I Left My Car in San Francisco

In 1967 when the Summer of Love was happening up in San Francisco, I was 15 and living 50 miles south in San Jose, so I was just a bit too young to drive up there. But I was close enough to watch it on the local news from the San Francisco TV stations, and I knew that all sorts of stuff was happening up there. I was fascinated by it all but I was usually a good kid, and maybe a bit afraid of going too wild, so I didn’t do anything crazy to get up there.

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Stanley Mouse poster for a concert I went to in 1968. Apparently nobody told Mouse that they had dropped the definite article a couple of years earlier.
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This is not the Andy Garcia that talked me into driving to a Cream concert.
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This is not Andy Garcia’s friend, but just imagine this look on a 16-year-old.
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The front of Winterland, many years later.
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Maybe that seemed like more money back then.
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I wish I had heard their whole set.
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They played well, it just wasn’t the music I was looking for at the time.
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Wow, they were hot.
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Cream at a concert the same year.

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