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Music and Culture of the 60's

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Transcript of Music and Culture of the 60's

Black and White Soul/Funk Act
A motion for peace and unity
‘We are Family’
‘Every Day people’
Failures and Black Pride changed tone
‘There’s a riot going on’
Sly and the Family Stone
Kurt Cobain
Amy Winehouse
British Singer
Alcohol Poisoning
27 Club
Brian Jones (Stones founder) drowned
Alan Wilson (Leader of Canned Heat) overdose
Ron McKernan (Grateful Dead keyboard) alcohol
Dave Alexander (Stooges Bassist)
Robert Johnson Blues Guitarist – syphilis
27 Club
Music Icons That Died at 27
Jimi Hendrix
Choked on own vomit
Janis Joplin
Heroin overdose
Jim Morison
Heart failure (alcohol)
27 Club
New York
Poorly planned venue change
Fences or stage?
Squatters poured in
Concert declared free
Trying to collect would have led to violence
Woodstock 1969
1st American Music Festival
Kicked off 1967 Summer of Love
Monterrey Pop
The Doors - Jim Morrison
Jefferson Airplane
White rabbit
Jimmy Hendrix
Self taught
Played guitar backwards
Purple Haze
National Anthem
The Grateful Dead
Jerry Garcia
Jam Band
Close to Kesey
Country Joe and the Fish
Haight-Ashbury Music Scene
Not hippies until Dylan gets ahold of them
The Who
My Generation
Sunshine of Your Love
Eric Clapton
Rock and Roll breaks out of the 50’s
England Rock – heavily inspired by American Blues
Rolling Stones
Gimme Shelter
60’s Rock – British Invasion
Ken Kesey and Beatnik icon Neal Cassady host acid parties and travel on a psychedelic bus
Band of the choice: The Warlocks
Later known as the Grateful Dead
Acid-Rock or Psychedelic Rock
Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters
LSD –’Acid’
1938 Invented by Swiss Chemist Alfred Hofmann
1943 Accidentally had some and tripped on his bike ride home
1950’s CIA tests it on people hoping to find a truth serum
1960 Harvard Professor Timothy Leary begins using with student
1960 Ken Kesey begins “Acid Tests”
Side Lesson: LSD
Simon and Garfunkel
Sounds of Silence / America
Crosby Stills YOUNG and Nash
Young’s Ohio
Joan Baez
Dylan’s long term gal
Mamas and the Papas
California Dreaming
Other Folk
Songs take on political tone
Criticize empire, war and politics
Masters of War
It’s Alright Ma’
Large Ego
Toyed with Media
Bob Dylan: Political Poet
Played electric set at Newport Folk Festival
Shunned by local scene
Did not care in the slightest
Tours with: The Band
Bob Dylan: Folk Star Goes Electric
American Folk music very traditional
Not electric
Strings and harmony
Banjoes, guitars, stand up bass etc.
Bob Dylan
Young folk super star from Minnesota
Bob Dylan: Folk Star Goes Electric
Music and Culture of the 60’s
Berry Gordy
Jackson 5
Stevie Wonder
Marvin Gaye
The 4 Tops
Really what did Everyone like?
Kick Out the Jams!
Free John Sinclair
Iggy and the Stooges
Origins of Punk Rock
Lust for Life
Detroit Garage Rock
Janis Joplin
Female Blues
Piece of My Heart
Ball & Chain
Ken Kesey
“Too young to be a Beatnik, too old to be a hippy”
Author: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Volunteered for CIA financed study on effects of psychoactive drugs: Project MKULTRA
Pink Floyd
Psychedelic Rock
The Wall
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