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BULL’S EYE: Fond memories of 1979’s Winter of Hate


BULL’S EYE: Fond memories of 1979’s Winter of Hate

Forget the Summer of Love, apolitical kids in their 20s have a lot to learn from the firebrands of 40 years ago

Jeremy Thomas

Never mind celebrating the Summer of Love; how about we wallow in a Winter of Hate?

You might have noticed the plethora of articles about the happenings of August 1969; how the highs of Woodstock supposedly coloured an entire generation.

The enduring conceit is that a rock festival 50 years ago in the northern hemisphere summer lit up the whole world, including SA. Well, it might have done, in certain suburban bedrooms plastered with pictures of Jimi Hendrix. For the rest of SA’s huddled masses, not so much...

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