- Title: Summer of Love: Ths Inside Story of LSD, Rock & Roll, Free Love and High Time in the Wild West
- Author: Joel Selvin
- Released: 1999-09-07
- Pages: 392
- ISBN: 0815410190
- ISBN13: 978-0815410195
- ASIN: 0815410190
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From Library Journal Journalist Selvin (Monterey Pop, Chronicle, 1992) offers a popularized history of acid rock. Basing his account on interviews with such musicians as Jerry Garcia and Grace Slick, he chronologically outlines psychedelia from its inception in 1965 to its decline in 1971. Selvin weaves a gossipy tale of the personal lives of major acid rockers as well as cultural notables such as Ken Kesey, but the author seldom places this flurry of events in either musical or historical context. This sensationalist history adds little to Charles Perry's classic The Haight-Ashbury (LJ 7/84) and fails to provide much insight into the times, psychedelic music, or the musicians who have been interviewed.
David Szatmary, Univ. of Washington, Seattle
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