posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 04:34 AM
Oh yeah, it was the music that made the 60s so special. Peace was big. We never felt threatened to walk about at night, we had a very close group of
friends that all believed in each other. And we took care of each other we played in the sun and slept out under the stars all summer.
Yet, Viet Nam was very much apart of the counter culture, the protests against the war started out in benevolent ways but gradually became disruptive
with police and hippies throwing things at each other. It became chaotic. However, it was a time of people uniting and standing up to the government
for their ideals and way of life. Anti establishment was a theme during this time. It is too bad we don't have the kind of unity and oneness that
was part of the 60's.
Enough about the war, the message was in the music. Bob Dylan always a dissident, but telling true stories. Jimi Hendrix and his electric Ladyland,
Purple Haze and mild stimulating posters and other things. Just really getting out of society and being free to think and do what you felt like and
not caring about what society thought about it. Freedom, it was all about freedom.
Country Joe and the Fish
Jimi Morrison and the Doors
Derek and the Dominoes
Sha Na Na
I will always love the rock music of that era, it was a wonderful time to be young, wild and free.