Sunday, February 26, 2012

Movie Tour: Haight Ashbury

While I'm sure lots of movies were filmed in this neighborhood, Haight Ashbury is more famously known as the neighborhood where the hippie movement began and the psychedelic rock music revolution started in the mid to late 60s.
From wiki: In 1967, the neighborhood's fame reached its peak as it became the haven for a number of the top psychedelic rock performers and groups of the time. Acts like Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin all lived a short distance from the intersection.

The Grateful Dead House.

The house that Janis Joplin lived in.

Haight Street mural paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix.

The Scott McKenzie song "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)," written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, became a hit single in 1967.


Shammickite said...

Hmmmm. I didn't know that Haight Ashbury was an intersection of two streets, I always thought it was the proper name for a whole neighbourhood.

Anonymous said...

Just love the song San Francisco.

Ginnie said...

Ditto to Sham's comment! So we learn something new every day!

Photo Cache said...

how in the world did i miss this deal?