In 1967, a company was giving bus tours of the Haight for squares wondering what this whole hippie thing was about. Here’s a story and some photos taken on one of these tours by a reporter inter
Reies Lopez Tijerina, New Mexico legend, land grant rights activist, and early Chicano activist, has died at the age of 88. Tijerina is known for the 1967 armed raid he led on the Rio Arriba County Co
I was unaware of the Dizzy Gillespie for president campaign in 1964. His idea for Miles Davis as head of the CIA certainly would have made for a funkier agency by the late 60s. And who could oppose th
Back in the days when albums were an important way of communicating with the public, the American States Rights Party decided to release an album teaching us whites the true way, i.e., that Jews are a
In 1968, Nancy Reagan spoke out on one of the important issues of the day: opposing women wearing pants.
In 1969, the Ad Council provided a very important message about venereal disease with a tune as catchy as the clap. Remember friends, VD is for everybody.
The country music response to the hippies led to many songs that ranged from belligerent to hilarious to bizarre. Such as Buck Jones’ “A Box of Grass.”
In case you ever wanted to see a Richard Nixon political ad that features a random picture of Jerry Garcia, here you go: