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Willin'
03-17-2016, 07:54 PM
Let's see it! Even if you're a conservative now, let's have a hair/ photo documentary of your life in as many smiling phases as you care to post. Because it's all about the hair and the era, not the politics.

No embarrassment allowed. No harassment tolerated. Comment as you wish.

Two weeks before reporting for Navy boot camp to avoid the draft, Beach Haven, NJ, May, 1971. More to follow.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l100/Hotrudderedbum/GreenGables.jpg

Jimmy W
03-17-2016, 10:51 PM
Me on the right side with the green shirt, 1976.

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd41/jimmywga/carl%20mike%20and%20i_zpspy15db2d.jpg

bobbys
03-17-2016, 11:21 PM
Let's see it! Even if you're a conservative now, let's have a hair/ photo documentary of your life in as many smiling phases as you care to post. Because it's all about the hair and the era, not the politics.

No embarrassment allowed. No harassment tolerated. Comment as you wish.

Two weeks before reporting for Navy boot camp to avoid the draft, Beach Haven, NJ, May, 1971. More to follow.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l100/Hotrudderedbum/GreenGables.jpg
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Beach Haven was where we went.
Prolly there in 71.

I cannot do pictures but the style was Beatle ..

I keep it shorter now.

Last year a guy wanted to buy pot from me so I keep it shorter.

Todd Bradshaw
03-17-2016, 11:51 PM
I started out as a clean-cut, all-American boy - doing wholesome activities like fishing ..... until I was lured in and forever perverted by the evils of rock and roll.
(a lot of it was kind of fun though, and some parts occasionally paid pretty well)

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag153/ToddBradshaw/assorted/TB_zpsfdk4ieuo.jpg

Willin'
03-18-2016, 07:12 AM
Me on the right side with the green shirt, 1976.

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd41/jimmywga/carl%20mike%20and%20i_zpspy15db2d.jpg

Dang, Jimmy, you look like one of the guys I ran with. This is about 4 months after getting out of the Navy. I'd vowed to not get a haircut nor shave for at least a year. It wasn't a pretty sight. October 1975
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l100/Hotrudderedbum/27510023_zpsgqm0jl5y.jpg
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/419730_3178793679463_1523402090_n.jpg?oh=72c70a6f9 4ac98e86478d99d3216cedb&oe=579694BF
You can take a hippy out of the blue jeans but... June 1979
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/v/t1.0-9/10386362_10205938229685566_5592635496597784163_n.j pg?oh=efd9e5cf43535791e7d3e9d7d228a8a0&oe=5754E7A9

Norman Bernstein
03-18-2016, 07:23 AM
Well, not quite 'Hippie', but getting close: I'm second from the right. My band beat 59 others in a massive 'Battle of the Bands' in 1968, and we won a very nice Ampeg PA system. Go ahead, laugh at the Nehru shirts... they were trendy, in 1968.

Sad to say, the organ player (extreme left) died about 10 years ago, and the rhythm guitar player/singer (just left of our female singer) passed away in November; he was the only one of us to make music his career.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/166449_10150163913133712_3615905_n.jpg?oh=1a195b48 31fd0f679c806f8ddfffde74&oe=574B96A0

mizzenman
03-18-2016, 07:41 AM
where these dresses and hairstyles considered provocative back then? I didn't live at that time so I wouldn't know.

Would'nt be very surprised to see a guy dressed like that at my ofice.

Jim Mahan
03-18-2016, 07:44 AM
I was around then, and grew up in Marin County, north of San Francisco, so you'd think I'd have been a hippy, but I wasn't. I don't have any pics of me from that era, but I remember driving into the city in my mom's station wagon one day, and rolled window up on my long hair. After basic in '72, when my hair started to grow back, and it got long enough on top to do something with, I naturally parted it where it had been when it was long, just off center down the middle. Some old lifer growled something at me once and then called me a damn hippy, but that was the only time. Also, I remember the day before we got out of basic was a Saturday, and we were officially done with everything but the signing out business, and the TI said we could go into the personal storage room where we had stored all the stuff we had worn and brought with us, our civies. So we all got our crap together and everyone put on their faded, flared jeans. As soon as I was dressed, I reflexively put my hands up to the sides of my head, thumbs along my temples, to sweep the long hair back—muscle memory—and there was nothing there. Doh!

Peerie Maa
03-18-2016, 07:46 AM
where these dresses and hairstyles considered provocative back then? I didn't live at that time so I wouldn't know.

Would'nt be very surprised to see a guy dressed like that at my ofice.

Back in the '60's my father lodged with an old couple. The old gent commented about long hair and hippy clothes thus: "When I was young, yellow socks were our protest against the establishment".

Willin'
03-18-2016, 08:48 AM
I started out as a clean-cut, all-American boy - doing wholesome activities like fishing ..... until I was lured in and forever perverted by the evils of rock and roll.
(a lot of it was kind of fun though, and some parts occasionally paid pretty well)

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag153/ToddBradshaw/assorted/TB_zpsfdk4ieuo.jpg

Loved your work in The Big Lebowski, Todd!:ycool: I suppose you get that all the time.

Willin'
03-18-2016, 08:55 AM
Well, not quite 'Hippie', but getting close: I'm second from the right. My band beat 59 others in a massive 'Battle of the Bands' in 1968, and we won a very nice Ampeg PA system. Go ahead, laugh at the Nehru shirts... they were trendy, in 1968.

Sad to say, the organ player (extreme left) died about 10 years ago, and the rhythm guitar player/singer (just left of our female singer) passed away in November; he was the only one of us to make music his career.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/166449_10150163913133712_3615905_n.jpg?oh=1a195b48 31fd0f679c806f8ddfffde74&oe=574B96A0

I remember nehrus. They came just after bleeding Madras plaids and just before Edwardian double breasted and really big wing collars where I lived in NJ, not that I was cool enough to wear any of that stuff.

Norman Bernstein
03-18-2016, 10:03 AM
I remember nehrus. They came just after bleeding Madras plaids and just before Edwardian double breasted and really big wing collars where I lived in NJ, not that I was cool enough to wear any of that stuff.

As I recall, bleeding madras was an early 60's thing... along with penny loafers that had actual pennies in them. Before that, it was sharkskin suits, really shiny, with weird reflected colors.

Shortly before the Nehru shirts and jackets, it was knitted ties, squared off at the bottom... I think that was a Beatles influence.

wizbang 13
03-18-2016, 10:04 AM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12803230_1254338857914194_3029677285898597618_n.jp g?oh=fbd9dab89539b488b3281f3d65f9904e&oe=578A2158myself on the bottom in the Caribbean in 75

yellow shirt,Bequia,77
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https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/407929_10152380534740494_1634363548_n.jpg?oh=a1277 1b0c2023d904507ba0b8c5efc87&oe=57952844

Gerarddm
03-18-2016, 10:07 AM
I liked those knitted ties... Very hipster Italian. LOL.

Breakaway
03-18-2016, 10:08 AM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/166449_10150163913133712_3615905_n.jpg?oh=1a195b48 31fd0f679c806f8ddfffde74&oe=574B96A0

Cool! So, Norm....what song did you guys win with?

Kevin

Norman Bernstein
03-18-2016, 10:28 AM
Cool! So, Norm....what song did you guys win with?


I remember distinctly! :)

It was a three song set.... the opener was a soul music standard, 'Show Me' (we played a LOT of gigs in the black areas of Elizabeth NJ, and soul music was an absolute necessity), which included a little choreography by our organ player, rhythm guitarist, and female vocalist. The song was done as a back-and -forth duo, between the rythym guitarist and the female vocalist... female singers, at the time, were rare, in high school bands.

The second song was a slow number... "One for One", which was the flip side of Linda Ronstadt's hit single 'Different Drum'. We included it for two reasons: one, the judges were 'old guys', and we needed one slow number... and secondly, because it was written by our drummer's older brother, for the Stone Ponies.

The third and final was the killer: "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know', from Blood Sweat and Tears first (and only good) album. It was a very dramatic song, with lots of dynamics, the guitar licks done with a very mellow fuzz sound by me (courtesy of an original Vox Fuzzbuster), and an electric violin solo by our female vocalist. It positively brought the house down.

bobbys
03-18-2016, 11:17 AM
I remember distinctly! :)

It was a three song set.... the opener was a soul music standard, 'Show Me' (we played a LOT of gigs in the black areas of Elizabeth NJ, and soul music was an absolute necessity), which included a little choreography by our organ player, rhythm guitarist, and female vocalist. The song was done as a back-and -forth duo, between the rythym guitarist and the female vocalist... female singers, at the time, were rare, in high school bands.

The second song was a slow number... "One for One", which was the flip side of Linda Ronstadt's hit single 'Different Drum'. We included it for two reasons: one, the judges were 'old guys', and we needed one slow number... and secondly, because it was written by our drummer's older brother, for the Stone Ponies.

The third and final was the killer: "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know', from Blood Sweat and Tears first (and only good) album. It was a very dramatic song, with lots of dynamics, the guitar licks done with a very mellow fuzz sound by me (courtesy of an original Vox Fuzzbuster), and an electric violin solo by our female vocalist. It positively brought the house down.
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our friends lived in Elizabeth.

Had bars on all the windows.

That was a rough place.

Norman Bernstein
03-18-2016, 11:19 AM
.

our friends lived in Elizabeth.

Had bars on all the windows.

That was a rough place.

No kiddin. We got a four gig contract in a downtown teen night club that catered almost exclusively to the black population... and we were all white.

It's one of the reasons we played a lot of soul music.... even though our own inclination was more into psychedelic music. Ya gotta give what the audience wants.

Vince Brennan
03-18-2016, 11:36 AM
Nehru jackets, cuban heels, damn... youse guys was the Naaz!

I can't find a single picture of my "hippie" look, which went rapidly from this (in Nov 1971), my ID pic on my "early-out". (Beard and excess hair courtesy of Zumwalt!)

164# with a 30" waist.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa295/frayedknots/20160318_112023-trimmed_zpsoamuddmz.jpg


to a reasonable imitation of one of the Allman brothers within a year, so much so that getting a job was damn near impossible, 'cos I looked so "hippie". I did look a bit rasty; indeed, with some homespun and a bit of armour and a sword, you'd never think me out of place in "Game Of Thrones".

But all good (?) things come to an end and I eventually allmost cleaned up my act: This one is from 1985 or '86, not sure, but at a family gathering of some sort:

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa295/frayedknots/Vince-1985_zpsqehnf8uq.jpg

What does NOT show is the rattail that began as a "coleta de torero" and, by the time of this foto, was comfortably reaching nearly to my belt, but inside the jacket for formal occasions. It was quite thin and a favourite with the ladies who loved to braid it, then un-braid it, and then...

Those WERE some good days, as you can tell by the expression on my face.

Later I got into an Irish band and became the "Hairy Old Goat" and comic relief. Those days I most resembled Jamie's avatar picture. Different ladies, but just as much fun.


I'd show you a current picture but the monitor might blow out.

John of Phoenix
03-18-2016, 12:10 PM
This would be summer of '65, still in high school. I never went so far as to be a hippie but did get a little shaggy.

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mmd
03-18-2016, 01:00 PM
1978 - By this date I had cut off 18" of hair, came into a nice leather riding jacket, and finished building my custom bike. A post-hippie nascent outlaw biker?

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d19/mmd_ns/Misc%20pics/chopper.jpg

Norman Bernstein
03-18-2016, 01:04 PM
Honda 750 motor?

mmd
03-18-2016, 01:14 PM
It used to be. Pretty much the only thing left stock is the block. RC Engineering 836cc kit, 11.5:1 forged pistons, billet rods, welded crank, Andrews cam, Manley valves & springs, 3P head (ported, planed, & polished), copper head gasket, re-jetted carbs, ARD magneto, Barnett clutch, new 1st, 2nd, and 5th gears, dual-row output sprocket, etc. It was never dyno-ed, but my mechanic & I figured it is capable of putting out over 100 hp, sitting in an all-up weight of 407 lbs (with full fuel). Accelerates like a rocket, turns like a freight train. <grin>

Rich Jones
03-18-2016, 01:18 PM
I was a wanne-be hippie. By the time I graduated high school (1971), the hippie era was about done and I was a bit too "square" anyway. Hair never got too long, but I did have a bushy beard by the time I graduated college. In 1971, during my freshman year at college, I did talk to the Navy recruiter prior to the draft lottery. My number was in the high 300's so no draft for me. None of my friends with low numbers had to go either. Sorry, no pictures. The few I have are buried in a box somewhere.

Hwyl
03-18-2016, 01:32 PM
yself on the bottom in the Caribbean in 75

yellow shirt,Bequia,77
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/181946_10150410495120494_3528452_n.jpg?oh=8b8a60bd 98ccd43ef3adf792b3d6798e&oe=574F5089
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/407929_10152380534740494_1634363548_n.jpg?oh=a1277 1b0c2023d904507ba0b8c5efc87&oe=57952844


That was quite a place. I was first there in 79.

mmd
03-18-2016, 01:36 PM
Agreed, Gareth. I lived on the next island (St. Vincent) in 05 - 07 and spent most weekends on Bequia, sailing off that very beach.

(Edited to get the dates right - mmd)

Willin'
03-18-2016, 06:28 PM
Love that Child Is Father to the Man record, Norman. I first heard it in about 1971 and then never again until I bought the cd about 5 years ago. Still in heavy rotation in the car. They should never have dumped Kooper.

wizbang 13
03-18-2016, 08:02 PM
St Maarten, 74, When I first got there, after a few months I got a whopper carbuncle on my right hip, (bandage), still have the scar.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/15318145962_b817417086_o_d.jpghey it came out up side down, wth!


I took my clothes off for about 5 years. Here on Spronk cat, going to St Barts.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3916/15315321161_9047fd04e3_o_d.jpg

Willin'
03-18-2016, 08:17 PM
St Maarten, 74, When I first got there, after a few months I got a whopper carbuncle on my right hip, (bandage), still have the scar.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/15318145962_b817417086_o_d.jpghey it came out up side down, wth!


I took my clothes off for about 5 years. Here on Spronk cat, going to St Barts.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3916/15315321161_9047fd04e3_o_d.jpg

Gravity inversion?

Willin'
03-18-2016, 08:18 PM
Taboose Pass, Eastern Sierras, about 1988

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j452/Hotrubum/08560020.jpg

David G
03-18-2016, 08:26 PM
I've posted this here before. It's one of the first Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festivals. I'm the guy in the middle: watch cap; buffalo plaid; brown shades.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8324/8114803033_013e94d5cc_b.jpg

Willin'
03-18-2016, 08:51 PM
I've posted this here before. It's one of the first Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festivals. I'm the guy in the middle: watch cap; buffalo plaid; brown shades.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8324/8114803033_013e94d5cc_b.jpg

What year was that, David? Love it! So evocative of a certain period I hold dear.

David G
03-18-2016, 09:17 PM
Frankly... I don't recall precisely which year 'twas. When was the first Fest? '78? '77? Right around there.

Breakaway
03-18-2016, 10:56 PM
This is more like an Alvin Lee Thread than a hippie timeline thread.

Kevin

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BrianW
03-18-2016, 11:42 PM
You guys were all pretty bad ass back then! Well, except for Davids brown sunglasses. :D

David G
03-18-2016, 11:45 PM
You guys were all pretty bad ass back then! Well, except for Davids brown sunglasses. :D

I call a Cheap Shot!! Where'd a nice boy like you learn such behavi.... oh... errrrr, um, nevermind.

L.W. Baxter
03-18-2016, 11:46 PM
My Dad had the same glasses, ca. 1980. Not hippies per se, but two months camping around Mexico in a VW Rabbit is not exactly square.

That's me in the mustard shirt.

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/182432_1571346932296_2853288_n.jpg?oh=3580d7ca40e1 513443ecb998932d6a05&oe=575499D6

bobbys
03-18-2016, 11:57 PM
1978 - By this date I had cut off 18" of hair, came into a nice leather riding jacket, and finished building my custom bike. A post-hippie nascent outlaw biker?

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d19/mmd_ns/Misc%20pics/chopper.jpg
.

That's pretty awesome

mmd
03-19-2016, 01:41 PM
Uhhh... thank yuh...

Building it was an experience; driving it in little podunk towns that had never seen such things in person was something entirely different. I can't tell you how many times I got stopped by cops who just wanted to look at it. One evening when I pulled into a '50's era motel in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley for the night, the guy on the desk - who owned the place - told me that it would be a shame to let it sit out overnight (not fear of thievery, but of dew...), so he gave me a piece of cardboard to put under the engine to catch drips (it didn't, and still doesn't, have any of those) and told me to take the room at the end of the building because the room was at parking-lot level and I could roll the bike into the room with me. Odd stuff like that happens all the time with this bike.

Chip-skiff
03-19-2016, 02:20 PM
Late 70s, with fiddlers Carolee and Pam, and my S. L. Mossman guitar, Wellsville, Utah.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--J46ghmeKZ0/Vu2kpSpr2eI/AAAAAAAAJ7o/3Nhqjq4vIEgdEG0Z7ViXT-W_JAz6f7RMwCCo/s724-Ic42/wellsville.jpg


About 1980, with a percussion rifle I built and used for hunting.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QWEd9JrBn3g/Vu2kgYKu6jI/AAAAAAAAJ70/CLD96iDhM6kpWt5mWrGeHp3yjhITQ1mmQCCo/s640-Ic42/mtnchip1.jpg


Early 80s, a Forest Service Range Rider in the Wind River Range, Wyoming.





https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DiTOd4Y3B4w/UViAbu5xK7I/AAAAAAAAD80/_Z1AkJ-_LeYbgbAZa8XHluibXu_BtbaIwCCo/s640-Ic42/camp.jpg


Late 80s, going in for a spring sampling trip measuring air pollution in the Wind Rivers.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7iKJ5JJrkHc/UW2CKJ-anxI/AAAAAAAAEAg/Chd_iXaYr7c6_bFAogn3peK61M0Hwhc6ACCo/s750-Ic42/witless.jpg


2002, paddling Okarito Lagoon, South Island NZ: still a bit shaggy.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-axO5tQVwpo0/UsHuNyesBUI/AAAAAAAAFEg/xJXuskaoYkcgkhS939Al3Dfr1lfy-l8mQCCo/s850-Ic42/nz8.jpg


Desolation Canyon, 2005. Pretty much how I look today, except the mane has gone silver.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kI6V0pGtwSY/USqE-Ko26JI/AAAAAAAADus/61sBz25PqocpH3FGWl_QEfrHbyNx35w2gCCo/s571-Ic42/deso3.jpg

John B
03-19-2016, 04:05 PM
Uhhh... thank yuh...

Building it was an experience; driving it in little podunk towns that had never seen such things in person was something entirely different. I can't tell you how many times I got stopped by cops who just wanted to look at it. One evening when I pulled into a '50's era motel in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley for the night, the guy on the desk - who owned the place - told me that it would be a shame to let it sit out overnight (not fear of thievery, but of dew...), so he gave me a piece of cardboard to put under the engine to catch drips (it didn't, and still doesn't, have any of those) and told me to take the room at the end of the building because the room was at parking-lot level and I could roll the bike into the room with me. Odd stuff like that happens all the time with this bike.
Wait... you still have it ,Michael?

mmd
03-19-2016, 04:28 PM
Yes, I do. My wife wouldn't let me keep any old girlfriends from my salad days, but she didn't object to old motorcycles from the era.

WX
03-21-2016, 04:34 AM
On the road 1977.
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd476/mtwarning/temp/1915452_186155532678_3349927_n_zpszmrlxxrk.jpg

The homestead phase 1979. That's my son on my lap.
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd476/mtwarning/temp/1929928_12427072678_307_n_zpsstnvqx1k.jpg