Fifty years after 1967, Danny Goldberg explores the continued relevance of political and cultural movements from that pivotal year in history.

1967 was the year of the release of the Beatles’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and of debut albums from the Doors, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, among many others.

In addition to the thriving music scene, 1967 was also the year of the Summer of Love; the year that millions of now-illegal LSD tabs flooded America; Muhammad Ali was convicted of avoiding the draft; Martin Luther King Jr. publicly opposed the war in Vietnam; Stokely Carmichael championed Black Power; Israel won the Six-Day War; and Che Guevara was murdered. It was the year that hundreds of thousands of protesters vainly attempted to levitate the Pentagon. It was the year the word “hippie” peaked and died, and the Yippies were born.

Author and entertainment executive Danny Goldberg tells the subjective history of 1967 — the year he graduated from high school — by looking not only at the political causes but also at the spiritual, musical and psychedelic movements.

There will be a book signing following this event.

Brief Bios

Danny Goldberg is the author of How the Left Lost Teen Spirit and Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. Since 2007 he has been president of Gold Village Entertainment, whose clients include Steve Earle and Against Me. Previously, Goldberg was president of Gold Mountain Entertainment (Nirvana, Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers), CEO of Air America Radio, chairman of Warner Bros. Records, president of Atlantic Records and vice president of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records.

Hendrik Hertzberg, the longtime New Yorker staff writer and editor, was a 23-year-old San Francisco correspondent for Newsweek in 1966 and early 1967. His reporting on Bay Area rock music, antiwar politics and youth culture was the basis for some of the first articles on these subjects in a mainstream national publication. He later served as a Naval officer, President Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter, and editor of the New Republic. A four-time winner of the National Magazine Award, Hertzberg is the author of Politics: Observations & Arguments (2004), a New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and of ¡Ob├ímanos!:The Birth of a New Political Era (2009).

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  • In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

    Date: Tue, Jun 6, 2017, 7 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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