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Reseached By Jeri Maier & Deryl D. Danner Sr.



    Dec 5 Prohibition repeal ratification completed (21st amendment) Dec 6 James Joyce's "Ulysses" finally declared legal and publishable in U.S. C.G. Jung: "Modern Man in Search of a Soul" Ralph Borsodi: "Flight From The City" George Orwell: "Down and Out in Paris and London" Gertrude Stein: "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" Mae West: "She Done Him Wrong"


    Dec Cafe Society opened at 2 Sheridan Square, NYC by Barney Josephson as first integrated night spot Billy Holiday (24) opened it and remained nine months 20,000 television sets in service in NY City James Joyce: "Innegans Wake" John Steinbeck: "The Grapes of Wrath" Pete Seeger drops out of Harvard, entertains striking dairy farmers, meets Alan Lomax and Woody Guthrie.


    First electronic computer developed, US Magnetic recording tape invented Duchamp back to NY






    Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Little Richard: first records


    Dec 5 Rosa Park's refusal to give up her bus seat on Dec 1 starts year-long Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott by 30-40,000 Negro riders (out of a Negro population of 50,000), of which Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., 26, is appointed leader (to Dec 21, 56)" Dec 24 Aldous Huxley takes his first LSD DJ Alan Freed moves to WINS, NY 7 of 15 pop best sellers are rooted in r&b, produced originally for the black music market Little Richard first record Chuck Berry first record (Maybelline) Charlie "Bird" Parker (35) dies Disneyland opens TV: "64,000 Dollar Question, Gunsmoke" James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden" "The Blackboard Jungle": links "Rock Around the Clock" with juvenile delinquency, and comics also come under fire for causing j.d. Ingmar Bergman: "Smiles of a Summer Night" "Family of Man" - exhibit & book (Edward Steichen for Museum of Modern Art, NY) Joseph Heller: "Catch 22" J.P. Donleavy: "Ginger Man" "Mad Magazine" starts "Why Johnny Can't Read" - Rudolf Flesch ("The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" - Sloan Wilson)




    Dec 8 Douglas Engelbart demonstrated some ideas that became an integral part of your computer... The Mouse. The patent for all his ideas belonged to SRI which .. later on rewarded him with $10,000. Musics: Everly Brothers: "Hey Bird Dog, All I Have to Do is Dream Chipmunks Song, Purple People-Eater, Lollipop, Tom Dooley" Coasters: "Yakety Yak" Jackie Wilson: "Lonely Teardrops" (first?) James Brown: "Try Me" Chuck Berry: "Johnny B. Goode" Johnny Otis: "Willie and the Hand-Jive" Stereophonic recordings come into use Bobby Darin: "Splish Splash" (first?) Phil Spector starts producing records (?= start of Motown?) Kingston Trio: "Tom Dooley" Theodore Bikel Town Hall concert, NY John Coltrane: first album TV: "Seventy-Seven Sunset Strip" "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" "The Ugly American" - William Lederer John Kenneth Galbraith: "The Affluent Society" Ferlinghetti: "The Coney Island of the Mind" Kerouac: "Dharma Bums" and "The Subterraneans" Paul Krassner starts publishing "The Realist" Lorraine Hansberry: "A Raisin in the Sun"


    Thalidomide children (Better Living Through Chemistry's first failure) First Barbie dolls Radio Station KPFK started in Los Angeles [see earlier] San Francisco Mime Troupe founded "rock music lull" "There Goes My Baby, Climb Every Mountain, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, A Teen-Ager in Love, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, My Favorite Things" Bobby Darin: "Dream Lover, Mack the Knife" "The Twist" becomes #1 record [must be wrong - see 1960] Limelighters, The Brothers Four Tom Dooley TV: "Bonanza, Rawhide" "Some Like It Hot" (Marilyn Monroe) Bergman: "The Virgin Spring, Wild Strawberries" Fellini: "La Dolce Vita" "Hiroshima mon amour" (Alain Resnais) Eugene Ionesco: "Rhinoceros" "A Raisin in the Sun" (play) French New Wave cinema boom: 67 new directors make first feature films in the next two years (24 in 1959, 43 in 1960) including Truffaut: "The Four Hundred Blows" and Jean Luc Godard: "Breathless" (Goldfinger w Ian Fleming) (Philip Roth: "Goodbye, Columbus") William Burroughs: "Naked Lunch" (Paris publication) Kerouac: "Dr. Sax, Mexico City Blues, Maggie Cassidy" Lawrence Lipton: "The Holy Barbarians" "A Seperate Peace": John Knowles "Common Sense & Nuclear Warfare" - Bertrand Russell "Hawaii": James ?Michenor ("The Manchurian Candidate" - Richard Condon about search for mind-control drug?) Erving Goffman: "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life" Norman O. Brown: "Life Against Death" Saul Bellow: "Henderson the Rain King" Yves Saint Laurent's skirt hems at knees.


    Dec Boynton vs. Virginia: Supreme Court prohibits segregation in waiting rooms & restaurants serving interstate bus passengers Dec 20 Look: The Explosive Generation - ed. George Leonard. Dec Birth control pills go on sale in the US [when were I.U.D.s?? - around 1962 also] Charles Van Doren is among 13 contestants on television show "21" arrested for perjury in testifying that answers to questions were not given them in advance The Place & The Co-Existence Bagel Shop close (Grant Ave in San Francisco's North Beach) Beatles first trip to Hamburg, Germany 8 musicians meet in Ireland to form the Ceoltoiri Chualann; 5 of them later form the Chieftains Congress investigates payola, Teamsters Union Nineteen new nations emerge in Africa Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress Mai Britt Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Green Fields *Everly Bros: Cathy's Clown Drifters: Save the Last Dance for Me Hank Ballard: Finger Poppin' Time & original version of The Twist Chubby Checker, 19, records The Twist Joan Baez first album television sets: US 85 mill; Brit 10.5 mill; WGer 2 mill; Fr 1.5 mill TV: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, My Three Sons Jean Paul Belmondo first movie, Breathless (by Godard) becomes U.S. hit Hiroshima Mon Amour [recheck - have this earlier] Never on Sunday Exodus Big Deal on Madonna Street (Psycho: Hitchcock) Last Year at Marienbad - Alain Resnais Paul Goodman: "Growing Up Absurd" "Black Like Me": John Howard Griffin John Updike: "Rabbit, Run" Allen Watts: "Beat Zen, Square Zen, & Zen" Kerouac: "Visions of Cody, The Scripture of Golden Eternity" Ginsberg: "Kaddish" "To Kill a Mockingbird": Harper Lee John Barth: "The Sotweed Factor" Summerhill: "A Radical Approach to Child Rearing" - A.S. Neil


    Dec 9 U.K.: Committee of 100 (w Russell) demos at various U.S. air & nuc bases D 10-15 SNCC Freedom Rider test of ICC ruling in Albany, Georgia leads to five days of arrests of 469/500 students for marching around city hall. Some 350 choose to stay in jail as part of the Albany movement. Dec 11 First two U.S. Army helicopter units land in South Vietnam Dec 16 MLK arrested Albany, Georgia with some 250 more demonstrators Dec 23-30 Sat Eve Post: "Youth - The Good Generation" (in response to Look? 1961 MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING The Twist -> #1 record for the second time (Watusi, Hully-Gully, Stop; Swim, Mashed Potato +) Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Moon River, Big Bad John, Hit the Road Jack, Little Sister, Barbara Ann, Runaround Sue, Where the Boys Are Ricky Nelson: Travelin Man The Dovells: Bristol Stomp Chris Kenner: I Like It Like That Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger Ramblin' Jack Elliot starts Judy Collins first album Breakfast At Tiffany's, West Side Story [rechck-have as earlier] Truffaut: Jules et Jim Kurosawa: Yojimbo Godard: A Woman Is a Woman (his 3rd feature) - also Belmondo Kerouac, Ginsberg, etc: Pull My Daisy Salinger's Franny and Zooey published as a book Baldwin: Nobody Knows My Name Eric Berne: Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy Carl Rogers: On Becoming A Person Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land John Lilly: Man and Dolphin Jane Jacobs: The Death and Life of Great American Cities Miller's Tropic of Cancer finally legally published in US Harvard ?Student Union's first edition of Let's Go! Alan Watts speaking on campuses around US


    Dec Mariner 2 sends photos of Venus MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING Let Me In, Wah-Watusi, Mashed Potato, He's a Rebel (Gene Pitney/Crystals), Lonely Tear Drops, Girl From Ipanema June 2: Isley Bros: Twist and Shout Twisting the Night Away *Everly Brothers: Crying in the Rain *Beach Boys: Surfin' & Surfin' Safari Dick Dale: Surfer's Choice Ian & Sylvia first record (from Canada) Little Boxes - Malvina Reynolds TV: Beverly Hillbillies Fellini: Boccaccio ?70 Lolita Vaughn Meader doing JFK improvisations Abraham Maslow: Toward a Psychology of Being Harrington: The Other America Kerouac: Big Sur Rachael Carson: Silent Spring Miller: Tropic of Capricorn Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Aldous Huxley: Island (utopian community) Alan Watts: The Joyous Cosmology ?Adelle Davis: Exploring Inner Space Euell Gibbons: Stalking the Wild Asparagus Esalen Institute founded Findhorn Foundation (Scotland) founded


    MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING Hello Muddah, The Singing Nun Guantanamara, If I Had a Hammer, Puff the Magic Dragon, ?Charlie off the MTA? There But For Fortune - Phil Ochs Chad Mitchell Trio (with John Denver) Beach Boys: Surfin' USA & Surfer Girl (with Little Deuce Coupe) Jan & Dean: Surf City Ventures: Surfing Chris Kenner: Land of 1000 Dances LIVERPOOL! Beatles: first album Tom Paxton: The Last Thing on My Mind (?album) Dave Van Ronk starts Judy Henske records three albums Buffy Sainte-Marie: It's My Way (1st album) w Universal Soldier *Freewheelin' Bob Dylan w Blowin in the Wind Bo Diddley first album Otis Redding first album Little Stevie Wonder (Bunny Wailer, Marley, Tosh start playing together) Fellini: Eight and a Half (Great Escape) Dr. Strangelove, directed by Kubrick Mary MacCarthy: The Group Book of the Hopi - Frank Waters Betty Friedan: The Feminine Mystique James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time John Cage: A Year From Monday Vonnegut: Cat's Cradle (ice 9) Leary +: The Psychedelic Experience (version of the Tibetan Book of the Dead/Bardo Thodol) height of the Mods and Rockers in UK (according to Quadrophenia)


    Dec 2 Joan Baez sings on Sproul Hall steps Dec 2-3 FSM overnight sit-in in Sproul Hall to protest discipline of four who took part in the October police car sit-in; 800 arrests Dec 4 900 students boycot classes Dec 7 U.C. Berk administration presentation at the 'Greek Theatre to 18,000; followed by strike by 9,000 of the 27,000 students; faculty resolution (824 to 115) supporting FSM Dec 10 MLK awarded Nobel Peace Prize Dec 11 Singer Sam Cooke dies of gunshot wounds, Los Angeles In 1964, California surpassed New York as most populous state MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING Walk On Boy, We'll Sing in the Sunshine, Baby Love, King of the Road, A Spoonful of Sugar Jan & Dean: Ride the Wild Surf & Little Old Lady from Pasadena *from UK: Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde, Petula Clark (first hit: Downtown), The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Hollies, Dave Clark Five: I Like It Like That) *The Rolling Stones first record 12 x 5? Fred Neil first album Phil Ochs first album (w There But For Fortune?? see lista63)) *Dylan: The Times They are a Changin' *Another Side of Bob Dylan TV: Gomer Pyle, Gilligan's Island, U.N.C.L.E. Zorba the Greek the movie (when was the book?) Woman of the Dunes It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (people are basically mad, so there's no hope for the world) La Jette: Chris Marker (Fr) Herbert Marcuse: One Dimensional Man Marshall McLuhan: Understanding Media Carl Jung: Man and His Symbols I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: Hannah Green David Halberstam: The Making of a Quagmire op art Rudi Gernreich: topless bathing suit textured stockings


    184,000 American troops in Vietnam MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING My Girl, I Got You Babe, Hang on Sloopy, Help Me Rhonda, Stop in the Name of Love, Woolly Bully R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - Otis Redding The Year of "Folk-Rock" Simon & Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence *Donovan: Catch The Wind & Fairytale *Rolling Stones Now! & Out of Our Heads w Satisfaction & December's Child *Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home Mr. Tambourine Man Hwy 61 Revisited Like A Rolling Stone *Beatles: We Can Work It Out/ Day Tripper Rubber Soul - Yesterday *Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man & Turn! Turn! Turn! when was Eight Miles High with sitar *(Paul) Butterfield Blues Band *frm UK: Animals (w Eric Burdon): We Gotta Get Out of this Place *from UK: Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton): For Your Love *frm UK: Them (with Van Morrison) Turtles Lovin Spoonful The Fugs in the Village (rock musicians with poets Ginsberg, Corso) The Knack - And How to Get It Fellini: Juliet of the Spirits Help! The Loved One - Evelyn Waugh (Forest Lawn) John Barth: The Sot-Weed Factor listed under 1960 also Malcolm X Autobiography (published posthumously) (written by Alex Haley) Manchild in the Promised Land - Claude Brown Unsafe At Any Speed - Ralph Nader Light on Yoga - B.K.S. Iyengar Dune - Frank Herbert ?African Genesis George Leonard of Look Mag & Michael Murphy, founder Esalen Institute, found Human Potential Movement Pop art and Op Art.


    1966 end: 385,000 American troops in Vietnam Dec Cream's first album: Fresh Cream (Eric Clapton from John Mayall, Jack Bruce from Manfred Mann, and drummer Ginger Baker from Graham Bond's Organization) Dec 17 Death & Rebirth of the Haight-Ashbury (Hairy Henry + Fyllis bust) MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING Alfie Green Berets Jacques Brel at the peak of popularity in France Suzanne - Leonard Cohen Dylan: Blonde on Blonde Beatles: Yesterday and Today *Revolver *John meets Yoko *RS: Aftermath & Got Live *Byrds: Turn, Turn, Turn (or was it 65?) *The Fifth Dimension *Donovan: Sunshine Superman *The Who Monkees *Mamas & Papas: California Dreamin, Monday Monday Beach Boys: Good Vibrations *Simon & Garfunkel: Wednesday Morning 3 A.M. *Sounds of Silence *Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme :Scarborough Fair *Hollies (from UK) The Association Judy Collins: In My Life Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Prod. Mike Nichols: "raw dialogue" Liz Taylor) Bergman: Persona Antonioni: Blow Up King of Hearts first released Cul-de-Sac directed by Roman Polanski Fahrehheit 451 directed by Truffaut Morgan! with Vanessa Redgrave Tom Jones Raquel Welch Alfie, A Man & A Woman Fantastic Voyage (movie) Georgy Girl with Lynn Redgrave Alan Watts: The Book - On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Norman O. Brown: Love's Body Masters & Johnson: Human Sexual Response Intelligent Life in the Universe - I.S. Shklovskii & Carl Sagan John Barth's Giles Goat-Boy (university organized as military) Eric Berne's Games People Play (recheck if 65) Rod McKuen: Stanyan Street (?and other poems?) Foxfire project started, Rabun County High School, Georgia National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) founded when? Free University in New York ?Ledbetter's in LA


    Dec Life: Return of the Red Man Dec 4 MLK announces Poor People's Campaign in Wash D.C. (to start late spring) Dec 5 Opening of Apple Shop, Baker St, London with murals by The Fool Black boycott of Olympics (announced?) Dec 5-8 "Stop the Draft Week" at Whitehall, NY Army Induction Center 546/585 arrested, including Spock & Ginsberg + Madison, Manchester N.H., Cincinnati, New Haven Dec 8? Otis Redding records "Dock of the Bay", his only major hit Dec 10 Otis Redding dies at 26 in plane crash Dec 22 Owsley busted in Orinda (stops production of acid) solst "people started to leave for the country" Dec?? Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Dec 31 Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Paul Krassner, Dick Gregory, & friends pronounce themselves "Yuppies" By the year end: 486,000 American troops in Vietnam Of the 15,000 killed, 60% died in 1967 MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING SAN FRANCISCO! Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour *RS: Between the Buttons w Ruby Tuesday & Flowers & Satanic Majesty *Donovan: Mellow Yellow *Wear Your Love Like Heaven San Francisco - John Phillips *Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow (second album) *Grateful Dead *Big Brother & the Holding Co (w Janis Joplin) *Byrds: Younger Than Yesterday *Buffalo Springfield *Country Joe and the Fish *Jimi Hendrix: Experienced *Doors: Light My Fire & first album & Strange Days when was The End with sitar? *Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention *Velvet Underground: first *Van Morrison (on his own) (from UK) *Bee Gees (from UK) *Spencer Davis Group (from UK) *Pink Floyd (from UK) *Procol Harum (from UK) *UK: John Mayall ?Bluesbreakers(with Eric Clapton) Incredible String Band (from UK) *Canned Heat *Moby Grape *Pearls Before Swine Arlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant Simon & Garfunkel: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme??? w Feelin Groovy Janis Ian (16)'s first hit?: Society's Child (about interracial dating) Judy Collins: Who Knows Where the Time Goes Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver Waist Deep in the Big Muddy - Pete Seeger *Laura Nyro Fifth Dimensions :Up Up & Away TV: Smothers Brothers D.A. Pennebaker's Don't Look Back (Dylan) Bonnie & Clyde The Battle of Algiers Ingrid Bergman returns to US stage for first time after her US career was "killed by scandel" in the late 40s La Guere est Finie directed by Alain Resnais How I Won the War with John Lennon The Graduate directed by Mike Nichols (The Dirty Dozen) Planet of the Apes [check] R. D. Laing: Politics of Experience Richard Brautigan: Trout-fishing in America Twiggy Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, New Mexico, founded (Washington Mag says maxis)


    MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING Abraham, Martin & John *RS: Beggar's Banquet ?Beatles: White Album [or was this 69?] Hey Jude; Lady Madonna Dylan: John Wesley Harding *The Band: Music from the Big Pink *Donovan: From a Flower to a Garden & Hurdy Gurdy Man Simon & Garfunkxx: Bridge over Troubled Water *Doors: Waiting for the Sun *Hendrix: Axis Bold As Love & Electric Ladyland *Fleetwood Mac *Steve Miller *Quicksilver Dr. John: first solo *Sly and the Family Stone Creedence Clearwater Revival *Blue Cheer ("Heavy Metal") *Iron Butterfly ("Heavy Metal") *Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat ("H M") *Deep Purple ("Heavy Metal") *Moody Blues *Electric Flag *Blood, Sweat & Tears *Seatrain (formed from Blues Project) *Jeff Beck Group (from UK) *Traffic (from UK) *Joe Cocker (from UK) *Bonzo Dog Band (from UK) *Pentangle (from UK) *Joni Mitchell (first) *Leonard Cohen *Randy Newman Taj Mahal ?Cream [at UCLA May 68] Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airma?n moves from Detroit to SF (?Roberta Flack) Z If . . . Yellow Submarine 2001 directed by Kubrick Hair (from April 29) (Planet of the Apes, Barbarella) ??I Am Curious - Yellow first Zap Comix Tom Wolfe: Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Eldrige Cleaver: Soul on Ice Dr. Paul Ehrlich: The Population Bomb Akwesasne Notes starts publication Carlos Castaneda: The Teachings of Don Juan Aerobics - Dr. Kenneth Cooper (first use of the term for exercise) Tiny Tim Peter Max "Unisex clothing" Jogging Forty heart transplants Joan Baez marries David Harris and David Harris starts 3 year jail sentence for refusing to register for the draft Auroville Cooperative, India, founded Ananda Cooperative Village, Nevada City, California, founded Dec 1 \fBFirst Draft Lottery\fP Dec 4 \fBPanthers Fred Hampton (21) & Mark Clark (22) shot and killed in their beds by Chicago police during raid" making at least 19 Panther leaders (they claim 28) killed in 18 months (+ Huey Newton currently in prison) Dec 24 \fBManson `Family' indictments Rolling Stones free concert at end of tour, Altamont racetrack, Ca: 300,000 attend Meredith Hunter (18) killed"


    By year end, over 100,000 Americans have died in Vietnam 65,000 troops brought home to U.S. Dec 6 300,000 fans show up for the free rock festival at Altamont; there are four deaths, one a murder perpetrated by Hell's Angels right in front of the Rolling Stones and Maysles Film's rolling cameras. MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING *Beatles: Abbey Road *Lennon & Plastic Ono Band: Give Peace a Chance *Lennon & Ono: Two Virgins *Harrison: Wonderwall *RS: Let It Bleed *Rod Stewart *Dylan: Nashville Skyline Great White Wonder (first Dylan bootleg) *Baez: David's Album (late 69) *Joni Mitchell: Clouds *Santana *Mother Earth *Dan Hicks *Janis Joplin: Kozmic w Bobby McGee? Jim Croce *Neil Young (from Buffalo Springfield) first solo Jethro Tull *Captain Beefheard: Trout Mask Replica *Led Zeppelin *MC5 ("Heavy Metal") *Black Pearl ("Heavy Metal") *Grand Funk Railroad ("Heavy Metal") *King Crimson *Chicago *Miles Davis (*Desmond Decker: The Israelites - pre-Reggae) ? Jim Kweskin's Jug Band (with Maria Muldaur) Fellini: Satyricon Midnight Cowboy; Alice's Restaurant; Monterey Pop; Easy Rider*; Putney Swope*; Medium Cool*; Last Summer*; Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice; Goodbye, Columbus; They Shoot Horses, Don't They?; Oh! What a Lovely War; The Who pop opera film; Wild Bunch [recheck - have this earlier]; Butch Cassidy; Startrek taken off tv after 3 yr run Vonnegot: Slaughterhouse-Five French Lieutenant's Woman - John Fowles Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about Sex But Were Afraid to Ask - David Reuben (more 70?) Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth The Strawberry Statement-James Simon Kunen I'm OK - You're OK - Thomas Harris (Eric Berne's transactional analysis) The Peter Principle - Dr. Laurence J. Peter & Raymond Hull Charles Bukowski: Notes of a Dirty Old Man Theodore Roszak: The Making of a Counterculture Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: On Death and Dying Buckminster Fuller: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive - John Muir Custer Died for Your Sins - Vine Deloria, Jr. Arcology: The City in the Image of Man - Paolo Soleri maxi coats (floor length) first? unixsex haircutting salon


    Common Cause founded Jim Hightower founds Agribusiness Accountability Project, Nader-type group to investigate conglomerate influence over U.S. food supply Celestial Seasonings founded, Boulder, Colorado when? Dem. Party Commission (Sen. Geo McGovern, chair) begins reform 174 bombings on college campuses between fall 69 and spring 400,000 Americans soldiers in Vietnam, sez EWJ Dec McCartney sues to dissolve Beatles Dec John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band : "the Primal album" God is a Concept, the dream is over (Lennon's first solo album) Dec Hundreds of Vietnam Veterans Against the War testify at "Winter Soldier" investigations in Detroit about Vietnam atrocities Senate votes to halt funds for SST development Dec Geronimo Pratt, Black Panther's Defense Minister, charged with murder & starts 17 years in prison Dec Nixon signs Natl Air Quality Control Act, requiring 90% reduction in car-exhaust pollution by 75 1966-70 Military desertion rate 300% 1967-70 Conscientious objectors 20,000 -> 40,000 1971 80,000 draft resistors have fled to Canada 1970 another 140,000 troops brought home to U.S. (Stock market at a low, starts recovery) Dec 4 Cesar Chavez jailed for lettuce boycott (was this the first?) Dec 15 Bank of America bombing, Santa Barbara Dec McCartney sues to dissolve Beatles Dec John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band : "the Primal album" God is a Concept, the dream is over (Lennon's first solo album) Dec Hundreds of Vietnam Veterans Against the War testify at "Winter Soldier" investigations in Detroit about Vietnam atrocities Senate votes to halt funds for SST development Dec Geronimo Pratt, Black Panther's Defense Minister, charged with murder & starts 17 years in prison Dec Nixon signs Natl Air Quality Control Act, requiring 90% reduction in car-exhaust pollution by 75 1966-70 Military desertion rate 300% 1967-70 Conscientious objectors 20,000 -> 40,000 1971 80,000 draft resistors have fled to Canada 1970 another 140,000 troops brought home to U.S. (Stock market at a low, starts recovery) 1970 MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING Hot Tuna out Ry Cooder CSN&Y: Deja vu *Joni Mitchell: Ladies of the Canyon *Dylan: New Morning ?Lennon: A Working Class Hero (what album was this) *Eric Clapton *Hendrix: Band of Gypsys *RS: Get Yer Ya Ya's Out *Harrison: All Things Must Pass *Beatles: Let It Be *Black Sabbath ("Heavy Metal") Judy Collins: Whales & Nightingales *Linda Ronstadt *James Taylor Rita Coolidge *CSN & Y: Deja Vu *Stephen Stills first solo *Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water *John McLaughlin *Allman Brothers Band Johnny Winter *Elton John (from UK) *Jimmy Cliff: first *John Renbourn: first solo *Cat Stevens Eric Clapton's first solo (Easy Now) Harrison: All Things Must Pass Delanie & Bonnie & Friends: Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour (with Rita Coolidge along) TV: Dick Cavett show starts Bergman: The Passion of Anna Fellini: The Clowns Bertolucci: The Conformist Five Easy Pieces They Shoot Horses, Don't They (I have this as 69 too) M*A*S*H (war humor) (the movie) (was this when the tv show started?) Catch 22 the film Women In Love (" ") Hair all over the world Woodstock the film Little Big Man Performance Virgin & the Gypsy (Love Story) Living on The Earth - Alicia Bay Laurel The Tassajara Bread Book Our Bodies Ourselves Painless Childbirth - Fernand Lamaze (translated from the French edition published around 1956) Domebook One - Lloyd Kahn & Bob Easton The Greening of America - Charles Reich Tom Wolf: Radical Chic Scott & Helen Nearing's Living the Good Life republished & sells 170,000 copies Jerry Rubin: Do It! More than 50 underground anti-war military newspapers being published Sexual Politics - Kate Millett Alvin Toffler: Future Shock I and Thou - Martin Buber Zen Mind, Beginners Mind - Suzuki Roshi Deschooling Society - Ivan Illich Vitamin C and the Common Cold - Linus Pauling Arthur Janov: The Primal Scream What Color is Your Parachute? - Richard Bolles Up the Organization - Robert Townsend Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach Erik Van Daniken [.. over a] - Chariots of the Gods Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 100 Years of Solitude (orig? translation?) Paulo Soleri starts building Arcosanti Swami Muktananda introduced to US (by Ram Dass) - Siddha meditation


    Dec 1 National Commission on the Causes Prevention of Violence releases "Walker report" which censures Chicago Police for behavior during "Police Riot" at Democratic Natl Convention Dec 2 NY City high school students uprising: Brooklyn + Dec 13-16 San Mateo College closed Dec 21-27 Apollo 8 with three astronauts circles moon ten times; takes photo of earth rising behind the moon on Dec 24 Dec 4 Cesar Chavez jailed for lettuce boycott (was this the first?) Dec 15 Bank of America bombing, Santa Barbara Dec 2 Dollar dives in reaction to reports that Nixon is considering devaluation (326.76 yen; 3.289 Deutsche marks) Dec 3 War breaks out in Bangladesh Dec 11 Third retrial of Huey Newton ends in mistrial Dec 14 Detective Frank Serpico tells Knapp Commission of widespread police corruption in NY D 17-18 Dollar devalued 8.57% Dec 26 15 Viet Vets sit-in inside Statue of Liberty to protest bombing Dec 28 80+ Viet Vets arrested Lincoln Memorial, trying to block entrance with a human chain Greenpeace formed, Vancouver, Canada Use of DES discontinued after 7 cases of a rare cancer found among women at one Boston hospital (20,000 -> 100,000 women a year were prescribed DES for prevention of miscarriage between 1960 and 1970) 1971 MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING RS: Sticky Fingers Hendrix: Cry of Love & Rainbow Bridge John Lennon: Imagine *Joni Mitchell: Blue *Carole King ?Tapestry? *Carly Simon *Cat Stevens *Elmerson, Lake & Palmer *Herbie Hancock *Weather Report *Tyrannosaurus Rex *Earth, Wind & Fire ("Funk") Led Zeppelin "more popular than Beatles": Stairway to Heaven (*Bob Marley & the Wailers: first) Alice Cooper group TV: All In The Family (starts Jan. 12) A Clockwork Orange directed by Kubrick The Last Picture Show Carnal Knowledge (Mike Nichols) Harold & Maude Klute Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle) Gimme Shelter (Altamont movie) Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg) ?King of Hearts re-release (is this when?) El Topo (Alexandro Jodorowsky) Jesus Christ Superstar rock opera "worldwide success" (The Exorcist) Michael Harrington: The Other America focuses awareness on continuing US poverty Germaine Greer: The Female Eunuch (US publication) Diet for a Small Planet - Frances Moore Lappe Buckminster Fuller: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (I have this as 69) Carlos Castaneda: A Separate Reality Be Here Now: Baba Ram Dass, Lama Foundation Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: Dee Brown (sez EWJ) The Crack in the Cosmic Egg: Joseph Chilton Pearce The Massage Book - George Downing Another Roadside Attraction Love Story East West Journal, Brookline, Massachusetts Vitamin C Hot Pants, men's shoes with heels ?Day-care centers Christiania free city founded in Copenhagen Helen Caldicott begins (successful) campaign to stop nuclear atmospheric testing in France Gray Panthers founded


    Dec Nixon makes last attempt to get North Vietnam to submit: 18 days of "carpet" bombing of homes, hospitals, and civilians of Hanoi & Haiphong through Christmas; first B-52 pilots refuse to fly missions Dec 29 last Life Magazine after 36 years) (when did People Mag start?) Dec 30 Nixon orders end to bombing 1972 MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING RS: Exile on Main St and summer tour Eric Clapton with Derek & the Dominoes McCartney touring with Wings *David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust Glitter Rock - New York *Lou Reed (from Velvet Underground): first solo *Blue Oyster Cult (Heavy Metal) *Uriah Heep (Heavy Metal) *Alice Cooper (Heavy Metal) *Yes Rare Earth? *Leon Russell: first solo *Chick Corea with Return to Forever *Eno *Fairport Convention (from UK) *Joni Mitchell: For the Roses *Bonnie Raitt *Steely Dan *Jackson Browne *Eagles Curtis Mayfield Don McLean: American Pie Bette Midler Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with country music stars: Will the Circle Be Unbroken The Godfather (Coppola) (first time regular movie prices are raised to over 4 dollars) Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci) Play It Again, Sam & Everything ... Sex - Woody Allen Brother Sun, Sister Moon (St. Francis of Assisi) Jodorowsky working on The Holy Mountain Grease "50s revival" Godspell Deliverance Fritz the Cat Deep Throat (seized Aug 18, ruled obscene Mar 73) Ms. Magazine starts (actually Dec. 71) I.F. Stone stops publishing The Weekly The Vegetarian Epicure (I) - The Joy of Sex - Alex Comfort The Massage Book - George Downing (I have this as 71) The Alexander Technique - Wilfred Barlow Carlos Castaneda: Journey to Ixtlan Mandala - Jose & Miriam Arguelles Ringolevio - Emmett Grogan Jonathan Livingston Seagull (I have this as 70) (saw again as 72) Watership Down - Richard Adams The Foxfire Book published, a compilation of reprints from quarterly Foxfire magazine, a teenage staff's reports on dying folk customs and arts of the Georgia Appalachians Joan Baez takes a year off to volunteer for Amnesty Intl Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess introduces the idea of deep ecology bikes "szechwan food" "below the knee hemlines" "use of Ms" Mark Spitz (Munich Olympics) & that Russian gymnast? Burt Reynolds "first" nude male portrait in Cosmopolitan







    Dec 8 John Lennon was shot to dead in New York City in front of his apartment building.







    Dec 21, 1988 Pan-Am flight 103, Lockerbie bombing, 270 people lost their lifes.




    SOURCES: Judy Goldsmith's Timeline Bill Murrey's Timeline History Channel Web Site Life Magazine CD, Compton Encyclophedia Internet Research - Jeri    Welcome to Boomers International.
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