The 1970s were a glorious time when hippies roamed the Earth, streaking was encouraged, and you could literally throw empty beer cans out the window while driving. But there are many questions about this era that have long baffled sociologists. Many have searched for clues, for example, as to why the people from this era, known as hippies, dressed in gaudy, often flammable, garments. Others have wondered why the music of the era featured story songs about cats.
Answers to these questions have been hard to come by as the hippies are now mostly extinct, or running hedge funds. However, noted anthropologist Mark Morpheus, who has been tracking hippies for over two decades in their natural habitat, has published a new book that may shed some light on this fascinating species.
Morpheus was kind enough to share excerpts from his new book, “Evolution of Pre-Live Aid Man: The Gordon Lightfoot Period,” documenting his first encounter with them. Read more New Documentary Explores When Hippies Roamed the Earth