hippie was a religion, it's primary ritual was the psychedelic rock
were not so different from the rituals of many sacred traditions:
for centuries people have ingested psychoactive plant substances
and then danced in trance to loud music.
The hippies were intuitively following this time-honored method
of escaping ordinary reality and contacting a different one.
at the Avalon and Fillmore ballrooms in San Francisco,
the psychedelic rock concerts provided a setting for visionary journeying,
the rock show you were in a vibrating universe,
an aural space that drove everything out of your mind except the
All boundaries and distinctions of oneness, as real as any that
happened to any mystic who ever lived.
were part of a new culture, a new world dawning:
we were a force to be reckoned with.
hope you will enjoy the show....."
Big Bang, the Buddha & The Baby Boom
to a 60s & 70s Music Realm
has been a huge project for me..taking about 1 year and half so far.
I have finally realized this Solstice-the project is sim ply too vast..
There are sites that have already accomplished this and I will list
them for you.
would like to showcase my favorite bands and musicians, and
my favorite album's of theirs-which in itself-will be a labor of Love.
will be no more decades like 60s & 70s-ever.
So let's preserve what we can of our culture.
I am committed to creating this, in some small way, here at 60s &
am using AmazonDOTcom for my primary source.
You you can always click on the albums to hear
cuts and then
hit your back button to return here.
Enjoy the Journey'
Bands and Musicians
Love (Arthur Lee)
Country Joe & The Fish,
Ten Years After,
Stills & Nash,
Simon & Garfunkle,
The Allman Brothers Band,
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band,
Stevie Ray Vaughn,
Johhny Winter Band,
George Thorogood & the Destroyer's
Our favorite Hard Rock and Heavy Metal friends,
& 70s Music Sites, Links and Resources
has never been a decade quite like the 60s;
the diversity, conflicts, hope, anger, the music, the dance crazes
and the fun
that characterized these years are captured here.
The 60s decade was a decade of change.
Not only were those changes evident in fashions but world events,
music of the 60s, and individual self expression as displayed
during the largest outdoor rock concert ever performed, Woodstock.
University of Virginia
ROCK MUSIC BECAME the most important medium for defining and coalescing
the new hippie aesthetic,
and the style that emerged with the brilliant, swirling colors and
hallucinogenic imagery was called psychedelic.
Bob Dylan showed how meaningful songs with surrealist imagery could
be wedded to popular music.
Though he was one of the few artists who did not jump on the psychedelic
his then revolutionary efforts inspired countless bands who did.
The first psychedelic bands came from San Francisco:
the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding
Company and others.........
N Roll Hall of Fame Museum
On the shores of Lake Erie in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio,
rock and roll icons have a home. So do you.
Every year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
welcomes visitors from all 50 states and 100 countries the world over.
Since they opened their doors in 1995,
they've worked hard to live up to our reputation as the preeminent
for the celebration and study of rock and roll music.
With a full calendar of exciting events and an amazing array of exhibits
filled with painstakingly preserved and creatively displayed artifacts,
this is the ultimate place to learn about rock and roll and how it
continues to shape our lives.
Ultimate Classic Rock music library
Consists of 5300+ songs from the 1960's, 1970's,
and select 1980's.
It is one of the best Classic Rock music library's you can find on
Click the link for the best Classic Rock music library you have ever
Music & Video:
* ROCKUMENT PODCAST - Music and commentary on roots of rock music.
* FLYING OTHER BROTHERS - Videos and podcast featuring the FOBs.
* GRATEFUL DEAD INTERVIEW - Jerry Garcia and the Dead in the Haight-Ashbury,
Rock Music History:
* ROCKUMENTARIES - Monterey Pop, country blues roots, folk roots,
train songs, famous jams, and more.
* GROOVES - Featuring the Beatles, Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, Bob
Dylan, and more.
* HAIGHT-ASHBURY - San Francisco in the 1960s with S.F. bands including
the Grateful Dead.
* FAMILIAR QUOTES IN ROCK
60s Rock Overview
The Roots of 60s Rock
60s Rock Timeline
"Okay, so you like 60s rock. But do you know anything about the
inspiration for all that great music?
It's worth noting that many of the artists who've become known
as rockers didn't call the music they played rock 'n' roll,
considering themselves either Chicago-style blues musicians (Eric
Rhythm & Blues artists (The Beatles) or both (The Rolling Stones)........."
Museum of Rock Music
Silver Dragon Records is proud to present its Rock music history resource.
Here you will find a extensive list of rock music genres such as
the history of alternative music, heavy metal music, hard rock, grunge,
punk rock, rock and roll, house music, grindcore, and others.
They also offer free resources for local musicians.
They also offer tips on demo submission, music links,
club and band reviews, recording information, and much more.
Encyclopedia of Rock Music
"In the late 1960s, rock music was blended
with folk music to create folk rock,
blues to create blues-rock and with jazz, to create jazz-rock fusion,
and without a time signature to create psychedelic rock.
In the 1970s, rock incorporated influences from soul, funk, and latin
Also in the 1970s, rock developed a number of subgenres, such as
soft rock, heavy metal, hard rock, progressive rock, and punk rock.
Rock subgenres that emerged in the 1980s included
synth-rock, hardcore punk and alternative rock.
In the 1990s, rock subgenres included
grunge, Britpop, indie rock, and nu metal...."
60s Official Site
This is one of those Hippie Cartoon-Character Sites....
...which should be banned from the internet and the Planet...
However--they have compiled a lot of really trippy info.
Classic Rock Blogspot
Barbara's Classic Rock Faves--very cool site!
N Roll Planet
For the classic rock fan,
featuring reviews of classic rock and blues albums, cover art, trivia
Classic Rock Web Site
Rock top ten lists, album reviews,
vote for your favorite rock bands and artists, rock bios, favorite
lyrics and more!
Remembering Rock and Roll Artists Of The '50s, '60s and '70s.
Classic rock website, featuring several classic
rockers with discography, lyrics, and bios.
is a person who, while he/she may be a fan at some level,
seeks intimacy (most often physical, sometimes emotional) with a famous
Groupie is derived from group, meaning a musical band, but now has
more general application.
The term "groupie" is often used derogatorily.
Female groupies in particular are known for a long-standing tradition
of being available
for sexual intercourse with celebrities, rock stars, professional
athletes, politicians, and other public figures
regardless of the fact that the objects of their obsession may already
be married, have children, or otherwise already in a committed relationship.
There are other male dominated professions and occupations that appear
to attract groupies as well,
such as law enforcement and firefighters (especially after 9/11),
the military (these women are sometimes referred to as "Allotment
"debs", "badge bunnies", camp followers, or EIB's
[Everyone In the Barracks]),
preachers and ministers. Even convicted criminals sometimes have followers
the book Hammer of the Gods (Stephen Davis, 1985),
Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is quoted making a distinction between
who wanted a brief sexual encounter with a musician,
and "groupies" who adopted a musician for the duration of
acting as a surrogate girlfriend or mother, often taking care of the
musician's valuables, drugs, wardrobe, and social life.
The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) who were associated with Frank
Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
and other late 60s and 70s stars, are probably the best known groupies
of this type.
While perhaps only a small number of groupies are truly promiscuous
in that they are willing to
trade sexual favors for attention (and often expensive gifts),
the tradition of "rock and roll groupies" continues to the
contributing to the image of the rock-and-roll lifestyle as one where
sex and drugs are readily available at any time.
The techniques used by groupies to get close to their targets vary
almost as much as the groupies themselves.
Certainly, female groupies can wear clothing that highlights their
physical attributesor remove clothing, for that matter.
Sometimes their availability and dogged persistence at pursuing their
lust object are enough.
Some groupies go so far as to create an imaginary world wherein they
the replacements for their targets primary relationships (marrying
them, or at least becoming their "road wife"),
with some making themselves available to any famous celebrity (any
rock band that rolls into town),
while others focus closely on one particular target (and becoming
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