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Dazed and Infused: The Summer of Love

Miles, Vox, August 1992

"You had to be there" Barry Miles travels back in time.

IT'S 25 years since the Summer of Love freaked its way into the fabric of history; a quarter century of social and musical upheaval since The Beatles released Sgt Pepper and rewrote the rules of The Modern World. Indeed, 1967 was an annus mirabilis of transcendental discoveries, beautiful thoughts — and wholly crap attire. Join us as we apply rose-tinted hindsight to matters psychedelical; read the day by day chronology of the year with a knowing grin; remember with nostalgia the quaint TV and radio, and then laugh at the recollections of all the unreconstructed hippies (surely pillars of the modern musical establishment?) who were there the first time around...

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