Daydream Sunset: The 60s Counterculture in the 70s by Ron Jacobs

By Ron Jacobs

The Sixties are remembered for radical politics, explorations of sexuality, drug experimentation and rock and roll. All of those parts composed the 60s counterculture. Then issues replaced. Richard Nixon received elected president, and including Congress, made the struggle on medicinal drugs a cultural and political campaign replete with plenty of law enforcement officials, weapons and constitutional violations. younger protesters have been murdered by way of experts in Berkeley, Kent kingdom and Jackson country. Divisions over strategies and politics mixed with police repression to splinter and expend the left political flow. The Vietnam struggle eventually ended and Abbie Hoffman went underground after a cocaine bust. in the meantime, in a single of its such a lot manipulative moments, company the United States used to be speedy knowing how one can positioned intercourse, medications and rock and roll up on the market. Hippies turned freaks; Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Pigpen died premature deaths, however the rock express went on. The Seventies have been the last decade the Sixties spirit struggled to outlive whereas changing into a shadow of its dreams.

Daydream Sunset is the tale Ron Jacobs tells in his colourful background of the Nineteen Seventies. From the Fillmore East to Oakland Coliseum; from Berkeley's Telegraph Ave to the streets of Europe, this substitute background of this fraught time will make you are feeling like dancing on your seats and considering what could have been. One half memory and several other elements cultural historical past, Jacobs has crafted an exhilarating and intimate narrative that takes the reader on a visit via a loopy background a few humans do not bear in mind and others wish us to forget.

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