Published on June 10th, 2014 | by Alan Cross0
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.
(Via Boing Boing)