29/4/67 – 14 Hour Technicolour Dream, Alexandra Palace, London


The 14 Hour Technicolour Dream – a multi-media extravaganza and “be-in” staged as a benefit for IT (International Times) magazine and widely acknowledged as the first mass expression of the psychedelic underground in the UK.
45 years ago, only 10 years after “All Shook Up” and just over 10 years before the Pistols split up. That’s a scary thought.

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“What Is A Happening?” The 30 minute Man Alive documentary in three parts.
http://youtu.be/WxtCXYMbMKI

“Excuse me, I wonder if I can wake you up for a moment?….Why are you asleep?”

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Extract from Pink Floyd’s set

Floyd footage from “Tonight Let’s All Make Love In London”

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Colour and B&W footage from the “A Technicolor Dream” dvd (2008)

…and more…

…and the official trailer…

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First hand accounts of the event ………

Extract from “Syd Barrett:Lost In The Woods” by Julian Palacios

Accounts from ukrockfestivals.com including a piece by John Crosby, the US journalist who invented the “Swinging London” concept.

A fascinating 14 page account in the visual style of much of the contemporary underground press – highly coloured and difficult to read

A personal account by Pink Floyd fan Colin Turner

The front page of the 21-28th April edition of IT, which organised the event

Fascinating if rather short interview with John Hopkins, one of the founders of IT magazine and organisers of 14 Hour Technicolour Dream

The International Times archive – for anyone interested in the ’60s counterculture and rock scenes, and they’re still publishing.

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One response to “29/4/67 – 14 Hour Technicolour Dream, Alexandra Palace, London

  1. david parkes

    i was there dressedd as a mexican with bullrushes and went in the banana bein,old hippy dave from preston

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