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Wednesday, August 08, 2007  

San Francisco Mayor Proclaims Sept. 2, 2007 Summer Of Love 40th Anniversary Day

Thousands Expected in Golden Gate Park For Gathering of the Tribes
100's of Musicians to Perform at Free Summer of Love Anniversary Concert

San Francisco, CA July 1. 2007 - San Francisco Mayor,Gavin Newsom has issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, September 2, 2007, Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Day in San Francisco. On that day, the 40th Anniversary Summer of Love Free Concert will take place in Golden Gate Park's Speedway Meadows between 10 AM and 6 PM. Mayor Newsom acknowledged the 60*s movement in his proclamation which begins:"Whereas, The Summer of Love in San Francisco is internationally recognized as the birthplace of the 60's revolution that ignited a spiritual awaking that swept the world..." The full proclamation including concert information can be found

CONFIRMED ACTS INCLUDE: CONFIRMED ACTS INCLUDE: Michael McClure with Ray Manzarek (from the Doors), Country Joe McDonald & Barry "The Fish" Melton (Country Joe and the Fish), Taj Mahal, Jessie Collin Young and Banana "A Young Bloods Reunion", New Riders of the Purple Sage, Canned Heat, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, The Charlatans, Blue Cheer, Marty Balin (Jefferson Starship), Nick Gravenites Band with David Laflamme, The All Night Flight featuring David Denny (from Steve Miller) and Jack King (from Cold Blood), Jerry Miller (from Rhythm Dukes), Fuzzy John Oxendine (Sons of Champlin), Tyran Porter (from Doobie Brothers), Dale Ockerman (from Doobie Brothers) & Tony Lindsay (Santana), Brian Auger's The Eternity, Freddie Roulette, Wavy Gravy, San Francisco's First Family of Rock (TBA), ruth weiss (Beat Poet), Chris Rowen (Rowen Brothers), Alameda All Stars (from Gregg Allman), Merl Saunders (supporting the effort), Terry Haggerty (from the Sons of Champlin), Essra Mohawk (from the Mothers of Invention) & (from Country Joe and the Fish), Squid B. Vicious, Jim Post (Friend and Lover, Siegel Schwall Blues Band), David Gans, Lenore Kandel (Beat Poet), Paul "Lobster" Wells (MC) , Dr Hip (MC), Doug Green (MC) Chief Sunne Reyna, Fishbone, Iroquois Tribe, Dakota Tribe, Seminole Tribe, Emitt Powell and the Gospel Elites. Additional acts are still confirming. For more information and a complete listing of entertainment, please

What began 40 years ago in San Francisco will be celebrated world wide this summer. Other events across the nation and around the world are also honoring the "Summer of Love 40th Anniversary," including; Canada, England, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and in Monterey and San Diego, California. All these events recognize and support the principals of the 60's generation and the birth of the counter-culture.

A web cast of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park 40th Anniversary Concert will be streamed throughout the day on the Apple QuickTime website.

Pop artist icon Peter Max said, "I am so happy to see that a concert is being held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. It's important there is a historical legacy to the message that this time period represents. We need to always celebrate the universal values of compassion, peace and love." ###

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