comparative timeline 1966-69

Daily Nebraskan

Daily Nebraskan, February 21, 1966 1

Adeles Bar

Adele's bar, Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 2

Digger meal

The Diggers, San Francisco 3

1966

  • Feb 17-20 - Allen Ginsberg visits University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Mar 11 - Timothy Leary sentenced to 30 years in prison for marijuana possession
  • May 16 - Double album "Blonde on Blonde" released, Bob Dylan
  • Jun 6 - EP "Section 43", Country Joe & The Fish
  • Jun - d. a. levy publishes "Paracutes" by Randy Rhody
  • Jun 27 - Debut album "Freak Out!", The Mothers of Invention
  • Jul 1 - Poetry reading at The Gate, Cleveland
  • Jul 8 - "Berkeley Barb" reports on Kerista House, 47 38th St, Oakland
  • Jul 20 - Movie "The Wild Angels" released
  • Aug 1 - Charles Whitman, Texas Tower, kills 17, injures 31
  • Aug 23 - Big Brother and the Holding Company at Mother Blues, Chicago, 4 weeks
  • Sep - Debut album "Jefferson Airplane Takes Off"
  • Sep 11 - The Rolling Stones 4th appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • Sep 23 - Cleveland "Plain Dealer" reports poetry reading at The Gate: PDF
  • Oct 6 - LSD becomes illegal in California
  • Oct 6 - The Love Pageant Rally in Golden Gate Park Panhandle
  • Oct 10 - Single "Good Vibrations" released, Beach Boys
  • Oct 17 - Debut album "The 13th Floor Elevators"
  • Nov - Album "Da Capo" released, Love (Arthur Lee)
  • Nov 24 - Thanksgiving at Diggers store on Page Street
  • Nov 30 - "SF Chronicle" front page photo of Diggers, Emmett Grogan
  • Dec - "Hells Angels" by Hunter S. Thompson published.
  • 382,000 drafted by year end, half sent to Vietnam

1967

  • Jan 14 - San Francisco Human Be-In
  • Jan - Debut albums The Doors, The Stone Poneys
  • Mar - Debut album Grateful Dead
  • Mar - Central Park Easter Be-In
  • Jun - Album "Sgt. Pepper", Beatles
  • Jun 1 - Grateful Dead at Tompkins Square Park bandshell
  • Jun 16-18 - Monterey Pop
  • Jun 28 - DOM becomes Electric Circus, St Marks Place
  • Aug - Debut album "Big Brother & the Holding Company"
  • Aug 23 - Debut album "Are You Experienced", The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Summer - Debut album "Vanilla Fudge"
  • Oct 21 - March on the Pentagon
  • 228,000 drafted by year end

1968

  • Jan - Debut album Blue Cheer
  • Mar 6 - Movie "Psych-Out" released
  • Mar 8 - First Fillmore East concert
  • Apr 4 - Martin Luther King Jr assassinated
  • Jun 6 - Bobby Kennedy assassinated
  • Aug - Congress of Wonders at Straight Theater
  • Date unkown - Tiny Tim sings "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on Laugh-In
  • Aug 26-29 - Democratic Convention
  • Nov 24 - d. a. levy suicide
  • 296,000 drafted by year end

1969

  • Jul - Doubleday publishes "The Writing on the Wall"
  • Jul 20, 1969 - First lunar landing
  • Aug 8-9 - Manson murders
  • Aug 15-18 - Woodstock Festival at Bethel, NY
  • Dec 1 - First birthday lottery for the draft
  • Dec 6 - Altamont Speedway concert, Rolling Stones
  • 283,000 drafted by year end

Photo credits - 1. The Daily Nebraskan (Lincoln, Neb.), 21 Feb. 1966. Nebraska Newspapers. Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/lccn/sn96080312/1966-02-21/ed-1/seq-4/external link . Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE. 2. Adele's Bar, from "Remembering Adele's", June 24, 2018. http://world.std.com/~thirdave/adeles/adeles.html external link 3. San Francisco Chronicle, March 10, 2017. Photo: © Jim Marshall Photography LLC https://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/article/Diggers-fed-the-masses-with-free-as-their-10987583.php external link