Saturday, July 24, 2010
Peace and Love, Y'all
Another piece of Austin history here. I took this shot at a "Love-In" in Wooldridge Park (our central downtown park) back in 1968. When Linda and I were cleaning out our big house to move downtown, I found the rolled-up old negative strip with this shot and many others on it. This is the best composed of the photos. I think that this event happened in March of 1968. The band playing here is Shiva's Headband. Funny, but I was in the Longhorn Band from 1964-67 with the drummer you see here. He was a brilliant player. The electric fiddle player you see here is Spencer Perskin, an iconic Austin musician who is still around town. They hit the road to San Francisco for a while, but returned to Austin. What a great time that was to be alive. I could go on, but it would be boring.