Tag Archives: Helix

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 gladly with paisley chiaroscuro video.
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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, organized in Seattle and staged near Sultan, Washington. Jeff Stevens histories you counterculturally.
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December 13, 1962: KRAB Goes on the Air

Jeff Stevens tells the story of KRAB-FM, Seattle’s first listener-supported, volunteer-run, non-commercial radio station, and its outstanding outsider founder Lorenzo Milam.
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March 23, 1967: The Cocoon Breaks, the Helix Emerges

Seattle has a long history of excellent local alternative newspapers. Jeff Stevens remembers Helix, our city’s late-1960s countercultural oracle.
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