Some time during 'the sixties' (and by that I mean the period between 1963 and 1973) people realized that you could make oodles of cash by carefully selecting the most marketable parts of 'the underground' and marketing it as 'the underground.'
"It was 1967, the Summer of Love, and the Beatles were making cultural revolution. Three years earlier, they were the Fab Four rocking the USA on the Ed Sullivan Show. Three years later, they would be finished, disbanded.
But on June 2, 1967 -- forty years ago next week -- they released the first 'concept album' in rock and roll history, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
It was psychedelic. Off the map. Wildly popular. And cultural dynamite. Lucy was in the sky with diamonds there. And so, suddenly, was a generation."
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