- November 6, 2013
- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, the San Francisco Bay Area music scene exploded with psychedelic sounds that changed not just popular music, but the way youth lived all over the world. By fusing folk with rock, and adding plenty of influences from jazz improvisation, Indian and Middle Eastern sounds, electronic experimentation, and lyrics reflecting the counterculture, the San Francisco Sound was vital to rock's evolution. As well as innovating new styles of music, Bay Area performers and audiences also demonstrated that rock could not just be a medium for entertainment, but also for humanitarian enlightenment.
This lecture illustrates this journey with rare film clips of vital artists from the period. Starting with the Beatles-like sounds of the Beau Brummels and the folk-rock of We Five in the mid-1960s, it also encompasses the major psychedelic rock bands, such as Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and Country Joe and the Fish. Its importance to elevating the contributions of women in rock such as Joplin and Grace Slick are noted, as well as the vital contributions of Bay Area artists who emerged from the African American (Sly and the Family Stone) and Latino communities (Santana).