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Rochdale: The hippie experiment explodes

Flowers and free love. Antiwar marches and acid tests. In the mid to late 1960s, youth across North America and Europe began to "turn on, tune in and drop out." Fed up with the establishment — parents, schools, police — they went looking for a new way of life. To Toronto's Yorkville and Vancouver's Kitsilano district they came, preaching peace, love and non-conformity.

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 A look back at the failure and legacy of Rochdale.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: Aug. 8, 1977
Guest(s):
Reporter: Joe Coté
Duration: 0:47

Last updated: February 13, 2013

Page consulted on July 30, 2014

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