Author Archives: Michael Evans

About Michael Evans

Michael has lived in Montana, Washington State (East and West), Holland, and England, but he was born in Salt Lake City, and graduated from the University of Utah.

SLC Head Shops and ‘Alternative Business’ — Research by Steve Jones

Introduction by Michael Evans Steve Jones conducted a lot of conventional research at the Marriott Library and Salt Lake Public Library about Salt Lake City in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s before contacting me in 2012 about making an … Continue reading

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Tripping Fantastic Light Shows in the Cosmic 60’s and 70’s Vol. III — Rainbow Jam

Summary from Volumes I and II: After the Summer of Love in 1967, audiences expected immersive light shows at Rock Concerts. Cosmic Aeroplane founder Steve Jones researched local light shows and compiled a list — Five Fingers On My Hand; … Continue reading

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Tripping Fantastic Light Shows Vol. II — Five Fingers On My Hand & Frank and Stein Visuals

Audiences expected immersive light shows at Rock Concerts after the “Summer of Love” in 1967 — Cosmic Aeroplane founder Steve Jones researched light shows in Salt Lake City during the era when they were in demand and his list is … Continue reading

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Tripping Fantastic Light Shows Vol. I — Maynard Associates

After the Summer of Love in 1967, audiences expected to see immersive light shows at Rock Concerts. San Francisco’s seminal Rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, featuring ground-breaking female lead singer Janis Joplin, performed at the Terrace Ballroom … Continue reading

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Memories of Mother’s Earth Things and the “9th & 9th.”

Mother’s Earth Things 1970-1985 (Text by Linda Huntington) “While living in San Francisco I experienced incredible social encounters, appreciation for new cultures, political views, relationships with the exuberance of freedom having a profound effect on my life & perceptions. I … Continue reading

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Cosmic Events — Jane Shurtleff Remembers First South

———————————————————————————————————————————– By Jane Shurtleff Between 1976 – 1981, Cosmic Aeroplane held a series of events that set the independent, alternative bookstore on a new course. Whether it was a book signing, lecture, art/photo exhibit or film festival, Cosmic events were … Continue reading

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The Old Mill — Alternative Rock Club on Big Cottonwood Creek.

The former Deseret Paper Mill, built at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, south and east of downtown Salt Lake City in 1883, opened its doors for Rock Music and Alternative Culture during the late 1960s, and was simply known … Continue reading

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