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Despite the Heat It’ll Be All Right

Dig this LIFE gallery of the summer in New York back in 1969.


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Tags:  1969  life  NYC  summer

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1 MSM35   ~  Jul 12, 2013 10:48 am

Spent the summer of '69 in basic training. Nice to know that someone was having fun.

2 novayankeefan   ~  Jul 12, 2013 10:56 am

Love those fashions in 1969!

3 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 12, 2013 11:31 am

reading a great book on this era of NYC history right now for anyone interested, highly recommended


4 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 12, 2013 12:18 pm

3) Thanks for the suggestion, man!

5 garydsimms   ~  Jul 12, 2013 12:20 pm

Hot time, summer in the city; saw them at a Junior HS Prom in '67.... John Sebastion used a little plastic toy that kids used to strap on to their bikes to make 'em sound like motorcycles when the time came for the sound of the jackhammer.

6 BronxToCT   ~  Jul 12, 2013 1:09 pm

3) I'm midway through the book right now and would agree with that assessment. Despite the peance and love movement, it was a grim time in many ways for the City, although I was hardly congnizant of it in 1969 as a teen growing up in a sheltered Italian neighborhood in the Bronx. Wasn't until two summers later when I started taking the El into the City regularly (Schafer concerts in Central Park; just $2 to see The Band!) and saw the devastation of the South Bronx (which building was burning today?), that I started to realize what was going on.

7 thelarmis   ~  Jul 12, 2013 1:41 pm

[5] Joe Jackson did a cool live cover version of that tune with his trio in NYC in 2000.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 12, 2013 2:58 pm

7) My favorite cover comes from Quincy.

9 Matt Blankman   ~  Jul 12, 2013 5:20 pm

[5] Yeah, the Lovin' Spoonful were a NYC band. They used to rehearse in the Hotel Albert on University & 10th and gigged at the Night Owl.

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