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In 1966 London counter culture was gearing up for the revolution....the mods were mixing it at the coast, the radical student movement was beginning a cycle of sit -ins and occupations, drug use was becoming a form of rebellion, there was a steady influx of militant draft dodgers from the U.S. and liberational movements were coalescing around radical feminism, black power, gay liberation, ecology, squatting and the commune.


The Underground/counterculture Movement in the UK was linked to the Underground culture in America but had a number of key figures of its own and a different "feel". It focussed around the Ladbroke Grove/Notting Hill area of London. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Underground [May 2005]

John Hopkins

John Hopkins (Hoppy) was trained as a physicist at Cambridge. He was influential in the UK Underground in the late 1960s in a number of areas:

Even though Hoppy was university-educated it did not stop him from favouring the more anarchistic elements in the "underground" centred around Ladbroke Grove. These included a key figure Mick Farren, who by 1967 was also working at the IT newspaper. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hopkins_%28political_activist%29 [May 2005]

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