Psychedelic Central The UFO Club

1967 / 1968 

with Peter Watts

 

Journalist and counter culture commentator Peter Watts joins us to talk about The UFO Club, the massively influential short-lived London club of the late 1960s established by Joe Boyd and John "Hoppy” Hopkins.

It featured light shows, poetry readings, avant-garde art by Yoko Ono and many rock acts (Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Procul Harem) who later became massive.

For a brief two year period, it was at the epicentre of the whirligig of summer of love underground London, with a 'who's who of the counterculture' guest list that set the standards for psychedelic fashion and design.

Check out Peter’s blog for a great resource on London and counterculture:
www.greatwen.com