The Last Free Summer(Part 1)

What is the last free Summer? It was 1972 and I was 14 going on 15 and whether I knew it or not it would become the last Summer Holiday where I could do what i want without any worry’s, because starting in the Fall of ’72 I would wind up working for my old man down at Artex Woollens and would never see another free summer again.  But what made the summer of 1972 so great? Well there was a lot of music released that summer, Albums like Ziggy Stardust by Bowie, Living in the Past By Jethro Tull, Alice Cooper’s Schools Out and Leon Russell’s Carney kept me close to the record player. But there a few good books as well that summer to read such as ,  Watership Down, The Odessa File, The Stepford Wifes and Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas among others. There were Movies to see like The Godfather, Deliverance, and fritz the cat just to name a few.  And the summer of 72 had other events to keep track of, like,In June The Watergate scandal broke wide open, In July Jane Fonda toured North Vietnam causing all types of havoc in the states and In August The Summer Olympics were held in West Berlin which led to the Munich Massacre. And In Canada we were all gearing up for the great hockey Showdown between Canada and the Soviet Union, which made for a very interesting summer.

This series of Story’s will be about 1972 and in particular the Summer, the music,movies,books and events that shaped that time that I call THE LAST FREE SUMMER


2 Replies to “The Last Free Summer(Part 1)”

  1. I have enjoyed all your story’s and really hope to read more of the Last Summer, sounds like a great idea.

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