Colorful Hippie Snapshots
The hippie movement originated in 1965 in the United States. The word "hippie" comes from the colloquial hip, which means "knowledgeable, understanding". The subculture flourished in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Crowds of young people with long hair with might and main promoted love for everything living and for each other, opposed the war and came off at music festivals like no other.
A woman dances to the music of Led Zeppelin at the Knebworth Festival, UK, 1979. Photo: Evening Standard / Getty Images.
Left: Fans are waiting for the Rolling Stones to start in London’s Hyde Park, July 1969. Right: brightly dressed woman with fresh flowers and body art.
People dance at the Altamont Festival, which was held in a racing park, December 1969. Photo: Robert Altman / Getty Images.
Left: a young hippie sits in Central Park, New York, 1969. Right: the couple is waiting for the start of the Monterey Pop Festival, 1967.
A man sleeps in two parked cars during the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, 1969. Photo: Bill Eppridge / Getty Images.
Couple with body art in the form of flowers at the Isle of Wight festival on the Isle of Wight, 1970. Photo: Mirrorpix / Getty Images.
Festival Isle of Wight, 1969. Photo: Keystone / Getty Images.
Left: a couple making free love in a tent, Isle of Wight festival, 1969. Right: nude woman at a concert in Hyde Park, 1970.
Young people go to Woodstock. Photo: Bill Eppridge / Getty Images.
naked hippie rupp on the beach during the Isle of Wight festival, 1969.
Mother and child bathe in the lake, Vermont, 1970. Photo: Robert Altman / Getty Images.
Left: George Harrison borrowed a guitar from a local hippie while walking around Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1967. Right: Demonstrators advocate for the legalization of drugs in Hyde Park, London, 1967.