who questioned authority and traditional values eventually
made inroads into the mainstream, and spawned a cultural revolution
that still resonates worldwide.
the popular anthem of Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll sent shock waves
across middle America throughout the 1960s, the politically-charged
message of peace, love and brotherhood also spoke directly
to the newly-formed Civil
Rights Movement, as well as the unpopular war raging in
retrospect, the hippie generation had direct global influences
on music, television and film. It also made its mark on politics, 1960's fashion,
and religion including an emerging interest in Buddism, Eastern philosophies
small groups of aging hippies continue to maintain the lifestyle,
while in the Internet Age a fledging band of neo-hippies
have emerged in online Web communities.
movement as a whole is generally thought to have peaked near
the end of the 1960s
but the hippie legacy and its influence can still be seen and felt in everything from
the popularity of free summer music festivals to a sustained
interest in organic foods.
Such concerns as environmental pollution, recycling,
warming, and Earth
Day observances can all trace their origins back to a hippie-inspired world view.
about Hippies around the Web:
Old Hippie's Groovy Blog - Like it says, with leftist
rants for environmental & social causes courtesy of a
"tree-hugging music-loving deadhead retired old-happy-hippie."
Hippie Museum - Good fusion of current hippie culture
and history - featuring news, an event calendar, photos, writings,
information on hippie communes present and past, related links
- Wikipedia - Good overview from the online encyclopedia
featuring a history of the movement's origins in the 1960s,
with its political and social impact on the present day, including
photos, related resources.
- The History Channel - Check out a multimedia extravaganza of information,
photos, audio and video covering the hippie & civil rights
movements, the Vietnam War, and the music & protest songs
of the period.
Songs - Featuring photos of album covers and complete
lyrics to such pop hits as Imagine, I Ain't Marching Anymore,
Universal Soldier, Blowin' in the Wind, and lots more.
Hippies Vault - Hippy dictionary, historical timeline,
tie-dye instructions & how to's, suggested reading, related