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April 1, 1967: Seattle’s First Be-In

It was 50 years ago today — no joke: Seattle’s first “happy happening for hippies.” Jeff Stevens histories you with paisley chiaroscuro video.
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April 21, 1974: and/or

Once upon an artistic time, Seattle’s and/or catalyzed our city’s creative community. Jeff Stevens histories you freshly with his erstwhile song.
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October 31, 1970: Ze Whiz Kidz

If Ze Whiz Kidz had truly ruled Seattle, every day here would likely now be Halloween. Jeff Stevens histories you regarding our city’s legendary erstwhile freak magnets.
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November 13, 1973: Shelly’s Leg

Jeff Stevens brings you the story of the legendary Shelly’s Leg, Seattle’s first discotheque and first openly gay nightclub — and a crucial part of countercultural Seattle history.
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May 13, 1983: The Metropolis

The Metropolis was a legendary all-ages music venue that helped foment Seattle’s underground music scene from May 1983 to March 1984. Jeff Stevens brings you further local history.
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April 4, 1980: WREX

Jeff Stevens explores one of the crucial links in the chain of Seattle’s music history.
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December 7, 1984: Gorilla Gardens

Seattle is known worldwide as the birthplace of grunge. Which specific venue in Seattle can rightfully claim that same title? Jeff Stevens tells the tale of Gorilla Gardens, a strong candidate for the honor.
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August 31, 1968: Sky River Rock Festival

Woodstock was not the first historic rock music festival: it was preceded by the Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair, organized in Seattle and staged near Sultan, Washington. Jeff Stevens histories you counterculturally.
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June 23, 1967: Last Exit on Brooklyn

Jeff Stevens schools you about one of Seattle’s all-time great countercultural gathering places.
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May 1, 1976: The TMT Show

Jeff Stevens tells the story of the night punk rock and DIY culture simultaneously arrived in Seattle.
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