Ralph J. Gleason and the ‘San Francisco Sound’

July 8, 2017  •  Peter Richardson

Time Magazine, July 7 1967 The Summer of Love was in part a creature of the national media. By featuring San Francisco hippies in the months before that epic season, national outlets swelled the hordes of young people converging on the city. In effect, these journalists helped create the phenomenon they were covering. That point wasn’t lost on the locals. For the “Death of Hippie” event in... Learn More →

USA TODAY: Don’t Miss out on the Summer of Love’s 50th Anniversary

March 26, 2017  •  California Historical Society

Dig out those bell bottoms – it’s the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love.

San Francisco celebrates that remarkable summer of ’67 when 10,000 youth flooded the city, adopting a lifestyle that rejected convention and embraced invention. San Francisco’s counterculture launched cultural shifts that rippled across the nation.

“Peace and love, brother” was the catchphrase in the Haight-Ashbury district where the influx of youth settled. And as The Grateful Dead once sang, “Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand/Everybody’s playing in the heart-of-gold band.” Learn More →