Monday, March 10, 2008
Summer of Love and the Origins of the Counter-Culture
How did the counter-culture and its music get started back in 1967? On our 10 March 2008 of Subversity, courtesy of the Commonwealth Club of California radio program, we look back at the Summer of Love at 40, with a program that the club first aired last August, as we recall the contributions of George "Skip" Gay. Dr. Gay, who died last month, pioneered drug treatment at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, whose founder, Dr. David E. Smith, is featured on the program (and the only one wearing a tie).
Other guests on the program are: Paul Krassner, founder, the Realist Magazine; Wavy Gravy, activist and clown, former Frozen Dessert; Wes "Scoop" Nisker, author, radio commentator, former DJ, KSAN, with moderator Peter Finch, co-host of KFOG Morning Show. Smith is now executive director of the Prometa Center for Addiction.
Subversity thanks Commonwealth Club radio producer Ricardo Esway for permission to air this historic program.
Obituary of Dr. George "Skip" Gay: