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A San Francisco Bookshelf : Books About San Francisco Music in the 1960's

This list is a selection of books about, partly about, or related to the music and social history of San Francisco in the second half of the 1960's.

Books are grouped by subject. Use the subject index below to jump to section required or just scroll down the page. Further information about most of the books is available via the 'info' button.

Books about the Grateful Dead are not included in this list but are featured on a separate bibliography page.

Additions and corrections are welcome


Related discography pages:
Grateful Dead bookshelf
Grateful Dead songbooks
Source and reference books
Record label bibliography




Subject index : San Francisco 60's music | General 60's music books/collections | Jefferson Airplane | Country Joe McDonald | Big Brother & The Holding Company | Janis Joplin | Santana | 60's SF social / political / biog | Hippies / Communes | Festivals | Posters/art | Photographs | Fiction | Poetry | Pranksters / Kesey / Cassady | Richard Brautigan | SF Mime Troupe | Bill Graham | The Diggers

San Francisco music in the sixties

info The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound, Ralph J. Gleason, 1968
info Electric Tibet : The Rise and Fall of the San Francisco Rock Scene, James Doukas, 1969
info Summer Of Love: Haight Ashbury At It's Highest, Gene Anthony, 1980
info Cuts: From A San Francisco Rock Journal, Debora Hill, 1981
info San Francisco Rock: The Illustrated History of San Francisco Rock Music, Jack McDonough, 1985
info San Francisco Nights : The Psychedelic Music Trip 1965-1968, 1985
info Voices Green and Purple, Beverly Paterson, 1987
info The Summer Of Love, Joel Selvin, 1994
info San Francisco : The Musical History Tour, Joel Selvin, 1996
info Beneath the Diamond Sky : Haight-Ashbury 1965-1970, Barney Hoskyns, 1997
info Garage Bands from the 60's, Then and Now: The San Francisco East Bay Scene, Bruce Tahsler, 2006
info Counterculture Kaleidoscope: Musical and Cultural Perspectives on Late Sixties San Francisco, Nadya Zimmerman, 2008
info Psychedelic Music in San Francisco: Style, Context, and Evolution, Craig Morrison, 2008
info Dancing with the Dead: My Good Old Days with the Grateful Dead & the San Francisco Music Scene 1964-1974, Rosie McGee, 2012

Books that include sections about San Francisco music in the sixties

info Rock And Other Four Letter Words: Music Of The Electric Generation, J. Marks, 1968
info The Age Of Rock: Sounds Of The American Cultural Revolution, Editor: Jonathan Eisen, 1969
info Outlaw Blues: A Book of Rock Music, Paul Williams, 1969
info Rock And Roll Will Stand, Greil Marcus (Ed), 1969
info Fillmore East & West, James A. Hudson, 1970
info Goldstein's Greatest Hits: A Book Mostly About Rock'n'Roll, Richard Goldstein, 1970
info The Age Of Rock 2: Sights And Sounds Of The American Cultural...., Jonathan Eisen (Ed), 1970
info Altamont: Death of Innocence in the Woodstock Nation, Jonathan Eisen (Ed), 1970
info Guitar Years: Pop Music from Country and Western to Hard Rock, Irwin Stambler, 1970
info Rock Beyond Woodstock, Michael Ross, 1970
info Rock Folk, Michael Lydon, 1971
info The Rolling Stone Interviews, 1971
info It's Too Late To Stop Now: A Rock and Roll Journal, Jon Landau, 1972
info Playboy's Music Scene, 1972
info Trips: Rock Life In The Sixties, Ellen Sander, 1973
info Turn It Up! (I Can't Hear the Words : Singer/Songwriters Then & Now), Bob Sarlin, 1973
info The Rolling Stone Interviews Vol. 2, Ben Fong-Torres, 1973
info Any Old Way You Choose It: Rock And Other Pop Music 1967-1973, Robert Christgau, 1973
info The Rolling Stone Rock 'N' Roll Reader, Editor: Ben Fong Torres, 1974
info Grandfather Rock, David Morse, 1976
info Electric Children: Roots And Branches Of Modern Folkrock, Jaques Vassal, 1976
info West Coast Story, Rob Burt & Patsy North, 1977
info Rock 100, David Dalton, Lenny Kaye, 1977
info The Rolling Stone Interviews: Talking With The Legends Of Rock And Roll, 1960-1980, 1981
info Rock Odyssey: A Chronicle of the Sixties, Ian Whitcomb, 1983
info Turning On: Rock In The Late Sixties, Ashley Brown & Michael Heatley (Eds), 1985
info 20 Years Of Rolling Stone: What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, 1987
info Rock Music in America, Janet Podell (Ed), 1987
info Rockin' in Time: A Social History of Rock-and-Roll, David P. Szatmary, 1987
info The Aesthetics of Rock, Richard Meltzer, 1987?
info Rock and Roll 1955-1970, Richard Carling, 1988
info The Map: Rediscovering Rock and Roll: A Journey, Paul Williams, 1988
info Off The Record: An Oral History of Popular Music, Joe Smith, 1988
info Rock Musical Styles: A History, Katherine Charlton, 1988
no info When The Music's Over: The Story Of Political Pop, Robin Deneslow, 1989
info Psychedelic Psounds, Alan Vorda, 1989
info Rock Lives, Timothy White, 1990
info Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development, Joe Stuessy, Scott D. Lipscomb, 1990
info Masters Of Rock #7: Psychedelic '60s, 1991
info Monterey Pop, Joel Selvin, 1992
info The Space Between the Notes: Rock and the Counter-Culture, Sheila Whiteley, 1992
info The Art of Rock and Roll, Charles T. Brown, 1992
info The Seventh Stream: The Emergence of Rock'n'roll in American Popular Music, Philip H. Ennis, 1992
info The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing, Clinton Heylin, 1992
info Secrets From The Masters : Conversations With Forty Great Guitar Players, 1992
info She's A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock 'N' Roll, Gillian G. Gaar, 1992
info Adolescents and Their Music: If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old, Jonathan S. Epstein (Editor), 1994
info Pioneers Of Rock & Roll: 100 Artists Who Changed The Face of Rock, Harry Sumrall, 1994
info Prisoner of Woodstock, Dallas Taylor, 1994
info Singer-Songwriters, Dave DiMartino, 1994
info Psychedelia: The Long Strange Trip, Martin Huxley, 1995
info The Fillmore East : Recollections of Rock Theater, Richard Kostelanetz, 1995
info Rock & Roll: An Unruly History, Robert Palmer, 1995
info Kaleidoscope Eyes : Psychedelic Rock from the '60s to the '90s, Jim Derogatis, 1996
info Rock and Roll: A Social History, Paul Friedlander, 1996
info A Time to Rock: A Social History of Rock 'n' Roll, David P. Szatmary, 1996 info Rhythm and Noise: An Aesthetics of Rock, Theodore Gracyk, 1996
info I Want to Take You Higher, Parke Puterbaugh, James Henke, 1997
info Understanding Rock: Essays in Musical Analysis, John Covach, Graeme M. Boone (Ed), 1997
info Voices in the Purple Haze: Underground Radio and the Sixties, Michael C. Keith, 1997
info The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock, 1997
info Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock and Roll, Mikal Gilmore, 1998
info Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great Rock and Pop Artists....., Robert Christgau, 1998
info Music and Social Movements: Mobilizing Traditions in the Twentieth Century, Ron Eyerman, Andrew Jamison, 1998
info California Soul: Music of African Americans in the West, Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, Eddie S. Meadows (Eds.), 1998
info A Change is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America, Craig Werner, 1998
info Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Age, David Walley, 1998
info Not Fade Away: A Backstage Pass to 20 Years of Rock & Roll, Ben Fong-Torres, 1999
info The Da Capo Book of Rock and Roll Writing, Editor: Clinton Heylin, 1999
info Sixties Rock: Garage, Psychedelic, and Other Satisfactions, Michael Hicks, 1999
info A Fiction of the Past: The Sixties in American History, Dominick J. Cavallo, 1999
info Flowers In The Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977, James Miller, 1999
info 20th Century Rock and Roll : Psychedelia, Belmo, 1999
info The Rockin' '60s: The People Who Made the Music, Brock Helander, 1999
info Guitar World Presents Classic Rock, Editors: Jeff Kitts, Brad Tolinski, Harold Steinblatt, 1999
info Dancing In The Streets: A Rock and Roll History, Robert Palmer, 199?
info Tomorrow Never Knows : Rock and Psychedelics in the 1960s, Nick Bromell, 2000
info Rhino's Psychedelic Trip, Alan Bisbort, Parke Puterbaugh, Howard Kaylan, 2000
info Rock Troubadours: Conversations on the Art and Craft of Songwriting, 2000
info Battle Notes: Music of the Vietnam War, Lee Andresen, 2000
info Songs of the Vietnam Conflict, James Perone, 2001
info The Decades of Rock and Roll, The Editors of Rolling Stone, 2001
info Turn! Turn! Turn!: The '60s Folk-Rock Revolution, Richie Unterberger, 2002
info The Crawdaddy! Book: Writings (And Images) from the Magazine of Rock, Paul Williams, 2002
info Exploding: The Highs, Hits, Hype, Heroes, and Hustlers of the Warner ..., Stan Cornyn, 2002
info Playing from the Heart: Great Musicians Talk About Their Craft, Robert L. Doerschuk, 2002
info Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival and American Society, 1940-1970, Ronald D. Cohen, 2002
info Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock, Richie Unterberger, 2003
info Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock, Jim DeRogatis, 2003
info Flashbacks: Eyewitness Accounts of the Rock Revolution, 1964-1974, Michael Lydon, 2003
info The Sound And The Fury: A Rock's Backpages Reader, Editor : Barney Hoskins, 2003
info Lovers, Buggers & Thieves: Garage Rock, Monster Rock, Psychedelic Rock, ...., 2004
info Music of the Counterculture Era, James E. Perone, 2004
info Politics: Observations & Arguments, 1966-2004, Hendrik Hertzberg, 2004
info The Rock History Reader, Theo Cateforis (Ed), 2006
info White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960's, Joe Boyd, 2006
info The Year the Music Died, 1964-1972: A Commentary on the Best Era of Pop Music ., Dwight Rounds, 2007
info This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture, Iain Anderson, 2007
info What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History, John Covach, 2006
info Bomp: Saving the World One Record at a Time, Suzy Shaw & Mick Farren, 2007
info CREEM: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine, Robert Matheu & Brian J. Bowe, 2007<
info You Can't Always Get What You Want, Sam Cutler, 2008
info There's A Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of the '60s, Peter Doggett, 2008
info The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde, David W. Bernstein (Ed), 2008
info The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music, Jonathan C. Friedman, 2013

Jefferson Airplane / Great Society

info The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound, Ralph J. Gleason, 1968
info Divided We Stand, Editors of Ramparts with Richard H. Dodge, 1970
info Rock Giants, Pauline Rivelli, Robert Levin (Eds.), 1970
info The Rolling Stone Interviews, 1971
no info Grace Slick: The Biography, Barbara Rowers, 1980
info Giants Of Rock Music, Pauline Rivelli, Robert Levin (Eds.), 1980
info Don't You Want Somebody To Love: Reflections On The San Francisco Sound, Darby Slick, 1991
info Somebody To Love? A Rock-And-Roll Memoir, Grace Slick, Andrea Cagan, 1999
info I Was Elvis Presley's Bastard Love-Child: And Other Stories of Rock'n'Roll Excess, Andrew Darlington, 2001
info Got a Revolution! The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane, Jeff Tamarkin, 2003
info Full Flight: A Tale of Airplanes & Starships, Marty Balin, Robert Yehling, 2003
info Take Me to a Circus Tent: The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual, Craig Fenton, 2006
info Grace Slick's White Rabbit Journal, 2006
info Jefferson Airplane Guitar TAB Anthology, 2009

Country Joe & The Fish

info The Life, the Times, the Songs of Country Joe and the Fish, Alfassy Leo, 1971
info An Old Guy Who Feels Good: The Autobiography of a Free-spirited Working Man, Worden McDonald, 1983
info Long Time Gone: 60s America Then and Now, Alexander Bloom (Ed), 2001
info I Was Elvis Presley's Bastard Love-Child: And Other Stories of Rock'n'Roll Excess, Andrew Darlington, 2001
info Country Joe and Me, Ron Cabral, 2004
info Remembering Woodstock, Andy Bennett (Ed), 2004
info Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid Conversations with Those who Shaped the Era, Ron Chepesiuk, 2007
info Generation on Fire: Voices of Protest from the 1960s : An Oral History, Jeff Kisseloff, 2007
info Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists, Iain Ellis, 2008
info 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History Of Protest Songs, From Billie Holiday To Green Day, Dorian Lynskey, 2011

Big Brother & The Holding Company

info Psychedelic Psounds, Alan Vorda, 1989
info Big Brother & The Holding Company, 1965-2003: Die Band ...., Michael Spoerke, 2003

Janis Joplin

info Janis Joplin: Her Life And Times, Deborah Landau, 1971
info Janis, David Dalton, 1971
info The Golden Bowers, John Bowers, 1971
info Going Down With Janis, Peggy Caserta, Don Knapp, 1973
info Buried Alive: The Biography Of Janis Joplin, Myra Friedman, 1973
info Lenny, Janis & Jimi, Gary Carey, 1975
info Piece Of My Heart: The Life, Times, And Legend Of Janis Joplin, David Dalton, 1985
info Janis: The Story of Janis Joplin, Doug Magee, 1985
info Love, Janis, Laura Joplin, 1992
info Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions Of Janis Joplin, Ellis Amburn, 1992
info 45 Profiles in Modern Music, Linda R. Churchill and E. Richard Churchill, 1996
info Scars Of Sweet Paradise: The Life And Times Of Janis Joplin, Alice Echols, 1997
info Janis Joplin: A Performance Diary 1966-1970, John Byrne Cooke, David Dalton, 1997
info Janis Garden Party, Steve Banks, 1998
info Living in the Dead Zone: Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, Gerald Faris, Ralph Faris, 2000
info Counterculture Kaleidoscope: Musical and Cultural Perspectives on Late Sixties San Francisco, Nadya Zimmerman, 2008

Santana

info Soul Sacrifice: The Santana Story, Simon Leng, 2000
info Carlos Santana: Back on Top, Marc Shapiro, 2000
info Carlos Santana, Louise Chipley Slavicek, 2006
info Carlos Santana, Legendary Guitarist, Adam Woog, 2006

Social, political, geographical, autobiographical & historical works

info Haight Ashbury Guide Book, 1967
info We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us Against, Nicholas Von Hoffman, 1968
info Notes From the New Underground, Jesse Kornbluth, 1968
info Bomb Culture, Jeff Nuttall, 1968
info Confrontation on Campus. Student Challenge in California, Art Seidenbaum, 1969
info The Making Of A Counter Culture, Theodore Roszak, 1969
info The Human Be-In, Helen Swick Perry, 1970
info Smiling through the Apocalypse;: Esquire's History of the Sixties, Harold Hayes (Ed), 1970
info The Sign Of The Fool: Memoirs From the Haight-Ashbury, 1965-68, John Simon, 1971
info Love Needs Care, David E. Smith, John Luce, 1971
info The Age of Paranoia: How The Sixties Ended, 1972
info The Hog Farm And Friends, Hugh Romney / Wavy Gravy, 1974
info Coming Apart: An Informal History of America in the 1960's, William L. O'Neill, 1974
info Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties, Morris Dickstein, 1975
info The Sixties : The Decade Remembered Now, by the People Who Lived It Then, 1977
info Gone Crazy And Back Again, Robert Sam Anson, 1981
info The Sixties Papers: Documents of a Rebellious Decade, 1984
info The Haight-Ashbury: A History, Charles Perry, 1985
info Uncovering the Sixties: The Life and Times of the Underground Press, Abe Peck, 1985
info Best of The Realist: The Sixties Most Outrageously Irreverent Magazine, 1985
info The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage, Todd Gitlin, 1987
info Aquarius Revisited: Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture, Whitmer / Van Wyngarden, 1987
info The Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinics, David E. Smith, Richard B. Seymour, 1987
info From Camelot to Kent State : The Sixties Experience in the Words of Those Who Lived It, 1987
info 1968 In America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture and ...., Charles Kaiser, 1988
info What a Long Strange Trip It's Been: A Hippy's History of the 60's and Beyond, Lewis Sanders, 1989
info Haight-Ashbury Flashbacks, Stephen Gaskin, 1990
info Ringolevio, Emmett Grogan, 1990
info The San Francisco Oracle (Facsimile Edition), 1990
info Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties and Beyond, 1992
info Sights On The Sixties, Barbara L. Tischler (Ed), 1992
info Dr. Dave, Clark Sturges, 1993
info Takin' It To The Streets: A Sixties Reader, Alexander Bloom, Wini Breines (Editors), 1994
info The 60's: From Memory to History, David Farber (Ed), 1994
info The Movement and the Sixties, Terry H. Anderson, 1996
no info Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts About The '60s, Peter Collier, David Horowitz, 1996
info On Our Own: Americans in the Sixties, Douglas Miller, 1996
info Reassessing the Sixties: Debating the Political and Cultural Legacy, Stephen Macedo (Ed), 1996
info Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974, James T. Patterson, 1997
info The Spirit of the Sixties: The Making of Postwar Radicalism, James Farrell, 1997
info The ABC-Clio Companion to the 1960s Counterculture in America, Neil A. Hamilton, 1997
info The Times Were a Changin': The Sixties Reader, Editors: Irwin Unger, Debi Unger, 1998
info Steal this Dream: Abbie Hoffman and the Countercultural Revolution in America, Larry Sloman, 1998
info The Sixties: Cultural Revolution in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, Arthur Marwick, 1998
info The Sixties, Terry H. Anderson, 1998
info Music and Social Movements: Mobilizing Traditions in the Twentieth Century, Ron Eyerman, Andrew Jamison, 1998
info Too Good to Be Forgotten: Changing America in the '60s and '70s, David Obst, 1998
info Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture : A City Lights Anthology, 1998
info Echoes Of The Sixties, Marti Childs/Jeff March, 1999
info America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960's, Maurice Isserman, Michael Kazin, 1999
info A Fiction of the Past: The Sixties in American History, Dominick J. Cavallo, 1999
info Sleeping Where I Fall: A Chronicle, Peter Coyote, 1999
info San Francisco Secrets: Fascinating Facts about the City by the Bay, John Snyder, 1999
info San Francisco Victorians, Michael Blumensaadt, Randolph Delehanty, 2000
info The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s, David Farber, Beth Bailey, 2001
info Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960's and 70's, 2001
info Long Time Gone: 60s America Then and Now, Alexander Bloom (Ed), 2001
info Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius, 2001
info The Sixties: 1960-1969, Paul Monaco, 2001
info Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion, Aniko Bodroghkozy, 2001
info Travelers' Tales San Francisco: True Stories, O'Reilly/Habegger/O'Reilly (Eds), 2002
info The Counterculture Reader, Editor: E. A. Swingrover, 2003
info Haight-Ashbury Sketches, Morris Bassan, 2003
info San Francisco in the 1960s, James Barter, 2003
info The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour, Bill Morgan, 2003
info San Francisco: A Cultural and Literary History, Mick Sinclair, 2003
info The Portable Sixties Reader, Ann Charters (Ed), 2003
info Anarchy, Protest & Rebellion: And the Counterculture that Changed America, Fred W. McDarrah, 2003
info Democracy's Children: The Young Rebels of the 1960s and the Power of Ideals, Edward K. Spann, 2003
info R. Crumb: Conversations, D. K. Holm, 2004
info Happy Days and Wonder Years: The Fifties and the Sixties in Contemporary Cultural Politics, 2004
info Counterculture Through the Ages: From Abraham to Acid House, R. U. Sirius, Dan Joy, 2005
info Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, Editor: Christoph Grunenberg, 2005
info The Haight-Ashbury: A History, Charles Perry, 2005 edition
info 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, Mark Kurlansky, 2005
info San Francisco: The Unknown City, Helene Goupil, Josh Krist, 2005
info Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era, Elizabeth Pepin and Lewis Watts, 2005
info Timothy Leary: A Biography, Robert Greenfield, 2006
info America in White, Black, and Gray: The Stormy 1960s, Klaus P. Fischer, 2006
info Summer of Love: Psychedelic Art, Social Crisis and Counterculture in the 1960s, Eds: C. Grunenberg, J. Harris, 2006
info Broadway North Beach: The Golden Years: A Saloon Keeper's Tales, Dick Boyd, 2006
info Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader, John Storey, 2006
info The Hippie Narrative: A Literary Perspective on the Counterculture, Scott MacFarlane, 2007
info The American Counterculture, Christopher Gair, 2007
info Generation on Fire: Voices of Protest from the 1960s : An Oral History, Jeff Kisseloff, 2007
info Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Haight-Ashbury in the Summer of Love 1967, Barry Klein, 2007
info Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid Conversations with Those who Shaped the Era, Ron Chepesiuk, 2007
info Late Thoughts on an Old War: The Legacy of Vietnam, Philip D. Beidler, 2007
info Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties, Robert Stone, 2007
info Counterculture Kaleidoscope: Musical and Cultural Perspectives on Late Sixties San Francisco, Nadya Zimmerman, 2008
info San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, Katherine Powell Cohen, 2008
info Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club, Kathy Sloane, 2011

Free Speech Movement / Berkeley Student Revolt

info Berkeley: The New Student Revolt, Hal Draper, 1965
info Revolution at Berkeley: The Crisis in American Education, Miller / Gilmore (Eds), 1965
info The Trouble In Berkeley, Steven Warshaw, 1965
info The Berkeley Student Revolt: Facts And Interpretation, Seymour M Lipset, Sheldon Wolin (Eds), 1965
info University Authority and the Student: The Berkeley Experience, Michael C. Otten, 1970
info The Berkeley Rebellion and Beyond: Essays on Politics and Education ...., Wolin / Schaar (Eds), 1970
info The Beginning: Berkeley 1964, Max Heirich, 1971
info The Spiral of Conflict Berkeley, 1964, Max Heirich, 1971
info Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties, Sara Davidson, 1977
info Berkeley at War: The 1960s, W. J. Rorabaugh, 1989
info The Free Speech Movement: Coming of Age in the 1960s, David Lance Goines, 1993
info The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s, Cohen, Zelnik (Eds), 2002
info At Berkeley in the Sixties: The Education of an Activist, 1961-1965, Jo Freeman, 2003

Hippies / Communes

info The Hippies, Jan Meadoff, Michael Rosenberg, 1967
info The Hippies: by the correspondents of Time magazine, 1967
info The Hippy's Handbook, Ruth Bronstein, 1967
info Hippy Hi, Richard Crone, 1967
info Voices From The Love Generation, 1968
info The Hippie Papers, Jerry Hopkins, 1968
info The Flower People, Henry Gross, 1968
info The Hippies, Burton H. Wolfe, 1968
info The Hippie Scene, Editor: Carolyn Barnes, 1968
info Flower Power, Ernest Tidyman, 1968
info Hippies in Our Midst: The Rebellion Beyond Rebellion, Delbert L. Earisman, 1968
info Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion, 1968
info A Generation of Love, Clayton Barbeau (Ed), 1969
info The Hippie Trip: A First Hand Account of the Beliefs, Drug Use and Sexual Patterns, Lewis Yablonsky, 1970
info The Hippie Cookbook, Gordon & Phyllis Grabe, 1970
no info The Underground Revolution: Hippies, Yippies, and Others, Naomi Feigelson, 1970
info Hippies of the Haight, Sherri Cavan, 1972
info The Hippies and American Values, Timothy Miller, 1991
info The Scrapbook of a Haight Ashbury Pilgrim, Elizabeth Gips, 1992?
info The White Rabbit and Other Delights: East Totem West : A Hippie Company, 1967-1969, Alan Bisbort, 1996
info Hippies From A to Z: Their Sex, Drugs, Music and Impact From the Sixties to ...., Skip Stone, 1999
info The 60's Communes: Hippies and Beyond, Timothy Miller, 2000
info Scrapbook of a Taos Hippie: Tribal Tales from the Heart of a Cultural Revolution, Iris Keltz, 2000
info The Hippie Dictionary, John Bassett McCleary, 2002
info Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie: Seven Years in the Counterculture, Robert A. Roskind, 2002
info New Buffalo: Journals from a Taos Commune, Arthur Kopecky, 2004
info Huerfano: A Memoir Of Life In The Counterculture, Roberta Price, 2004
info Hippie, Barry Miles, 2004
info Leaving New Buffalo Commune, Arthur Kopecky, 2006
info Where Have All the Hippies Gone?, Sam Yulish, 2007
info Hippies: A Guide to an American Subculture, Micah L. Issitt, 2009
info West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California, Iain Boal, Janferie Stone, Michael Watts and Cal Winslow (Eds), 2012

Festivals

info Altamont: Death of Innocence in the Woodstock Nation, Jonathan Eisen (Ed), 1970
info Festival! the Book of American Music Celebrations, Jerry Hopkins, 1970
info Woodstock 69: Summer Pop Festivals (A Photo Review), Joseph J Sia, 1970
info The Sixties : The Decade Remembered Now, by the People Who Lived It Then, 1977
info Woodstock Festival Remembered, Jean Young, Michael Lang, 1979
info Aquarius Rising,: The Rock Festival Years, Robert Santelli, 1980
info Woodstock Magic, Fran Lantz, Eileen Goudge, 1986
info Woodstock: The Summer of Our Lives, J Curry, 1989
info Barefoot in Babylon: The Creation of the Woodstock Music Festival, 1969, Bob Spitz, 1989
info Woodstock: The Oral History, Joel Makower, 1989
info Young Men With Unlimited Capital, Joel Rosenman, John Roberts, Robert Pilpel, 1989
info Monterey Pop, Joel Selvin, 1992
info Woodstock 1969, The First Festival, Elliott Landy, 1994
info Woodstock Vision: The Spirit of a Generation, Elliot Landy, 1994
info Knock On Woodstock, Elliot Tiber, 1994
info Remembering Woodstock: 30 Years Later, Elliott Landy, 1999
info Woodstock: An Inside Look at the Movie That Shook Up the World..., Dale Bell, 1999
info Back To The Garden, David Sorrentino, 2000
info It Happened In Monterey, Elaine Mayes, 2002
info Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock, Richie Unterberger, 2003
info 30 Years of Peace & Music & Other Things, Artie Kornfeld, 2004
info Remembering Woodstock, Andy Bennett (ed), 2004
info Woodstock: An Encyclopedia of the Music and Art Fair, James E. Perone, 2005
info Performance and Popular Music: History, Place and Time, Ian Inglis (ed), 2006
info Taking Woodstock, Elliot Tiber with Tom Monte, 2007
info Woodstock Documented: The Recordings That Captured And Preserved The 1969 Woodstock Festival, Scott Parker, 2010
info A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival, Harvey Kubernik and Kenneth Kubernik, 2011

Posters / Art / 'Rock Art'

info Psychedelic Art, Robert E. L. Masters, Jean Houston, 1968
info Eureka: The Great Poster Trip, Cummings G. Walker, 1969
info Electric Posters: San Francisco Rock Concert Memorabilia 1966-1968, 1974
info San Francisco Rock Poster Art, 1976
info Get On Down A Decade of Rock And Roll Posters, Mick Farren, 1977
info Mouse & Kelley, Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley, 1979
info Rick Griffin. Gordon McClelland, 1980
info Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980: An Illustrated History, Thomas Albright, 1985
info The Art of Rock : Posters from Presley to Punk, 1987
info Psychedelia: The Classic Poster Book, John Platt et al, 1990
info Freehand : The Art of Stanley Mouse, 1993
info The White Rabbit and Other Delights: East Totem West : A Hippie Company, 1967-1969, Alan Bisbort, 1996
info High Art : A History of the Psychedelic Poster, 1999
info The Art of the Fillmore : The Poster Series 1966-1971, 1999?
no info Collector's Guide to Psychedelic Rock Concert Posters, Postcards, .... 1965-1973, Eric King, 19??
info Rolling Stone : The Complete Covers, Holly George-Warren, Shawn Dahl (Editors), 2000
info Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits, Fred Woodward, Holly George-Warren (Editors), 2000
info High Societies : Psychedelic Rock Posters from Haight-Ashbury, 2001
info Off the Wall: Psychedelic Rock Posters from San Francisco, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Amelie Gastaut, 2005
info Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, Editor: Christoph Grunenberg, 2005
info Sex, Rock & Optical Illusions, Victor Moscoso, 2006
info Summer of Love: Psychedelic Art, Social Crisis and Counterculture in the 1960s, Eds: C. Grunenberg, J. Harris, 2006
info Heart & Torch: Rick Griffin's Transcendence, Laguna Art Museum, 2007

Photographs

info The Hippies, Jan Meadoff, Michael Rosenberg, 1967
info A Generation of Love, Clayton Barbeau (Ed), 1969
info The Photography of Rock, Abby Hirsch, 1972
info Aquarian Odyssey: A Photographic Trip Into The Sixties, Don Snyder, 1979
info Life: The '60s, Doris C. O'Neil, 1989
info Baron Wolman's Classic Rock Gallery Favorites, Vol. 1, Baron Wolman, 1991
info Classic Rock & Other Rollers, Baron Wolman, 1992
info Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait Of An Era, Linda McCartney's, 1992
info Photopass : The Rock & Roll Photography of Randy Bachman, Randy Bachman, Joel Selvin, 1994
info Woodstock 1969, The First Festival, Elliott Landy, 1994
info Rolling Stone Images of Rock & Roll, 1995
info Live at the Fillmore East : A Photographic Memoir, 1997
info Flashing on the Sixties : Photographs, 1997
info Not Fade Away: The Rock & Roll Photography of Jim Marshall, 1997
info Concert Photography: How to Shoot and Sell Music-Business Photographs, Jon Sievert, 1998
info San Francisco: A Photographic Celebration, 1998
info The Sixties, Richard Avedon, Doon Arbus, 1999
info Woodstock Dream, Elliott Landy, 2000
info San Francisco in the Sixties, George Perry, 2001
info The Book of Rock, Philip Dodd, 2001
info I and Eye: Pictures of My Generation, Peter Simon, 2001
info It Happened In Monterey, Elaine Mayes, 2002
info American Music, Annie Leibovitz, 2003
info Anarchy, Protest & Rebellion: And the Counterculture that Changed America, Fred W. McDarrah, 2003
info Magic of the Sixties, Gene Anthony, 2004
info Proof, Jim Marshall, 2004
info The Sixties: Photographs by Robert Altman, Robert Altman and Ben Fong-Torres, 2007
info San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, Katherine Powell Cohen, 2008

Fiction

info Tiger In Haight-Ashbury, Kenneth R. Brown, 1967
info Flower Power, Ernest Tidyman, 1968
info Be Not Content: A Subterranean Journal, William J. Craddock, 1970
info Divine Right's Trip: A Folk-tale, Gurney Norman, 197?
info Summer Of Love, Lisa Mason, 1994
info The Other Side Of Haight, James Fadiman, 2000
info Back To The Garden, David Sorrentino, 2000
info Messenger from the Summer of Love, David Rey Echt, 2001
info The Psychedelic Symphony: An Historical Novel 1968, James Marinovich, 2002
info Dancing Within The Song, Shawn M. Davis, 2004
info Crossroads: 1969, John W. Cassell, 2004
info Odyssey: 1970, John W. Cassell, 2005

Poetry

info Ancient Acid Flashes Back: Poems, Adrian C. Louis, 2000

Pranksters / Ken Kesey / Neal Cassady

info One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey, 1962
info Sometimes A Great Notion, Ken Kesey, 1963
info The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe, 1968
info Divine Right's Trip: A Folk-tale, Gurney Norman, 197?
info The First Third & Other Writings, Neal Cassady, 1971
info The Last Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog, Ken Kesey, Paul Krassner (Eds), 1971
info Kesey's Garage Sale, Ken Kesey, 1973
info Spit in the Ocean #1: Old In The Streets, Ed. Ken Kesey, 1974
info The Hog Farm And Friends, Hugh Romney / Wavy Gravy, 1974
info Ken Kesey, Bruce Carnes, 1974
info Spit in the Ocean #2: Getting There From Here, Ed. "my", 1976
info Heart Beat, Carolyn Cassady, 1976
info Spit in the Ocean #3: Communication with Higher Intelligence, Ed. Timothy Leary, 1977
info Spit in the Ocean #4: Straight from the Gut, Ed. Lee Marrs, 1977
info Primo Plant, Mountain Girl, 1977
info Spit in the Ocean #5: The Pyramid Issue, Ed. Richard and Elaine Loren, 1979
info Spit in the Ocean #6: The Cassady Issue, Ed. Ken Babbs, 1980
info Ken Kesey, Barry Leeds, 1981
info The Art of Grit: Ken Kesey's Fiction, M. Gilbert Porter, 1982
info Ken Kesey, Stephen L. Tanner, 1983
info Best of The Realist: The Sixties Most Outrageously Irreverent Magazine, 1985
info Demon Box, Ken Kesey, 1986
info Aquarius Revisited: Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture, Whitmer / Van Wyngarden1987
info On the Bus: Complete Guide to the Legendary Trip of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters..., 1990
info The Further Inquiry, Ken Kesey, 1990
info Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear, Ken Kesey, Barry Moser, 1990
info The Sea Lion: A Story of the Sea Cliff People, Ken Kesey, Neil Waldman, 1991
info Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg, Carolyn Cassady, 1991?
info Sailor Song, Ken Kesey, 1992
info Last Round Up, Ken Kesey & Ken Babbs, 1992
info Something Good For A Change: Random Notes on Peace Thru Living, Wavy Gravy, 1992
info Grace Beats Karma: Letters from Prison 1958-60, Neal Cassady, 1993
info The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey, Douglas Brinkley, 1993
info The Answer Is Always Yes, Paul Foster, 1995
info My Vita, If You Will: The Uncollected Ed McClanahan, Ed McClanahan, 1998
info Paul Krassner's Psychedelic Trips for the Mind, Paul Krassner, 2001
info Kesey's Jail Journal, Ken Kesey, 2003
info Spit in the Ocean #7: All About Kesey, Ed McClanahan (Editor), 2003
info The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour, Bill Morgan, 2003
info Six Kesey Sketches, Ken Babbs, 2003
info Holy Goof: A Biography of Neal Cassady, William Plummer, 2004
info Neal Cassady: Collected Letters, 1944-1967, Ed. Dave Moore, 2004
info Neal Cassady: The Fast Life of a Beat Hero, David Sandison, Graham Vickers, 2006
info The Hippie Narrative: A Literary Perspective on the Counterculture, Scott MacFarlane, 2007
info Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents, Mikal Gilmore, 2009

Richard Brautigan

The Richard Brautigan bibliography is now on a separate Richard Brautigan page

San Francisco Mime Troupe

info Guerrilla Theater Essays 1: A Publication Of The San Francisco Mime Troupe, 1970
no info The San Francisco Mime Troupe As Radical Theater, Mary Elizabeth Booth Edelson, 1975 (Unpubl)
info The San Francisco Mime Troupe: The First Ten Years, R. G. Davis, 1975
info Agitation und Argumentation im politischen Theater, Gerd Burger, 1993
no info Ein Vierteljahrhundert, San Francisco Mime Troupe, 1959- 1984, Gerd Burger, 198?
info Festive Revolutions: The Politics of Popular Theater and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Claudia Orenstein, 1999
info The San Francisco Mime Troupe Reader, Susan Vaneta Mason, due 2005
info Restaging the Sixties: Radical Theaters and Their Legacies, James M. Harding, Cindy Rosenthal (Eds), 2006

Bill Graham

no info Bill Graham, 1931-1991, Bam No. 371, Special issue of Bay Area music magazine, 1991
info Bill Graham Presents, Bill Graham, Robert Greenfield, 1992
info Rage & Roll : Bill Graham and the Selling of Rock, John Glatt, 1993

The Diggers

info Ringolevio, Emmett Grogan, 1990
info Sleeping Where I Fall: A Chronicle, Peter Coyote, 1999
info Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid Conversations with Those who Shaped the Era, Ron Chepesiuk, 2007
info Generation on Fire: Voices of Protest from the 1960s : An Oral History, Jeff Kisseloff, 2007


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