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The Human Be-In

Joel Selvin, MOJO, Summer 2007

ALL THROUGH the previous year, word filtered out of San Francisco about remarkable happenings and a strange new community of youths gathering around the city's Haight-Ashbury district. In March 1966, the vastly influential Life magazine featured a cover article on LSD, "The Exploding Threat of the Mind Drug That Got Out of Control." It was the best publicity this new movement could have received.

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