Woodstock - still can't believe my parents wouldn't let me go! OK - I was a 9th grader but very mature!!! Well, they did send me to see The Rolling Stones with Stevie Wonder as the back-up band for my high school graduation!!! Great parents!
On January 14, 1967 the Human Be-In event was held in Golden State Park in San Francisco. This event, which received extensive media coverage from the major networks, popularized the hippie culture throughout the United States and led to the legendary Summer of Love on the West Coast. 3,000 hippies were expected but 30,000 hippies showed up and gathered in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to celebrate the hippie culture.
The Goose Lake Music Festival rivaled Woodstock in both star power and insanity. My brother has written a novel and produced a documentary film on the event held near my home town in Jackson, MI. Check out the documentary on doorwayfiction.com. You can also purchase his book on the festival at this site.
Blenheim Palace - great post filled with interesting facts and the history behind it, as well as breathtaking pictures of the beautifully kept Palace and gardens. Public and private events, such as weddings, are held at the Palace, which help to defray the maintenance costs - BlenheimPalace.com