FLASHBACK – War on the Sunset Strip, Daddio!

Original post 10/19/09
The google video embed directly below is being inexplicably temperamental, so if the video doesn’t play for you, please click here to view it directly on google.

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This eight minute video shows the culture clash cç one of the Sunset Strip curfew riots (AKA the “LA hippie riots”), a series of crowd control confrontations which occurred in the mid 1960s to early 1970s between insubordinate hippies and angry grown-ups (via the LAPD). Basically, the kids weren’t big on authority… and authority didn’t like that the kids weren’t big on authority. Soooo, drama ensued.

You know how it is… the Man’s always trying to keep us down!!!

Anyhoo, as a little treat… after the jump, please enjoy Hollywood’s far more entertaining and groovy take on these same crazy hoodlum youngsters of our city’s past… behold a few scenes from the 1967 film, Riot on The Sunset Strip.

Can you dig it? I knew that you could!

Our story opens here… look how harmless these lost kids seem!
So cleancut and polite!
[youtube width=”590″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJnqN20y8nI[/youtube]

UNTIL… Uh oh, here comes the acid! And the interpretive dancing!
[youtube width=”590″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jjnTh-prwo[/youtube]

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2 Responses to “FLASHBACK – War on the Sunset Strip, Daddio!”

  1. Terry says:

    Great! I remember that, but was a little young to be hanging out on the Strip, tho’ we did do it a few times!

  2. We got to see that movie a few years back when Dominic Priori brought it to Philly to play at the Secret Cinema, what a treat! I will never forget the acid inspired interpretive dancing, I think I picked up some moves from Mimsy!

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