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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.roy­alal­ 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

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