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I wish I was around with the hippy dudes and dudettes :(. Tell me what it was like.

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posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74
Actually, I remember a fair amount. With a few gaps, that is.


In St.Louis, where I grew up, there was a hill in forest park, we called "Hippee Hill". The hippees, and the "flower children" used to gather their frequently. I always thought it was interesting to watch them. I was a bit young to join them in the mid to late 60's, but I sat on that hill in the 70's, and joined in the latent festivities. Unbeknownst to my parents, that is.




posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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I was born in 1962, so I grew up in the 70's. The era of Rock and Roll, and some of the older tunes from the 60's. It was a great time to grow up in. Well ,let me Re-Word that. It was a great time I was SUPPOSED to be growing up in. I haven't grown up yet! LOL!!!
Saw something on a business sign last month that said, " Don't Grow Up! It's a Trap!!" LOL!! Loved that!!! LOL!!!
Anyway, here's a good one from the time period;




posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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Well you cant have a list of hippie songs and not have any Grateful Dead.



And my favorite dead song.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:17 PM
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But why did the Hippy Era ended? Did Ronnie Raygun stopped them? I remember reading that in the UK some of the reasons why the party stop was because of Lady Thatcher when she declared the party over.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:19 PM
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It was wonderful...
Grad school at Berkeley 69/70

Listening to this....

www.youtube.com...



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:20 PM
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a reply to: SyxPak

So true

I have always had a motto.
"The day you lose your childhood is the day you get old" so I play like a kid sometimes and just enjoy fun.
I don't think I will ever "grow up".


This song always makes me feel like a kid I dunnjo why...just wonderment and optimism




Right cheered me up this thread has cheers all
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posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:21 PM
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That time wasn't all rainbows and lollypops. I hate Tom Cruise but Born on the 4th of July will show you what the 60's were like. It isn't pretty.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

Yup I bet it wasn't but some great tunes came in form of protest came from it.
Pity how the vets were treated.






posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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A timeless classic. We have all heard it a million times but I still turn it up when it comes on the radio.




One we still listen to every Thanksgiving.




posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
That time wasn't all rainbows and lollypops. I hate Tom Cruise but Born on the 4th of July will show you what the 60's were like. It isn't pretty.


"What a drag, man."



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Interesting. Those happen to be 2 of my favorites. Are you channeling me?



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

I channel all for I am the one.




posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:32 PM
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Now when I was a kid I had this and it made me cry..I remember crayoning all over the cover.



Still brings a tiny tear to me eyes.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:33 PM
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Here ya go, OP. One of the quintessential anti-war songs of the era...


This one too...

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posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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I used to play drums to war pigs when I was about 7
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Then my Dad got into Phil collins and made me drum to that so I gave up lol.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:55 PM
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Check out a movie called "Medium Cool".

You'd dig "More American Graffiti" as well.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 01:14 PM
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Good thread Boy Monkey, it brings back many memories. Yes we still do remember them, some anyways. LOL I'm surprised no one listed this one, but it was definitely part of the time.



Thanks for the memories.

SnF



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: rickymouse

But why did the Hippy Era ended? Did Ronnie Raygun stopped them? I remember reading that in the UK some of the reasons why the party stop was because of Lady Thatcher when she declared the party over.


They were a threat to consumerism, they didn't buy new cars or things they did not need. If everyone was like that, nobody could get rich off of others.

I even knew that in the seventies, they told us that in Econ in high school. I'm not sure if the teacher was for or against this though. He barely mentioned it in his teaching. He was not a hippy, but knew why society looked down on them. Think about your job or your parents job if you are young. What if nobody needed the services that they provide.?
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posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 03:15 PM
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In the end the hippies were played by the system just as much as everybody else. Nothing truly changed, just rebellion in a different, commercialized form. It awakened people to what our ancestors were doing but other than that, hippie is a fashion. Created to oppress under the guise of awakening.




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