Turn on, tune in and drop out is credited to Timothy Leary. In 1967, Leary spoke at the Human Be-In, a gathering of 30,000 hippies in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and phrased the famous words, “Turn on, tune in, drop out” (source: wikipedia)
“We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier—the frontier of the 1960s–a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils–a frontier of unfilled hopes and threats.”
From the Acceptance Speach of Senator John F. Kennedy, Democratic National Convention, July 15, 1960
A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheeta. (Cheeta being Tarzan’s chimpanzee sidekick)
Ronald Reagan, then-governor of California, often used movie analogies to express his contempt for student protesters of the FSM protests of 1964
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
This was from John Lennon’s last interview. Dave Sholin of RKO Radiotaped John Lennon in his appartment in New York. Six hours later he was killed.
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she’s ten feet tall.
Lyrics from White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane –
Songwriter, Grace Slick
In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.
This celebrated quote has become Andy Warhol most well-known statement. It led to the concept of “15 minutes of fame”—the idea that celebrity, from media scandals to memes, will almost always be fleeting.
“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No.5, of course.”
This is a slightly bastardized version from an anecdote offered by Marilyn Monroe in an interview to Life Magazine in April 1952. Her suicide, in 1962, heightened the fascination with this “blonde bombshell”
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around – the music and the ideas.
The times, sadly, they haven’t changed. Which means we need Bob Dylan’s songs forever more.
As well as being a creative genius, Vidal Sassoon was a formative figure of the Sixties. Along with the Pill and the mini-skirt, his influence was truly liberating.
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes
Well, you just might ﬁnd
You get what you need.
Lyrics from You Can’t Always Get What You Want by songwriters Keith Richards and Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones 1969 Album, Let It Bleed
Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.
I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.