Ancient Buried Vinyl Collection Unearthed at Site of Old Hippie Commune

When archaeologists descended on Rancho Olompali in Marin County, California–the site of an old hippie commune where a group called The Chosen Family had taken up between 1967 and 1969 and now part of a state park–they probably weren’t expecting to find this kind of buried treasure.

Amongst the debris of the old 26-room mansion where everyone used to live, they found 93 vinyl records left behind, presumably part of the commune’s music collection.  So what kind of records did The Family Chosen listen to back in the 60s?

Yes, there was Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.  But Judy Garland?  Burl Ives? Steve Lawrence and Edie Goumet?  Show tunes?  So much for the hippie musical stereotype.

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(Via Boing Boing)

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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