In 1971 alone, 3 stars of the counter-culture died young.
Earlier than this, 4 months after Woodstock:
August 1969, Altamont Speedway- Outside San Francisco.
The attraction would be the Rolling Stones.
Almost as many came here as to Woodstock.
However, Altamont had lots of violence.
concert-goers had to be treated for bad drug-trips.
One of them climbed up to a freeway overpass and
decided to fly.
Worst of all, the organizers of the concert thought it was a wise thing to hire the Hell’s
Angels motorcycle gang to keep order.
They were paid $500 and all the beer they could drink.
anyone who seemed to be making any disturbance.
When one man tried to come onto the stage, they
stomped him to death in front of everyone.
There were 4 deaths at Altamont.
That was the only one on
the stage, though.
The advertising culture picked up on Counter-culture.
Advertisers created Virginia Slims, women
Oldsmobile marketed its cars as young mobiles.
The number two beverage drinkers
advertised that it was the Pepsi generation.
The first man to walk upon the moon, N. Armstrong,
embodied the conflict between the old and the new.
When he landed on the moon, he brought with him
the badge of his college fraternity, phi delta theta.
It was the triumph of the squares.
Yet, Neil said that
the move into orbit ‘was like perfect’ when making the last round.
The head of FBI was J. Edgar Hoover (the first FBI head).
Agents were required to be clean-shaven,
plain white shirts with dark jackets.
One week after Hoover was buried, the new FBI allowed people to
wear colored shirts, beard, and FBI recruited women, blacks, Native Americans, and anyone else who
could do the job.
This had not been the case under Hoover.
Early 60s to early 70s, there was a significant amount of change.
Tropic Lightning Discussion:
It feels authentic.
Most military history is from the top down.
You learn about it from the generals point
of view instead of the ‘lowly’ soldiers.
We’re asking you to synthesize the interviews.
We learn the terrain, climate, weapons, living conditions, the way the war was fought, the morale,