Super Bowl I

1967 Bay Area Golden Moments

  • Human Be-In takes place at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park
  • Summer of Love hits San Francisco 
  • The Monterey Pop Festival, the world’s first large-scale outdoor rock music festival, is held in June

1967 Top Songs

  • “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” by Scott McKenzie and John Phillips hits number 4
  • “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding was written while he stayed in a houseboat in Sausalito
  • The Monterey Pop Festival marks the first major appearance of Jimi Hendrix

CALIFORNIA GOLDEN MOMENT – Super Bowl I was played January 15, 1967 in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Originally the AFL-NFL Championship Game, the two rival leagues met up in Super Bowl I featuring the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs front. The result? The stronger NFL Packers led by legendary coach Vince Lombardi handily beat the AFL Kansas City Chiefs. The game featured entertainment by famed trumpeter Al Hirt, with with the Los Angeles Ramettes and the Anaheim, California High School Drill Team providing entertainment. 

BAY AREA GOLDEN MOMENT – The Summer of Love was a defining moment of the 1960s, and is credited with introducing the hippie counterculture movement to the broader American public. Led by what is now considered the San Francisco Chronicle has called the enduring archetype of that era – the San Francisco hippie, “dancing in Golden Gate Park, with long flowing hair” – more than 100,000 young people descended upon the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco to experience what was believed to be a social revolution in progress. The Summer of Love is credited for making a substantial impact on American culture, speeding along the widespread adoption of everything from yoga to environmentalism to gender equality to psychedelic rock.