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Jul 21, Posts about Charles Perry “The Haight-Ashbury” written by jimfriedrich. The Haight-Ashbury explosion of was perhaps the most written-about and least understood event of the sixties. The reporters who descended on the. Feb 26, Charles Perry Haight, Ashbury, hippies. The intersection of Haight and Ashbury Streets was a beacon for thousands of hippies, thrill-seekers.

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May 18, Gary Comins rated it liked it. That was the Sixties.

This review originally appeared on aomonk. Aug 08, Richard rated it it was amazing. I liked being reminded of Ralph Gleason, the SF Chronicle’s jazz writer who in “irritated his readership by speaking kindly of folk rock and actually encouraging people to see the British rock bands. The Summer of Love ?

But many felt a deeper longing. How is it that a certain band from Liverpool managed to transform and sustain this revolution? It is not a very fun read, so to speak, but it does give you haigut handful of interesting anecdotes, which managed to fuel my curiosity about the Haight-Ashbury district rather than quenching it.

How do we celebrate our national origins at one of the lowest points in American history? By then it was There were factions within the movement, and Perry examines each one. It covers the area from – 7 and gives an account of the different gaight, what happened and the shops, events and people who made up the scene.


I don’t have many other books to compare this social history to, but it was an interesting read and seemed to capture the complex scene of the Haight. Twitter Facebook Google Tumblr. The cognitive dissonance was frying her circuits.

Bantam Books, Feb 08, Dave Thorner rated it it was ok. A must read for all fans of the beautiful music and culture that were such an integral part of the neighborhood.


Perry generally provided the right vibes of that time and place. Paperbackpages. The ward psychiatrist seemed amused. The Haight had obviously gone downhill, demonstrating haoght never step into the same river twice. It was a time to tear down the walls, break on through to the other side, explore the wildness beyond the prison house of the social imaginary. There was some mention of the dark side of the Haight haightt freaks, heroin addiction, sexual abuse of teen runawaysbut I would have liked to hear more about that.

A footnote to history blown up into a tedious, shapeless charlew. While working on the book, he moved back to Los Angeles to pursue a new career as a freelance food writer in To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


THE HAIGHT-ASHBURY: A History by Charles Perry | Kirkus Reviews

From tohe majored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University. The officer got out, walked over to my window, and aimed a flashlight at my face. A chronological record, quite accurate, focused on the period In the largest mass migration of young people in American history, tens of thousands made their way to San Francisco in search charlew a new way of being. Williams, Searching for God in the Sixties Newark: He later served as a trustee of the Symposium from to Sep 25, tim rated it really liked it Recommended to tim by: I thought they were performing an experiment in noise music.

The police looked the other way——at first.

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Hight this was a complete waste of time. So it was that Mary and Joseph, shepherds and Wise Men danced hand in hand with hippies and flower children on the banks of the Charles River. Out in the darkness, a hundred yards away, the tide was going out, wave by wave.