Haight-Ashbury to the Sunset Strip

California's Counterculture of the 1960s

About The Author

Hello fellow bohemians, my name is Antoine Helou.  I am senior student at Michigan State University, working on a major in History and a minor in Museum Studies.  This website was made for my history senior seminar class.  As computerized technology advances, our teacher wanted us to create a website based on a historical period, person, place, or thing of our interest to prove that although history is about the past, it also has a way of staying current and engaging.   My interest resides with the counterculture of the 1960s.  I find the political activism, alternative lifestyle, and most importantly for myself, the music.  I grew up in a household that listened to the music of the generation. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, Richie Havens, Buffalo Springfield,  James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, The Doors,  Jethro Tull, and etc.  I believe that music is a universal language that everyone understands to have a lasting effect on a human’s psyche.  I also look towards the counterculture of the 1960s for guidance for my everyday activities. I believe that the generation I am apart I have a distorted view about how society works.  They tend to be lazy and non informative of cultural and political issues.  IF they were took look at the 1960s counterculture as an example for living, they would be able to break the chains that society as put upon them.

In order to further enhance your experience and legitimacy of this website, here are some sources that have helped my research and may further .

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PBS’s Summer of Love

Council for the Summer of Love

The Fillmore & Bill Graham

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Jefferson AIrplane

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Crosby Stills and Nash

Monterey International Pop Festival

Big Sur Folk FestivalHerbe Greene Photography

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The Doors

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Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock’N’Roll’s Last Stand in Hollywood