Summer 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.

Meet the Ace of Cups, the Haight's (Almost) Forgotten All-Girl Band

How William F. Buckley Jr. Tore Down Summer of Love Liberalisms

Children of the Summer of Love Discuss Their Unconventional Upbringings

Ben Fong-Torres Remembers His Summer of Love in San Francisco

Free Love, for Some, in the LGBT Underground Magazines of 1967

Before We Get Much Older

Without Charles Sullivan, There'd Be No Fillmore As We Know It

Born in the Summer of Love, Chronicle Books Celebrates 50 Years

Beyond Janis and Jimi: The Forgotten Jams from the Summer of Love