If you remember the '60s, we've been told, you weren't really there.
Appropriately enough, no one can quite remember who came up with that truism: It's been variously attributed to Timothy Leary, Paul Krassner, Robin Williams and at least a half-dozen others.
Actually, it's not entirely true. Some locals still have fond memories of local gigs by the Who, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix (he was still James at the time), the Grateful Dead and Black Oak Arkansas. OK, nobody has fond memories of Black Oak Arkansas.
So this week, we take a long trip back with the kind of folks who emceed local James Brown and Johnny Cash gigs, snuck in to see the Who, and waited in a rodeo barn until 4 a.m. to see the Dead.
We'll also talk to the CC student who booked some marginal group called the Doors for the big homecoming dance. And we'll hear from the homecoming queen herself. Because what kind of story would it be without hearing from the homecoming queen?
Back to the present, this issue also includes the InSider, our annual manual telling you everything you need to know about our fair city. Or, at least, everything we can remember.
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