The Summer of Love’s Dispiriting Fall
By TED WIDMER/The New York Times

                            The Summer of Love began with a burst of flower power. On June 1, 1967, the Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and the horticulture was nearly as impressive as the music. In the foreground of the album cover, the flowers spelled out the band’s name, and formed other shapes nearby — a guitar here, a star there. A daisy grew from John’s shoulder, a natural epaulet…But flowers wither quickly, as Americans learned that summer. Read more HERE

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