Community History

1968 to 1972 Remember When …

These are some of the events important to the forming community around The Strip. Not in chronological order.

1964 brought The Beatles to Atlanta for the first pop concert with monitors, thanks to inventive local soundman.17370_101034339928278_100000651362789_30026_6889705_n

February 7, 1964 Bob Dylan concert at Emory University. he returns October 9th and 10th, 1965 at Atlanta Civic Auditorium.

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max_peter_mm_paper_love_20x16_lsixtiesThe Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Municipal Auditorium. Hendrix even enamored my mother though she thought he could ‘turn it down a bit’.

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Cream came to Chastain Park and inspired local musicians. One account



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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 lightsUntil it was firebombed in Buckhead.


Cosmic Carnival at Atlanta Stadium

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July 7, 1969 The Grateful Dead shapeimage_9play Piedmont Park for FREE!

1969 Piedmont Police Riot

1969 Miami Pop Festivalmiamiposter

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1969 Texas Pop Festivaltexaspop

1970 Atlanta/Byron Pop Festival 70 ATLANTA



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  1. I ran the General Store, our corporation was Human Improvement Project, Inc. We were on 10th Street across the alley from Cops and Robbers, across 10th Street from Cherokee Fields. 404.312.5166 cell

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