The Real Summer of Love

8th July 20:02 2017, BBC Radio 4

To our collective minds, 1967 was a year of countercultural bliss: psychedelic music was everywhere, flowers were in our hair and everyone floated along in a state of lysergic ecstasy. 50 years on, historian Dominic Sandbrook punctures the myth of the Summer of Love, arguing that 1967 was a drab parade of schmaltzy hits, mass conformism and a notable lack of public nudity.

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