July 1967, California, Los Angeles, Love, L-R: Michael Stuart, Ken Forssi, Arthur Lee, Bryan MacLean, Johnny Echoles
The Culture Corner: Love’s ‘Forever Changes’ counterbalanced 1967’s ‘Summer of Love’
The Los Angeles-based band reacted a little differently to the “Summer of Love” with their 1967 album, Forever Changes.
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When you think of the “Summer of Love,” you probably imagine hippies and flower children hanging out in San Francisco.
But the Los Angeles-based band Love reacted a little differently to the “Summer of Love” with their album Forever Changes. In this edition of The Culture Corner, World Cafe correspondent John Morrison talks about how Love’s 1967 album was, in many ways, the thematic opposite to much of the music that came out of the “Summer of Love.”
Morrison explains why Love’s band name may have been a little tongue-in-cheek and what set them apart from other bands.