From the October 2007 issue of Boomer Market Advisor • Subscribe!

October 1, 2007

It was 40 years ago today ...

Boomer nostalgia still draws a crowd. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on the anniversary of the
Summer of Love, including a Labor Day concert in Golden Gate Park, the spot where it all began. True to boomer form, many of the musical acts refuse to retire. The line-up featured Country Joe and the Fish, Moby Grape and -- of course -- Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks.

According to organizers, if you brought a flower, you got in free. But if you didn't bring a flower, you still got in free. Such is the hippie code.

So will this be the last trip down memory lane for Summer of Love participants? Not likely, according to some attendees.

"There's going to be [another] one, just watch," the paper quotes former Rolling Stone writer Ben Fong-Torres as saying. "And you'll have to watch because everyone will be in their 70s and they won't be able to hear."

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