Summer Of LoveSummer Of Love
Fifty years ago, young people from all over the country flocked to San Francisco in search of a new way of life. Amidst all the free love, loud music, ample drugs and countercultural ideas, the era changed popular culture around the world. They called it the Summer of Love. This summer, on its 50th anniversary, KQED Arts examines the legacy of the Summer of Love and its influence in San Francisco and beyond. Was it all, as Neil Young once sang, a hippie dream? How did the era's revolutionary ideas impact politics, technology, music and culture as we know it today? Who are the unsung figures behind the scenes, whose stories have gone untold? In a series of stories, profiles, interviews and videos, you'll come to understand this oft-romanticized time in a whole new way. Offered as a complement to the many events, exhibits and programming throughout the city for the Summer of Love's 50th Anniversary, KQED Arts' coverage will run through July.