These are some of the events important to the forming community around The Strip. Not in chronological order.
February 7, 1964 Bob Dylan concert at Emory University. he returns October 9th and 10th, 1965 at Atlanta Civic Auditorium.
Cream came to Chastain Park and inspired local musicians. One account
The Bird Review
2001, the ultimate ‘see it tripping’ movie, was first showing next to the IBM Sales office on Peachtree. Scary to elude HAL, come out of the theater and see IBM bragging about bringing you the future. IBM transposes back one letter into HAL. You regularly saw folks staggering back down Peachtree to 14th lost in discussion of philosophy.
And the Jefferson Airplane brought San Francisco to the Muncipal Auditorium.
Hair invaded the consciousness of everyone. Many like myself eagerly followed the lyrics as we listened and learned of the new culture being born.
Then STOMP brought us a Southern version of Hair out of Texas. The Combine, the Texas acting commune that was STOMP, grew into and influenced the local community. It was headed for Broadway lights. Until it was firebombed in Buckhead.
Cosmic Carnival at Atlanta Stadium