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Summer of Love 1967: Meet the Ace of Cups–the Haight’s (Almost) Forgotten All-Girl Band–Then & Now

KQED Arts – By Kelly Whalen – August 30, 2017

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Photo: Ace of Cups and all-girl band from the San Francisco Haight/Ashbury district in 1967.

The Haight-Ashbury of 1967 was a place of endless possibility: new ways of living, an influx of ideas, and political and cultural revolution were in the air. And yet amidst this “anything goes” scene, one band still stuck out as an anomaly.

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The Ace of Cups didn’t set out to be an all-girl band. The group’s original five members — Mary Gannon, Marla Hunt, Denise Kaufman, Mary Ellen Simpson and Diane Vitalich — came together guided by the communal spirit that blanketed Summer of Love-era San Francisco. Up to that point, most all-female bands had worn matching outfits and played cover songs. But with original songs that reflected their circumstances, the Ace of Cups played with groups like The Band, Jefferson Airplane, and even Jimi Hendrix, an avowed fan.

Despite their impact in San Francisco, in the intervening years the Ace of Cups were relegated to footnote status, all but written out of history books. But now, having kept in touch, four of the five original band members are about to enter a new chapter.

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ace of cups sqPhoto: 4 of the original members of Ace of Cups from the 1960’s now.

Read entire article & watch video here

PS You gotta see the video–this is such a groovy trip through memory lane of San Francisco in the 1960’s to now–excellent!

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