Summer of Love

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Back by popular demand, Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert focuses on the musical highlights of 1967 (as well as great songs from 1968 and 1969) which unofficially kicked off with the release of The Beatles' Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band plus the release of many seminal rock albums including The Doors' The Doors, Jefferson Airplane' Surrealistic Pillow, The Rolling Stones' Between The Buttons and Their Satanic Majesties Request, Procol Harum's Procol Harum, The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced plus iconic singles like “Creeque Alley” by the Mamas and The Papas, “San Francisco” by Scott McKenzie, “The Letter” by The Box Tops, “To Sir, with Love” by Lulu, “Darlin’ Be Home Soon” by The Lovin’ Spoonful, “I Was Made To Love Her” by Stevie Wonder, “Happy Together” by The Turtles and many others. 1967 was a pivotal year of social and cultural change that saw the birth of the rock festival in the Monterey Pop Festival that made stars out of Joplin, Hendrix and Otis Redding as well as the birth (and death) of the “Hippie” and the anointing of the “Flower Child.” That summer, hundreds of thousands of young people traveled to cities like New York, Chicago and most significantly, the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, to “turn on, tune in and drop out,” to meet the like minded at gatherings called Be-In’s, to find new ways of expression and to experience the music that was changing the world. Fashion changed, society changed, politics changed and rock music became an art form. The Summer of Love Concert will take you back to 1967, as well and ’68 and ’69, to “Relive the Memories, Share the Spirit (with family and friends) and to Celebrate the Songs of the Woodstock Generation – The Music that Changed the World."