California Happening event at Rivian Theater celebrated the counterculture era with a photo retrospective

Music History Hall Foundation presented an evening at the Rivian South Coast Theater on Friday, May 3, celebrating the music, fashion and culture of California Music Festivals during the years 1968-1971. The event was attended by more than 250 guests. Through never- before-seen photographs, music, fashion and discussion, the story was told of the Southern California festival experience during the height of the counterculture movement.

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Photo by Pam Sullivan

California Music Festivals set to music in a slideshow film on the big screen with Music History Hall Foundation Executive Director Patti Compton and Laguna Beach local and historical photographer Jan Nichols on stage

Laguna Beach local Jan Nichols displayed and discussed his historic images from music festivals and happenings – including the music, fashion, politics and culture of the era. The photographs of the concertgoers revealed an intimate window into the turbulent times and showcased young people of the Vietnam War era gathering to listen to music and make an impact on the situation overseas.

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Photo by Jude Fitzgerald

Jan Nichols, who penned the book “Love, Peace and Happiness,” capturing the music scene from 1968-1971

“We had a great time. The crowd arrived ready to have a good time and the evening was a huge success,” said Patti Compton, Music History Hall Foundation executive director.

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Photo by Kerry Trevino

Patti Compton amid the crowd at the Rivian South Coast Theater

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Photo by Kerry Trevino

More than 250 guests at the Rivian celebrated the music, fashion and culture during the height of the counterculture movement

Music History Hall Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of American music. Their programs explore cultural history through music, expanding cultural knowledge and music appreciation. For more information, visit www.musichistoryhall.org.


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