This phrase helped shape the entire hippie counterculture, as it voiced the key ideas of 1960s rebellion.These ideas included communal living, political decentralization, and dropping out.
Adam Kneeman, a long-time resident of the Haight-Ashbury, recalls that the police did little to help the hordes of newcomers, much of which was done by residents of the area.
College and high-school students began streaming into the Haight during the spring break of 1967 and the local government officials, determined to stop the influx of young people once schools ended for the summer, unwittingly brought additional attention to the scene, and a series of articles in local papers alerted the national media to the hippies' growing numbers.
S., Canada and Europe, San Francisco was at that time the most publicized location for hippie subculture.
Hippies, sometimes called flower children, were an eclectic group.
Many were suspicious of the government, rejected consumerist values, and generally opposed the Vietnam War.
A few were interested in politics; others were concerned more with art (music, painting, poetry in particular) or spiritual and meditative practices.Released on May 13, 1967, the song was an instant success.By the week ending July 1, 1967, it reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, where it remained for four consecutive weeks.The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people, mostly young people sporting hippie fashions of dress and behavior, converged in San Francisco's neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury.Although hippies also gathered in many other places in the U.You could read about it and see film clips, but you'd never experience it.