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President Nixon was elected in 1968 and had criticized the draft in his campaign. The first draft lottery drawing since World War II was held 1 December 1969; it determined the order for conscription into the Army for men born between January 1, 1944 and December 31, 1950. Reinstating the lottery changed the existing procedure of "draft the oldest man first."
The draft ended on July 1, 1973.
The lottery drawing held February 2, 1972, determined the order in which men born in 1953 were called to report for induction into the military.
This lottery was conducted for men who would have been called in 1973; however, no new draft orders were issued after 1972.
Susan Butcher wrote:I don't think of lightshows as "theatrical' because in the good old days the projectors used to be played like instruments, with the oil and dye being pushed around in sync with the dancers.
Susan Butcher wrote:As an example of how not to photograph Jefferson Airplane, has anyone seen that cover of Life where they're stuck in perspex cubes?
redrabid wrote:Whether the boys in the band are pretty is a bit like girl's talk, isn't it?
As a painter I am more interested in beauty carried by personality. And personalities, well, the Airplane had lots of them. Marty Balin chose his bandmembers not only for their capabilities but also for their personality and looks (see early interviews with Marty). For me, Spencer Dryden had a frail, gaunt beauty and I always thought that he looked very cool wearing that cowboy hat.
EmbryonicRabbit68 wrote:Weirdness is greatness!And frankly, I stopped cutting any of my hair years ago.Im a pair of bell-bottoms away from living in 1972.
plasticfantastic wrote:EmbryonicRabbit68 wrote:Weirdness is greatness!And frankly, I stopped cutting any of my hair years ago.Im a pair of bell-bottoms away from living in 1972.
Hmmm... me too. I even have a fringed leather jacket and red Lennon sunglasses. That's really more late 60s than 1972, isn't it? Babson will surely have to help me with this one...
Susan Butcher wrote:PF, when you say the "German technique", do you mean the one where you push a clock glass around on an overhead projector? That's the one I meant.
Susan Butcher wrote:"The hippie thing" didn't start in a big way in Australia until 1973! That's when Nimbin got colonised, our Haight-Ashbury moment if you like. There's still an active psychedelic scene on the North Coast, where DMT is very popular.
Sure PF, I'm happy to help and still waiting for your Joplin youtube posts.
I think they still wear those Lennon? glasses today. Didn't know they were Lennon specific. But you have good insight, as they did seem to be more popular in the early hippie days. Later the larger aviator sunglasses became the prized possession.
I had a fringed leather coat, which were more late sixties, early 70s. I had dressed up my button fly bell-bottoms with headbands sewed in around the cuffs, and american flag pockets sewn on from an American flag. For the final touch, drop a tab and get out the bleach. Didn't go the hat route, but an ocassional headband.
babson wrote:]Psychedelic rock may have been over in 73, but we still listened to it where I was. I also remember Humble Pie, the grateful dead, steve miller band, mothers of invention, Savoy Brown and their Hellbound Train and some more from the '73 and on period, so I don't think it was completely over, but on it's way out.
I don't think anyone ever stopped listening to the Doors and Janis Joplin, or the Rolling Stones, or Dylan.
Well, they aren't called Lennon glasses, per se, but I think he was the first one to popularize them, just because they were his actual reading glasses. I mean, I wasn't there, but that's what I've always heard. At the very least, I grew up calling them Lennon glasses. What did you guys call them?
plasticfantastic wrote:WOW! Cool... I have a courderoy jacket wth an American flag/Peace sign patch sewn in it. And an army surplus jacket, which I have completely covered with patches and pins. Whenever I wear it, some random person in the street tells me that I look like someone they went to high school with. It neeeever fails... Of course, I'm always flattered.
plasticfantastic wrote:So true. The music from the 60s has surpassed the generational gap, and stayed surprisingly prevalent in this dark, dark age of Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus-es.
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