Newsreel Footage of a Psychedelic London in 1967

This newsreel clip by British Pathe features a swinging London in 1967, with the psychedelic movement at the height of its power. The clip offers a color mix of fashion and music from the period, alongside chipper, if slightly befuddled, narration.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is London — “swinging London,” as it’s been called. Though some people might find a different adjective. Social rebels have taken over in what seems more like an invasion than a revolution, because they’ve got their own unique language that is way out and weird, to say the least.

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