“Joplin’s Shooting Star”1966-1970 | The Pop History Dig | Jack Doyle

“Joplin’s Shooting Star” 1966-1970 Janis Joplin featured in a ‘Newsweek’ cover story, ‘Rebirth of the Blues,’ May 26, 1969. In the rock ‘n roll firmament of the 1960s, Janis Joplin … Continue reading “Joplin’s Shooting Star”1966-1970 | The Pop History Dig | Jack Doyle

The lasting influence of The Velvet Underground and Nico | Riley Fitzgerald

The Velvet Underground and Nico embodies a seldom realised idea: that music really can change the world. A financial failure in its time, the loose collection of these New York artists’ self-titled … Continue reading The lasting influence of The Velvet Underground and Nico | Riley Fitzgerald

Atlanta Studies | Parks are for the People: The Piedmont Park Riot and the Politics of Late 1960s Atlanta

In the summer of 1967, Atlanta Journal reporter Michael Palmer went undercover as a hippie. Hoping to provide his readers with some insight into a movement that had recently made its way … Continue reading Atlanta Studies | Parks are for the People: The Piedmont Park Riot and the Politics of Late 1960s Atlanta

“Fulfillment was already there”: Debord & ’68 | Situationist International

Andy Merrifield discusses the influence of Guy Debord and the Situationist International on the events of May ’68. On the brink of working class and student insurgency came Guy Debord’s The … Continue reading “Fulfillment was already there”: Debord & ’68 | Situationist International

From the Observer archive, 24 May 1964: Mods v Rockers: Britain’s summer of discontent

I have discovered the digital archives of several publications and they contain fascinating contemporary reports of events and happenings in the past. More importantly, I can also access them.This is … Continue reading From the Observer archive, 24 May 1964: Mods v Rockers: Britain’s summer of discontent

The Decline of the 1960s Counterculture and the Rise of Thatcherism

In the past few weeks I have been reading widely about the 1960s Counterculture both here and in America. This interest was inspired by two things. Writing an account of … Continue reading The Decline of the 1960s Counterculture and the Rise of Thatcherism