Broadcaster Johnny Gallagher, host of the Tuesday Music Magazine on KVMR 89.5 FM, grew up in San Francisco, just five blocks from Haight Street. When the Summer of Love blossomed in 1967 in a swirl of tie-dye, music, patchouli and other distinctive scents, he says it was “a party every night.”
He met young people from all over the country as they converged on the city, exuberantly flouting conventional values. It was a magical time and place for a music-loving teenager. Gallagher trusted that the same phenomenon was breaking out all over.