Flower Power

Flower Power was a slogan used by people who described themselves as 'hippies'. The movement was formed in the late 1960's and early 1970's as a non violent protest to the Vietnam War.
'Hippies' dressed in flowery clothing and wore flowers in their hair.

One of the most memorable occasions of the 'hippie era' was the Woodstock Music and Art festival which took place from August 15 - 18 1969. It was a free festival with nearly 500,000 participants who listened to performances by some of the most famous musicians of the time including - Santana, Canned Heat, Janice Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Credence Clearwater Revival and The Who.


The event was epitomised by the song Woodstock; written by Joni Mitchell and recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. The event passed off quite peacefully and although efforts have been made to re create this event none have been as successful as the original.