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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 Salt Lake Area light shows during the time they were in demand — his list was published in … 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. According to film shown on Salt Lake’s nightly TV news, plus a noted eyewitness, San Francisco’s seminal Rock band Big Brother and the … 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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21st Century Cosmic FM — KRCL and RadioACTive

In 1979, Community Radio KRCL 90.9 FM started out in a tiny studio above the now-closed Blue Mouse Theater, next to Cosmic Aeroplane’s final location on First South. This station continues to broadcast eclectic music and public affairs programs throughout … Continue reading

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“Dayienu” A Poem by Lin Ostler

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