CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Ten: Sex, Drugs And Rock And Roll


I may have experienced my teen years during The Sixties but this particular “free to be” revolution didn’t even come close to being on my radar.

However, many young people embraced this hippie, “why not” revolution in am effort to “find themselves” and/or express themselves without barriers.

Good times! Really good times! Really, really, really good times!

Coffee houses and folk singers were ubiquitous. Like Starbucks, they were on every corner.

And, hippies emerged – young people, who wanted to live their lives free from responsibility or constrictions. “Going against the grain” garnered new meaning with the emergence of the hippie culture.

Add drugs and rock n’ roll in to the mix and you have a pretty chaotic lifestyle.

However, I don’t want to spoil it for you – CNN has built their final episode in this wonderful documentary around this culture and will tell it better than I ever will.

The Emmy-nominated series, The Sixties, airs on Thursday, August 14th at 9:00 PM on CNN.

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2 Responses to “CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Ten: Sex, Drugs And Rock And Roll”

  1. My teen years also occurred during the 1960s, but I also was far removed from the “free to be” revolution. I think this is because I knew that I had to work if I wasn’t in school and, therefore, it never occurred to me to “drop out”!!!


  2. Louise. – me too!! I never could wrap my head around this revolution. It screamed irresponsibility and laziness and lack of moral conscience.


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