Σάββατο, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

It's So Far Out It's Straight Down (1967) Swingin' London '67


It's So Far Out It's Straight Down [1967]

A look at embryonic counter culture capers in swinging London 1967

The fledgling hippie scene in London, featuring The Indica Art Gallery, The International Times (IT), The It Girl, UFO Club, Paul McCartney, Allen Ginsberg, Syd Barrett with Pink Floyd, and more.
 
On January 18th, 1967, a few weeks into the Sgt. Pepper sessions, Freddie Prinze - er, I'm sorry, Paul McCartney sat down for a filmed interview to discuss the burgeoning psychedelic scene for the benefit of Granada TV's viewers. Excerpts of the interview were used in the Scene Special documentary "It's So Far Out, It's Straight Down", aired March 7th.
 
ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW:

This conversation with Paul McCartney was originally broadcast on British television as part of the program 'So Far Out It's Straight Down,' which dealt with the topic of the changing attitudes of the late-Sixties, and London's underground movement: namely the Indica Bookshop and International Times. Paul's interview with Jo Durden-Smith was filmed by Granada Television on January 18th 1967, The program was telecast on March 7th.  ( listen the interview.)
McCartney's interview was split up into 3 separate segments which were interspersed throughout the program. (listen the interview)

- Jay Spangler, http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/


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It's So Far Out It's Straight Down 1967 Allen Ginsberg,Protests in London,The UFO Club,


A teenage girl group from LA,consisting of sisters,Carol & Terry Fischer and friend Sally Gordon,they were one hit wonders in 1963 with "Popsicles And Icicles" This is their last 45 from 1968,an exemplary cover of Traffic's first single.


They were royally ripped off by the good old music industry, but despite it all they reformed and are still gigging.Okay they are from LA but this track is so synonymous with swinging London that I thought this confetti of clips of London from 1967 fitted the song,enjoy ! (from Vimeo User Brian Jones)
 



Granny takes a trip

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A look at the ever changing Granny takes a trip boutique,set to the purple gang's transatlantic 45'rpm  of the same name, enjoy!
 

Swinging London 1967  @  The Purple Gang  Granny takes a trip   @
A great song,a great group,and a great shop,enjoy !




A charming clip of Andrew Loog Oldham's discovery Vashti Bunyan


(AKA Vashti Bunyan) looking sultry as she mimes her way through 'I want to be alone' the b side of her Jagger/Richard composed flop 'some things just stick in your mind' for US TV,enjoy!
 
Info Links :
Counter culture
Swinging London
The underground press in the UK
The International Times (it or IT)
 OZ magazine (archived site
"Miles" (Barry Miles)
Tonite Lets All Make Love in London.
The Indica  Art Gallery
The UFO Club
John Hopkins (political activist)
Joe Boyd
Mick Farren
The Deviants
International Love-In Festival Alexandra Palace London.7-29-67
14 Hour Technicolour Dream
Allen Ginsberg
Peter Whitehead (filmmaker)
Radio Caroline
John Peel

BBC Radio 1
UK  Underground (British subculture)
London Underground
Swinging Radio England
Ladbroke Grove 1967
Hipster (1940s subculture)
Hippie
The Beat Generation
The Beat Scene
The Freak scene
Hermann Hesse


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