Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, is a classic piece of performance art and may be the best single representation of the sex, drugs and rock and roll generation. It marked the cultural upheaval of the ‘60s and ‘70s, and it is returning to the New York stage.
The show helped bring fame to songs like “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius,” “Hair” and “Good Morning Starshine.” Its world premiere was at the Public Theater in 1967. The following year it moved to Broadway, and ran more than 1,800 performances and impacted populations world-wide.
Many of the costumes were based on the rock-stars of the time, Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Roger Daltrey. While the costumes inspired conversation, it was what the actors didn’t wear that helped to fuel the firestorm of controversy that surrounded the production.
Check the production’s title song from HAIR, the movie, in the video above.
Just remember to keep it groovy, turn on, tune in, drop out, and don’t trust anybody over thirty.
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