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Tune In, Drop Out... Again!

Relive the summer of love -- These events will help you commemorate psychedelic music

There is no shortage of reasons to break out your stash...of patchouli oil! New York's Whitney Museum of American Art is hosting an exhibit, Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, while Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pays homage to Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, and the Doors. ''They found a lot of pictures of Jim Morrison when he was young,'' says the latter's Robby Krieger, who adds, with a laugh, that the live-for-today Morrison ''probably would have thought it was ridiculous.''

Ex-Monkee Peter Tork is on tour this summer with his Shoe Suede Blues band. Bob Weir and RatDog are also hitting the road, making a stop at the Gathering of the Vibes festival in Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 9 -- 12. Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Quicksilver Messenger Service are on a ''Summer of Love 40th Anniversary'' trek that peaks at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in central California (site of the 1967 fest), July 28 -- 29, where they will be joined by members of Moby Grape. ''[Our old] songs seem to apply more and more, given the circumstances we're in as a nation,'' says Starship guitarist Paul Kantner. ''Come to our show, and I hope to exhilarate you with the mystery of music!''

Originally posted Jun 15, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints