Long ago in a land not so mythical or far away as some would have you believe, certain corporate types over the age of 30 were intent on “engineering” a ‘music scene’ in San Francisco. It came to pass of an evening (in the vicinity of a stage) that a…
The 1960s was the decade that change the world and forever changed the course of every aspect of our society, both here and abroad. Here is a brief stroll down memory lane highlighting some of the key dates in music during 1969….the last year of the decade that changed the world,
Who cares? Oh, the 60s. You’ve heard it way too many times – “Things were different back then,” they say, “It was, like, a revolution.” “So what?”, you retort, “who cares?” Music is better now. We’ve got rap, alternative, punk, techno, disco, all this stuff, and it’s all better-produced and more sophisticated than any of that 30-year-old junk. Plus we’ve got music videos! ….YEA, BUT THE 1960S WAS LIKE NOTHING ELSE!
The 60s was a turbulent time with cultural and social change ocurring everywhere, tearing at the fabric of American society. In this series, The Lang Report will cover the birth, rise and impact the the protest movement had where it is today. The movements encompasses civil rights, the Vietnam War, Women, Gay Rights, and the Environment.
If you care about making a difference in our country then you should know, at the very least, some of the history of the protest movement which will always included what occurred at the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the tiral that followed. â€œChicago 10â€ is the recently released film about that trial which proved to be one of the pivotal events of the 1960s an the generation that defined it. (VIDEO)
Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered LSD and gave the psychedelic generation the pharmaceutical vehicle to turn on, tune in and drop out, died yesterday at his home in basel, Switzerland of a heart attack at the ripe old age of 102.
Howard Zinn, an American historian, and activist gave us, A People’s History of the United States, a more realistic view of America without interjecting the “political correctness” so inherent in the text books given to today’s students. Comparing Zinn’s version with the textbooks you and I read in school reminds me of how our current President, ahem, George Bush and his sidekick Dick Cheney have been trying to re-write American history to conform to their own warped view of the universe.
The ï¿½60sï¿½ was a turbulent time with cultural and social change ocurring everywhere, tearing at the fabric of American society. In this series, The Lang Report will cover the birth, rise and impact the the protest movement had where it is today. The ï¿½movementï¿½ encompasses civil rights, the Vietnam War, Women, Gay Rights, and the Environment.
On Oct. 1, 1964, young Mario Savio climbed aboard the police car holding activist Jack Weinberg and energized a growing crowd of students in Sproul Plaza with the first of many impromptu speeches that would constitute the birth of the Free Speech Movement (FSM) as it is known today.