Friday, February 29, 2008

The Byrds Singing "Turn, Turn, Turn"...and Scott McKenzie Singing "San Francisco" ..My Flashback To Forty-three Years Ago in S.F. in 1965

The Words of Wisdom on my old bookmarker above are from the Bible, Ecclesiastes 3.1, and I got it from the famous landmark City Lights Bookstore during the summer of 1965which I spent in San Francisco. I had many new and life-changing experiences mingling with the "Beat Generation" and young hippies with flowers in their hair, who were just beginning to migrate to S.F....truly a summer I will never forget. Scott McKenzie singing "If You're Going To San Francisco" video

7 comments:

Barbara said...

This songs reminds me of my "sweet" sixteen!!! A wonderful time with a lovely song....

No Rain said...

I was in my early twenties in the 60s when this song was popular, and although I loved the song, as well as Ecclesiastes 3:1--the source Bible verse, it really had no deep meaning then. Now, I realize just how true and profound these words are.
Aiyana

Jon said...

Aiyana, we are of the same age. This passage from the Bible is one of my very favorites. Looking back to 1965 when the Byrds and this song were so popular and how young and foolish I looked and acted back then, makes me shake my head and arch my eyebrows! Thanks for visiting and your comment. Jon on 2-29-08

Anonymous said...

Cool and groovy post and videos, man. You've been around.

kate said...

You should write more about this time. It was exciting - the music was incredible ... please think about posting some of your memories.

No Rain said...

Hi Jon,
You certainly can link my blog to yours. I appreciate the compliment!

BTW, your profile cartoon is one of my favorites of all time. It is so true, and I've used that line 100 times--mostly as admonishment when friends want to get involved in on-line dating and seem to believe everything they are told. A good friend's sister got taken for $17K because of trusting some guy who fed her a line and she sent him money!

Anonymous said...

I gotta agree with you about fun times there are never forgotten....I left my heart in San Francisco too...that city is extra special.