3rd August 2102
The 1965 year was a grand year for the hippie movement. Although the Flower power originated in Berkeley, California, USA. But quickly took hold here in the UK. It did not seem right or the same for us in the UK to be involved in this movement. It just looked false to me. But it was taken a little more serious by the women of the era. It did not look quite so silly, if you like for better words, for a woman to have flowers in their hair as it did the men. don’t get me wrong though man, the men did put flowers in their hair, just not so many of us.
This song was to me what the era was all about. It just takes me back to those sunny days, crashing out on the grass, on the river bank, with a group of us. Girlfriends hand in yours, with their flowy colourful wrap around skirts, billowing in the breeze. Guitars in hand and eventually settling on bank and everyone playing or singing. Making music. Some might not have called it music, but we did, and is still being played today.
And a completely different musical view from my particular tastes. But is there a particular song that rings your bell.
And now a Blast from my side of the pond. My particular group and circle of friends were not actually Beatles fans, at least not until Sgt Peppers was released and all sorts of accusations started flying by media..
We have got one person with a story to tell, so watch this space. But still want more of you out there that has got a little story or music memory that we could all share.