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The way we were: London 1967—the summer of love

Extracts from memoirs and diaries

By Ian Irvine   June 2017

A love-in at Hyde Park, 1967 ©David Graves/Rex/Shutterstock

Paul McCartney recalls:

“It always seems to have been summer. All the memories seem to be of gardens, leaves in full bloom, grass very long, flies in the air, things humming.”

A benefit all-night concert was held on 29th April for the underground newspaper, International Times, at Alexandra Palace. It was billed as “The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream” and among those who volunteered their services were Pink Floyd, Yoko Ono, Soft Machine, The Move, Pete Townshend, and The Pretty Things. An…

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