideals and music. By this discussion, we would like to commemorate this important social movement in the U.S. during the 1960s and its impact on the then Czechoslovakia.

The panel will include Vojtěch Lindaur (publicist, Radio Beat), Pavla Jonssonová (musician, professor) and Josef Rauvolf (publicist). The discussion will be moderated by Richard Olehla of the Literary Academy.

Discussion in Czech.

Summer of Love Music

The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour)

Small Faces ("Itchycoo Park"), Eric Burdon & The Animals (Winds of Change)

The Doors (The Doors and Strange Days)

Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow and After Bathing at Baxter’s)

Pink Floyd (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn), Love (Forever Changes)

Cream (Disraeli Gears)

The Rolling Stones (Their Satanic Majesties Request)

The Grateful Dead (Greatful Dead)

The Who (The Who Sell Out)

The Velvet Underground (The Velvet Underground & Nico)

Procol Harum (Procol Harum)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Are You Experienced? and Axis: Bold As Love)

Books on Summer of Love

Anthony, Gene. Magic of the Sixties. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2004.

—-. Summer of Love: A Photo-Documentary. forward by Michael McClure. Berkeley, California: Celestial Arts, 1980.

Bassan, Morris. Haight Ashbury Sketches. San Francisco: Xlibris Corporation, 2003.

Braunstein, Peter and Doyle, Michael William. Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960s and ’70s. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Coyote, Peter. Sleeping Where I Fall. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint Press, 1999.

Didion, Joan. Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990. (Originally published in 1968.)

Echols, Alice. Shaky Ground: The Sixties and Its Aftershocks. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

Echt, David Rey. Messenger from the Summer of Love: A Spiritual Journey. San Francisco: Robert D. Reed Publishers, 2001.

Fadiman, James. The Other Side of the Haight. Berkeley, California: Celestial Arts, 2001.

Gastaut, Amélie and Criqui, Jean-Pierre. Off the Wall: Psychedelic Rock Posters from San Francisco. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2005.

Gitlin, Todd. The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. New York: Bantam Books, 1993.

Grunenberg, Christoph. Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era. London: Tate Publishing, 2005.

Hoskyns, Barney. Beneath the Diamond Sky: Haight-Ashbury 1965-1970. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Law, Lisa. Flashing on the Sixties. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1987.

Miles, Barry and Scott, Grant. Hippie. New York: Cassell Sterling Publishing, Co., Inc., 2003.

Miller, Timothy and Richard Hendel. The Hippies and American Values. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1991.

Perry, Charles. The Haight-Ashbury: A History. New York: Random House, 1984.

Roskind, Robert. Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie: Seven Years in the Counterculture. Blowing Rock, North Carolina: One Love Press, 2001.

Roszak, Theodore. The Making of a Counter Culture. New York: Doubleday, 1968.

Selvin, Joel. Summer of Love: The Inside Story of LSD, Rock and Roll, Free Love and High Times in the Wild West. New York: Dutton, 1994.

von Hoffman, Nicholas. We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Inc., 1968.

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