This Was The Summer Of 1969 In New York City

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This Was The Summer Of 1969 In New York City

As Bryan Adam's famous declared in his song 'The Summer of 69'

Oh, when I look back now That summer seemed to last forever And if I had the choice Yeah, I'd always wanna be there Those were the best days of my life"

He probably wasn't wrong. It was a fascinating period in America, which saw not only the Woodstock Festival capture the imagination of music fans the world over, but it was also the year the US landed on the moon.

Both of those highlights were tempered with the Stonewall riots and the grizzly Manson murders that whipped celebrities into a frenzy of panic.

Here's a few photographs from the sweltering heat of New York in 1969, a look back on the free spirit, fashion and individuals that defined an era.

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