Presentation on theme: "Psychedelic Culture. San Francisco City Lights Bookstore, publisher of the most important Beat Generation literature influenced a free artistic,"— Presentation transcript:
San Francisco City Lights Bookstore, publisher of the most important Beat Generation literature influenced a free artistic, bohemian community starting in the 1950s Human Be-In 1967 (30,000 people) The Fillmore Auditorium most important concert venue of the psychedelic era – most acid rock bands were from San Fransisco and got their start there, but bigger bands played there as well 1967 Montery Pop Festival 1 st large scale rock concert / festival (90,000 people) Hippies were first called Flower Children 1967 Summer of Love – Estimated 100,000 young people (inspired by the B-In) moved to Haight-Ashbury to join in the hippie movement: melting pot of drugs, leftist politics, music, sexual freedom
R. Crumb Worked for American Greetings making greeting cards as well as Topps making illustrated baseball cards. Was dissatisfied with his job because he felt he could not express himself, didnt fit into the 9-5 world. After taking LSD he moved to San Francisco to join in the counter culture movement Published his first comic, Zap #1, which was enormously sucessful in the underground scene, began the trend of Underground Comix Highly influenced by Looney Tunes, Donald Duck, Popeye, rock music and LSD as his primary influences.