18 Photographs Showing The Incredible Lives Of 1960s And 1970s Hippies • MetDaan

18 Photographs Showing The Incredible Lives Of 1960s And 1970s Hippies

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The hippie movement is a generalized term for the rebellion of the youth of the late 1960s and early 1970s in North America and Western Europe against the cultural and societal norms of previous generations which, hippies at the time felt, did not apply anymore. Common denominators of the movement were opposition to the Vietnam War, the quest for nuclear disarmament, rock n roll music, drugs experimentation and free love.

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The hippie movement reached its culmination during the Summer of Love in 1967 and the Woodstock Festival in 1969, although its ripples were felt throughout the following decade. Check out this incredible series of photographs taken during those several years in which young people shook the world to its core.

For a more detailed piece on the now-mythical Woodstock, click here.

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A couple at the (as it was officially known) Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969

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Hippies enjoy themselves at the 1967 Woburn Abbey Love-In in Woburn, Massachusetts

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Camping at Woodstock

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A hippy girl is pictured topless in the crowd at Knebworth rock festival in 1979 at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England

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Hippies dancing in the middle of a field at the Woodstock Festival in 1969

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Passing it around

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Dancing in the rain at Woodstock – the crowd and the downpour inspired two legendary songs: CCR’s ‘Who’ll Stop the Rain?’ and Melanie’s ‘Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)’

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Sexual Revolution

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Time of love…

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…protest…

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…and joy

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According to Civilized., “Reacting to the spirit of conformity that swept America in the postwar era, cannabis became a symbol of rebellion”

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A young woman topless and covered in body paint draws onlookers at the Music Festival of the Rising Sun at Mantorf, Sweden in June 1970

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Dancing in the sunshine

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A welcome moment of respite

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Flower Power

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Across racial boundaries in a society that was still very much rigid

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Nudity was celebrated, not frowned upon

Source : theusualroutine.com
From:creativemag

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