Baby-boomers, this is for YOU! A pictorial review of items from the 1965 to 1973 era includes 540 color photographs. Thousands of items reflect Peace and Love, protest causes, folk art, psychedelic images, the crash pad, Flower Power, and the headshop, as well as toys and novelties, the specialized wardrobes, literature, and especially music and entertainment of the hippie genre.
About The Half That Was Never Told by John Williams ISBN 13: 978 1 84747 004 1 Published: 2006 Pages: 147 Description Skinheads, Rastas and Hippies reflects John´s involvement in the alternative culture of the 1970s through to the 1990s. He saw a common denominator between the different ethnic and sub-culture groups i.e. Rastas mixing with hippies/ skinheads etc. It was these experiences coupled with his own diagnosis of schzophrenia that lead John to put pen to paper. A truly entertaining read the story reflects John´s upbringing and youth in the mixed and sometimes volatile Brixton in South London. About the Author John was born in Jamaica in 1955, he currently lives in Brixton, South London. John has had various jobs but has struggled to find employment since becoming ill with schizophrenia. His interests include reading, football and meeting people. He has two children - Adrian aged 16 and Samantha who is 12 years of age. John wrote his book in order to share his perception of his experiences and interpretation of his life issues and tribulations. He believes that the seventies and early eighties were key years in defining the issues of today.Book Extract I have been hanging around and it looks like I am wasting time. You should know that good drop out hang about smoking dope and not ever get a bad day but when you hear of down and out they are even worst. Sometimes I wonder if I would get back on my feet. So far the smoking seems to be all right. Now I am ripe again, big up dropouts. The truth is that you are trying to be wild and free, as you would like to be without problems, like sunshine after the rain, big up drop out big up and have a better day. Or is it sunshine in the rain. Can you see how much, right on and look how it recurs, at least have a good look. Look as I was saying to a good friend not knowing how she got to be my friend. At first we could not see each other´s way, but look how now we see thing like the same.
I think I will have to use my time wisely and keep my thoughts straight if I am to succeed and deliver the cargo I so carefully have carried thus far to the outer reaches.´´ --Neil Young, from Waging Heavy Peace Legendary singer and songwriter Neil Young´s storied career has spanned over forty years and yielded some of the modern era´s most enduring music. Now for the first time ever, Young reflects upon his life-from his Canadian childhood, to his part in the sixties rock explosion with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, through his later career with Crazy Horse and numerous private challenges. An instant classic, Waging Heavy Peace is as uncompromising and unforgettable as the man himself.
Russell may very well be the last hippie, born on Earth Day, 1969, and growing up a rebellious, non- Conformist in a beat culture, he appreciated then, and Now with an artful conscience has found a way to pass it on. As in his ´´Grand Scale,´´ ´The Poet.figures it out And repudiates his doctrine turning the wheel Casually Eternally, Man.´ This is A collection of poetry that´s electrifying and makes captivating reading. A spiritual awakening. Ken Geringer, Author of ´Nobody Told Me: From Basement Band to Jack Douglas and the John Lennon Sessions.