Re: Easy Rider & "longhairs"

Wed, 26 Jun 1996 12:52:06 -0400

John Pastore's interesting response re. Easy Rider & hippies & rednecks brought
to mind a thought that's popped in & out of my head from time to time: it might
be interesting to trace the linkage between the hippie styles --especially
jeans, flannel shirts, and long hair (males)-- and the fact that the most
common place one seems to find these now (I think) are among pickup-driving
working class males.... If I'm right about this, it's interesting because the
working class IN the 60s was so hostile to the hippie phenomenon (e.g., the
"rednecks")... What happened? Any theories?

Ted Morgan