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Tuesday, February 06, 2007
 
Valentines Day Launch Party for Free Summer of Love Concert in Golden Gate Park 40th Anniversary Events to Rock San Francisco and London

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 1, 2007 - The Council of Light, a non-profit organization, is proud to announce a free musical event that willcelebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. The event will take place at Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, September 2nd 2007 and will feature world-class musical acts andentertainment that will represent the spirit and energy of the 1967 Summer of Love. A special event kick off party is planned for Valentines Day, Feb. 14 that will officially launch the beginning of the event's coordination and promotion efforts.

More information about the Summer ofLove event including participating bands will be released at a laterdate.Launch Party: The 40th Anniversary Summer of Love event launch party will be on Valentines Day, February 14th, 6pm to 10pm at 3075 17th Street, San Francisco and will feature live music by the band, Doc Craft and live sound board concert recordings of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. Also featured are 12 poster artists displaying their commissioned, "Summer of Love" commemorative event posters. The artists will be available for signing and collector's edition postersets will be available.

The event web site is http://www.2b1records.com/summeroflove40th and contains information about the event, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

Background: "The SUMMER OF LOVE" Represents:Truth and individual freedom. Freedom of expression. Creativity, love and respect for all things. Freedom for an individual to make a choice - sexually, spiritually and socially. The right to be different and still belong. Honor in refusing to fight without judging those who did. Our right to make a difference. Our right to think independently. Our willingness to share with others. There are moments in time when a word or thought has such power itchanges history; a generation so involved in the moment it becomesunstoppable; a spiritual awaking so profound that its very conception shatters perceptions, halts the world and makes people from all nationstake notice. It began with a simple four letter word ­ LOVE! - In the 1960's this word became synonymous with a generation and a city called San Francisco. It was a concept, a belief deep in the hearts of all who werethere (and those who wished they were).

It began with Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters and their bus "Furthur", Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and the "Beat Generation". They gathered in places like North Beach, Haight Ashbury, Palo Alto, Berkeley, Seattle, Portland, New York, and L.A. These pockets of anti-social, anti-establishment individuals questioned authority and their surroundings while searching for the real meaning of life and the deeper truths.

These small communities of like-minded individuals and "families" of communal creativity focused on poetry, art, folk music, jazz, and rock'n roll, demanding to be free of societal restrictions, restraints and hang-up's. Then one summer it happened! "We Were Everywhere". The pureness of thought exploded exponentially and there were now millions of us. This event, this historical moment which included most of 1967, became knownas the "SUMMER OF LOVE". During this period the Peace Movement was born with the "Human Be-Ins" in San Francisco and then the "Love-Ins" in New York. Anti-war demonstrations occurred everywhere and college campuses erupted with thousands of people refusing the draft. This startled the government; presidents were impeached, wars were stopped, and an entire generation stood up and said "Hell No". Social change was occurring and continued on multiple levels.

Out of this orderly chaos came the "Movements": The Free Speech Movement, Free Love Movement, the Farm Workers Movement, the Women's Movement, the Gay Rights Movement, the Environmental Movement, the Ecology Movement, the Animal Rights Movement, the Sexual Revolution, the Spiritual Movement,the Student Movements, the Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-War Movement. The message was clear the world was uniting behind one principle and one thought ­ LOVE! and its affirmation of PEACE, COMPASSION, and UNDERSTANDING.

The word was brought fourth by musicians such as Peter Paul and Mary, The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez,the Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane and then carried on by many ofthe English musicians like Eric Clapton, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Because of this free thinking environment a renaissance of gifted genius occurred with the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. New concepts and inventions touched every segment of society. The transistor, the calculator, thecomputer and the internet all had their inception in the 1960's. A whole new creative sector of the economy developed within, took hold and became Silicon Valley.

The international community was in awe of thisexplosion of creativity, even Olympic athletes showed their solidarityby uniting with the winds of change. All this started with a simpleword, a simple thought ­ LOVE! and a generation of free thinking people willing to stand up and be counted and their willingness to be different.

Produced by: 2b1 Multimedia Inc and the Council of light For More Information, Contact: Boots Hughston, 415 861-1520, summeroflove40th@yahoo.com
Event web site: http://www.2b1records.com/summeroflove40th


(Source: 2007 Punmaster's MusicWire http://www.punmaster.com)
 




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