Category Archives: 60s

IRISH TWINS by Peter Nolan Smith

REVOLUTION versus CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES

REVOLUTION by the Beatles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrkwgTBrW78 versus CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES by the dead kennedys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quLqEu4mUOU No contest.

THE EYE OF THE STORM by Peter Nolan Smith

In early September of 1960 Hurricane Donna struck New England as a category 2/3 storm. The radio station WBZ announced numerous school closing. My primary school on the South Shore, Our Lady of the Foothills, was one of the first on the list following Beaver Country Day School in Newton. My older brother and I […]

Rex Trailer’s Boomtown

Since the beginning of time humanity has risen from thousands to billions of people scattered across the globe. My memory of names and faces runs back into the 1950s. I never knew most of them, but as a youngest in Boston my Saturday mornings were enlivened by Bugs Bunny, the Young Rascals, the Bowery Boys […]

YOU BET I COULD Uschi Obermaier

The other day Duncan Hannah posted this black and white photo of Uschi Obermaier. I was struck by her free beauty and the fact that I had never heard of the 1960s icon. In an article from the Independent Uschi railed against working-class Munich and said, “I used to wish for a plane crash, just […]