“It’s so far out it’s straight down”

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Here is a an early insight into the burgeoning underground culture of swinging London from the excellent Dangerous Minds website. Made by Manchester’s Granada T.V. in March 1967, it features The Pink Floyd playing The Roundhouse, the Indica bookshop, Alan Ginsberg, Paul Macartney and the staff of The International Times. It nicely portrays the small beginings and the peculiarly British slant on the hippy underground. I really like the make-shift “happening” at the start of the film. Plus old Macca comes across very well as a supporter of this new movement. As the narration at the end of the film solomnly announces “Perhaps this new undergound will be stuff of the future leisure…” Watch it below.

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