pOoTer's pSycheDelic shAcK
The Beatles experience their first LSD trip as a result of their drinks being spiked at a party by their dentist!!
New President Lyndon Johnson orders the first sustained bombing campaign against the Vietnamese forces.
Malcom X shot in New York.
Combat troops enter Vietnam.
Civil rights march in Alabama, led by Martin Luther King.
Poets Of The World/Poets Of Our Time reading at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England.
The Charlatans play at the Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, truly a massive milestone in the entire West Coast music scene!!.
Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones is No.1 in the U.S charts.
Bob Dylan is booed by traditional folk fans when he plays at the Newport Folk Festival using amplified guitars.
Help! by The Beatles premiers in London.
Race riots erupt in L.A’s Watts district, 200 million dollars worth of damage is caused and during the following week 34 people are killed as a result of the rioting.
Marty Balin opens the Matrix in San Francisco, the Jefferson Airplane play their first gig here.
The World Psychedelic Center is opened in Pont Street, London by one Michael Hollingshead, spreading the gospel of Psychedelia by selling copies of The Psychedelic Experience and The Psychedelic Reader, fresh from Tomothy Leary’s Millbrook Center in New York.
21st to 26th September
Lightning Hopkins and Jefferson Airplane play at The Matrix Club, San Francisco.
14,000 protestors arrive outside the Oakland army camp to stage an Anti-War demonstration.
The Great Society play at the Coffee Gallery, San Francisco.
A fledgling collective called The Family Dog present A Tribute to Dr. Strange at the Longshoremen's Hall, San Francisco, featuring Jefferson Airplane, The Charlatans, The Marbles and The Great Society. The event was billed as a 'Rock n Roll Dance and Concert'.
A Tribute to Sparkle Plenty, the second Family Dog event is held at the Longshoremens Hall. The Loving Spoonful and The Charlatans entertain.
The Family Dog's third event 'A Tribute to Ming the Merciless is held at the Lonshoremen's Hall. On the bill were The Mothers and The Charlatans.
The San Francisco Mime Troupe holds an appeal party for one of its members. Amongst the various people appearing were The Family Dog, The Fugs, Laurence Ferlingetti and The Jefferson Airplane.
The first Acid Test is held in Santa Cruz by Ken Kesey.
The Beatles release Rubber Soul.
The second Acid Test is held in San Jose after invites called ‘Can You Pass The Acid Test?’ are handed out at a Rolling Stones gig. An estimated 400 people arrive at the Acid Test in a house in San Jose, the Grateful Dead perform.
San Francisco Mime Troupe Dance at the Fillmore Auditorium featuring The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, The Mystery Trend and Sam Thomas and The Gentlemen’s Band.