Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer of Love / Human Be-In

Three years ago, we presented a fairly extensive post on the January 14, 1967,  legendary San Francisco,  "Human Be-In"
We'd like to direct your attention to it here

Meanwhile, fresh up on You Tube, is this "Be-In" documentary, with priceless footage of Allen, Gary SnyderMichael McClureand all the participants/celebrants who took part in that extraordinary occasion.

The event that ushered in "the Summer of Love" - (tho', yes, as early as January!) - Re-visit the Summer of 1967 in the Summer of 2014.  Peace and Love everyone!

[original (signed) posters for the 1967 Human Be-In - on the left, by Stanley Mouse and Michael Bowen, and on the right, by rock-poster artist, Rick Griffin]


  1. Who is responsible for this blog? I was at the Human Be-In...handed out some of the posters.

    1. I am writing a novel that uses the Be-In as a center piece. I would love to hear what your memories of the events were, especially about the Diggers, the attitude of the crowds, the children, alternate consciousness (especially from meditation)

    2. Hi Shelley - This blog is the official blog of the Allen Ginsberg Estate. See also our web-site at