Woodstock and San Fransisco

mcdaniel douglas f (dfmcda@mail.wm.edu)
Mon, 29 Jan 1996 09:59:09 -0500

Dear Baby boomers and people of the 60's,
My name is Douglas McDaniel and I am a freshman at the College of
William and Mary. During this second semester, I am taking a freshman
seminar on the 1960's. My school is a part of a big project with over a
hundred others around the country that is studying this unique part of
U.S. history. During the class, we will read eleven books and other
selected readings from this era. We also will write 3 thousand-word
papers and a ten page paper which takes the place of a final.
I hope that some of the people will be able to answer some of my
questions. I am a huge fan of the music of the 1960's. I especially enjoy
the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, the Allman Brothers, and the Doors. Here
are a few questions that I hope have some interest to you.
1.What was the musical experience like and how was the atmosphere during
those three days of peace and love in upstate New York in August 1969?
How was Woodstock as a stand against the Vietnam War?
2.What was the scene like in San Fransisco around the Haight-Ashbury and
Golden Gate Park areas during the "Summer of Love" through the end of the
What was the Grateful Dead's effect on the San Fransisco music scene
during this time?
I really would appreciate anyone posting a memo on their thoughts
of these questions. My Email address is dfmcda@mail.wm.edu.
Doug McDaniel