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Happy Birthday John

John Lennon would have been 70 this week (well past 64.)   His last interviews will soon be release as an ebook.  Check out the NPR story at

Woodstock 40th anniversary this week

Nice article on Woodstock in the New York Times.

Hendrix at Woodstock

Hendrix at Woodstock

1969 – The New York Times

1969 – The New York Times

Multimedia pictorial of 1969 from Nixon to Woodstock to Altamont.  An incredible year.

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41 Years Later in Chicago, Police and Demonstrators Still Clash, but With Words

Story in the Times about the reunion of the Chicago police from 1968.  For more on Chicago 68, see No One Was Killed: The Democratic National Convention, August 1968 by John Schultz.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite

The living Beatles reunite for a one night concert in New York.  See story here.

John Michell – counterculture icon dies

See his obituary in the New York Times here.

Chicago 10 documentary

PBS has been rerunning a Chicago 10 documentary on Independent Lens. It has some great archival footage combined with animated courtroom scenes.

Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth

NPR has a story on the protest of the Miss America pageant in 1968 that sparked the women’s liberation movement and started the bra-burning myth. Click here to listen to the story.

Demonstration an the 1968 Miss America Pageant (AP).

Looking at Music

There’s a new exhibit at the New York MOMA on music, art, and technology. Here’s the description from the website. 

“Music was at the forefront of interdisciplinary experimentation in the 1960s, when the mixing of media really took off, and musicians led the way in developing new working methods. This screening series, presented in conjunction with a series of early media and related drawings, prints, and photographs in the Media Gallery, examines the radical role of music in the early development of media art, and includes documentary and experimental films, and music videos.”  

The exhibit features materials from the Beatles, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and others.  You can find the website here.

NPR story on the Chicago 68 protests

Good story with some chilling audio from the streets.  Click here to listen.

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