Beneath the Diamond Sky

Beneath the Diamond Sky : Haight Ashbury, 1965-70

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This is the story of Haight Ashbury in the years 1965-1970, the period "The Haight" emerged as the Mecca of the countercultural scene. The book begins with a cultural and visual history of this eight-block-wide area during the Beat period, which created the aesthetic for the psychedelic era that followed. It ends with the defining moment of the Altamont Festival. Between these signal events, Hoskyns celebrates and analyzes the place and the people that became the catalyst for the greatest social revolution of the 20th century. Barney Hoskyns is the author of "Say It One More Time for the Broken Hearted", "Montgomery Clift", "James Dean", "Across the Great Divide: The Band" and "Waiting for the Sun".show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 205.74 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 750g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • illustrations (some colour) fac
  • 074753327X
  • 9780747533276

Table of contents

Beat poets on North Beach; Tom Donahue's radio show; Autumn Records; Sly Stone; Country Joe McDonald; The Charlatans; Sopwith Camel; The Butterfield Blues Band; Marty Balin's Matrix Club; Jefferson Airplane; Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company; The Mystery Trend; The Final Solution; Grace Slick with the great society; The Grateful Dead; the Stanford psychedelic scene; Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters; acid tests; Owsley Stanley; Quicksilver Messenger Service; Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium; the Family Dog's Avalon Ballroom; the birth of FM radio; the launch of "Rolling Stone", the Monterey Festival; the summer of love; Moby Grape; the death of Hippie March; the Steve Miller Band; Dan Hicks and Hot Licks - the Sons of Champlin; Blue Cheer; Creedence Clarwater Revival; Santana; Woodstock; Skip Spence; the Altamont Festival; the Rolling more

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