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Series about the countercultural explosion that was 1967's Summer of Love looks at how it set in motion an era of social upheaval that pitted America's youth against its elders.

The second episode explores how the Summer of Love of 1967 set in motion an era of social upheaval that pitted America's youth against its elders and how the American government responded with a series of brutal crackdowns. The hippies failed politically, but their cultural influence changed the world. Everything from the environmental movement to the explosion in alternative health practices to the birth of feminism all grew out of this moment. And most surprising of all, we trace how hippie ideas first imagined on LSD went on to shape the information age itself.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 4 Aug 2018 22:25

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    The Byrds

    Eight Miles High

  • 00:02

    The Flower Pot Men

    Let's Go To San Francisco

  • 00:06

    The Turtles

    Happy Together

  • 00:09

    The Velvet Underground


  • 00:14

    The Cowsills

    The Rain, The Park And Other Things

  • 00:17

    The Turtles

    You Showed Me

  • 00:18

    Lesley Gore

    You Don't Own Me

  • 00:20

    Aretha Franklin


  • 00:23

    Janis Joplin

    Me And Bobby McGee

  • 00:24


    Kick Out The Jams

  • 00:27

    Thunderclap Newman

    Something In The Air

  • 00:30

    The Rolling Stones

    Street Fighting Man

  • 00:33

    The Zombies

    She's Not There

  • 00:40


    Hole In My Shoe

  • 00:42

    The Stone Poneys

    Different Drum

  • 00:45

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young


  • 00:47

    Jimi Hendrix

    Star Spangled Banner / Purple Haze / Instrumental Solo

  • 00:49

    Joni Mitchell

    From Both Sides Now

  • 00:51

    Led Zeppelin

    Stairway To Heaven

  • 00:54

    Cass Elliot

    New World Coming

  • 00:56

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    Teach Your Children

  • 00:59

    T. Rex

    Children of the Revolution

  • 00:59

    T. Rex

    Children of the Revolution


Role Contributor
Director Mike Connolly
Series Producer Mike Connolly
Executive Producer Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer Simon Chu
Production Company Erica Starling Productions


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