Town & Country
Remembering the Summer of Love
IN the dog days of 1967, hundreds of thousands of people dressed in psychedelic colours converged across the globe, particularly in London and San Francisco. They bought kaftans and floral minis on the Kings Road, they listened to Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Procul Harum and The Doors. They couldn’t get enough of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds; half the members of The Rolling Stones got arrested. They called it the Summer of Love.
To mark the colourful counterculture’s 50th anniversary, the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7, has announced a major new season, ‘Summer of Love: Revisited’. The series, which starts on May 1 and will run into July, includes screenings of iconic performances and lost recordings, as well as live concerts and talks, featuring the likes of Nick Drake, Jimi Hendrix, Arthur Brown and Peter Whitehead.
Visit www.royalalberthall.com for information and to book; keep an eye on the website as new events are being added all the time.
If you can remember it, you weren’t there: 50 years on, the Royal Albert Hall will celebrate the Summer of Love