Behind bars in Britain are some of the most dangerous people the country has ever known. Killers—men and women—who have killed and killed again to satisfy their own dark desires, often targeting the most vulnerable members of our society. But who is the worst of the worst? Can we create an index of evil? Criminologist, Professor David Wilson, has developed a unique system that he believes can Measure Evil, and by doing so, countdown to reveal just who is the most dangerous killer alive in Britain today only on Measuring Evil: Britain's Worst Killers.
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Runtime: 60 minutes
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The following is a chronological capsule history of 1960s counterculture. Influential events and milestones beginning decades ahead of the 1960s are included for context relevant to the subject period of the early 1960s through the mid 1970s.
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January 1: The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implements radio non-duplication rules: FM stations must broadcast at least 50% original content, and not simply simulcasts of their AM sister stations. Soon, FM DJs have the avenue to play the music of the generation without regard to AM chart status. January 12: US TV on LSD: Acid is the subject of the debut “Blue Boy” episode of the topical, but square and sermon-laden police drama Dragnet '67. January 14: Human Be-In: “The joyful, face-to-face beginning of the new epoch” is held in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 20,000 attend. January 28 (and February 4): The Million Volt Light and Sound Rave: The Beatles contribute a to-date unreleased experimental “sound collage” for early raves at the Round House Theatre, London. January 29: Ultimate High: The Mantra-Rock Dance is held at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. Hare Krishna is promoted, and the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company and Moby Grape perform. Ginsberg, Leary and Owsley attend. February: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane is released. Grace Slick becomes the first female rock star. Psilocybin mushrooms are visible on the album cover. Tracks include “White Rabbit”, and “D.C.B.A.-25,” referring to the song's chords and LSD-25. February: Quagmire: Noam Chomsky's anti-Vietnam War essay The Responsibility of Intellectuals is published in The New York Review of Books. February 5: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour debuts on CBS and soon pushes the boundaries of acceptable broadcast TV content to the limit. February 10: A Day in the Life: The Beatles stage a now-legendary gathering of rock and other celebrities including Donovan, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Mike Nesmith and Pattie Boyd to observe the recording of the final orchestral overdubs for Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road Studios, London. Some later contend that Tara Browne, the Guinness brewing heir reportedly responsible for introducing Paul McCartney to LSD, and who perished in a car crash in London in 1966, was an inspiration for Lennon's portion of the lyric. February 11: Human Fly-In: New York DJ Bob Fass uses the airwaves to inspire an impromptu gathering of thousands at Kennedy Airport, in what is later called a “prehistoric flash mob”. February 12: Stones Bust: Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are arrested for drugs at Richards' UK estate. In June they are tried and convicted, but soon freed on appeal. February 13: The Beatles issue John Lennon's psychedelic masterwork “Strawberry Fields Forever” as part of a double-A-side with Paul McCartney's hit “Penny Lane.” “Cranberry sauce” is heard after the song fades-out. Or is it “I buried Paul”? February 14: London's first Macrobiotic Restaurant run by Craig Sams opens at Centre House and also supplies food to the UFO Club. February 17: The cover of Life Magazine features Ed Sanders of The Fugs below “HAPPENINGS – The worldwide underground of the arts creates – THE OTHER CULTURE.” February 22: MacBird! opens at the Village Gate in New York City and runs for 386 performances. The controversial play compares Lyndon Johnson to Shakespeare's Macbeth, who caused the death of his predecessor. March 26: 10,000 attend the New York City “Be-In” in Central Park. March 31: In an early and detailed report on the Haight in Life Magazine, Loudon Wainwright predicts that “the hour of the hippie...is coming.” April 4: Beyond Vietnam: Dr. King delivers a monumental anti-war speech. April 7: The cover of Time features the birth control pill. April 8–10: Race riots break out in Nashville, TN. Activist Stokely Carmichael and Allen Ginsberg are present. April 15: National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam: An estimated 400,000 protest the escalating Vietnam War in New York City, marching from Central Park to UN Headquarters. Martin Luther King, James Bevel, Benjamin Spock, and Stokely Carmichael speak. 75,000 assemble in San Francisco where Coretta Scott King speaks. April 28: Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the US Army in Houston, TX, on the grounds that he is a conscientious objector to the war in Vietnam. April 29: The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream: Pink Floyd headlines for 7,000 attending a groundbreaking televised psychedelic rave to promote love and peace at Alexandra Palace, London. April 30: An anti-hate Love-In is held on Belle Isle in Detroit. May: The radical left-wing underground newspaper Seed begins publication in Chicago. May 2: Armed Black Panthers led by Bobby Seale enter the California State Assembly, protesting a bill to outlaw open carry of loaded firearms. Seale and five others are arrested. May 5: Mr. Natural: Robert Crumb's soon to be ubiquitous underground comix counterculture icon, makes his first appearance in the premiere issue of Yarrowstalks. May 10: Rolling Stone Brian Jones is arrested for drug possession. He is arrested again in 1968. Jones' conviction record leaves him largely unable to tour outside of the UK. May 15–17: Student protesters confront police at Texas Southern University, resulting in the death of a police officer, and over 400 arrests. May 20–21: The Spring Mobilization Conference is held in Washington, D.C. 700 anti-war activists gather to discuss the April 15 protests, and to plan future demonstrations. June: Vietnam Veterans Against the War is formed in New York City. June–July: Race riots create upheaval in cities across the US. June–September: The “Summer of Love” in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco and recognition of the Hippie movement. Runaways inundate, TV crews visit, Gray Line sells bus tours. London also becomes a hotbed of countercultural activity. June 1: The Beatles' Sgt Pepper is released and widely recognised as the high-water mark of the brief psychedelic rock era. It is also later rated as the greatest rock album of all time. June 10–11: Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival: The Summer of Love kicks off at Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, California. Over 30,000 see the Byrds, Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe & the Fish, and dozens of other acts perform in the first rock festival gathering of its kind. June 12: The US Supreme Court rules that state laws prohibiting interracial marriage are unconstitutional. June 15: Look Magazine features an article and photos on the hippies. June 16: Paul McCartney is the first Beatle to publicly discuss LSD use. Quotes from a British magazine are re-published in a Life Magazine article entitled “The New Far-Out Beatles.” McCartney is interviewed on film concerning the controversy on the 19th. June 16–18: The Monterey Pop Festival in California, organized principally by John Phillips, draws thousands and is the first large extended festival of the rock era. Jimi Hendrix returns from the UK and makes his US “debut.” David Crosby uses microphone time to brashly condemn the Warren Report. June 20: Muhammad Ali is found guilty of draft evasion. The US Supreme Court eventually hears Ali's legal appeal. June 21: 5,000 tablets of the LSD-like drug STP are rumored to be distributed without charge at a celebration in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The then-unknown substance causes some panic due to its long duration, sometimes inducing a 24-hour trip. June 25: All You Need Is Love: The Beatles' contribute a performance of their summer UK hit to the first live global satellite TV broadcast, reaching an estimated 200–400 million worldwide via the BBC. June 30: US military forces in Vietnam total 448,000. July 7: The cover of Time features “The Hippies: The Philosophy of a Subculture.” July 15–30: Dialectics of Liberation Congress: A gathering of leftist intellectuals in London is pranked when Digger Emmett Grogan delivers a speech to rousing applause. The audience then becomes irate when Grogan reveals that his words are culled entirely from a 1937 speech by Adolf Hitler. The episode later inspires a scene in the fictional 1971 cult film Billy Jack. Grogan reportedly dies of a heroin overdose in 1978. July 16: Hyde Park Rally: 5,000 gather in London to protest “immoral in principle and unworkable in practice” UK marijuana laws. A petition signed by many notables is published. July 23–27: Detroit Riots: A dispute with police erupts into the worst outbreak of urban lawlessness of the century to date: 43 deaths, 467 injuries, over 7,200 arrests, and the burning of over 2,000 buildings to the ground. Detroit has yet to fully recover. August 22: Look Magazine runs a cover story on “The Hippies”. August 27: Death of Brian Epstein: credited with “discovering” the Beatles, their tireless manager and biggest fan dies of a prescription drug overdose in London at age 32. September 17: The Doors perform their hit “Light My Fire” on the Ed Sullivan show, but fail to edit the perceived drug term “higher” from the lyric as instructed by producers. 6 future Doors dates on the show are immediately cancelled. September 30: Pirates No More: Hip Radio 1 commences broadcast over the legitimate airwaves of the BBC following the UK ban on offshore “pirate” radio transmissions. September: 18-year-old folk singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie releases the 18-minute song Alice's Restaurant Massacre. October 2: 710 Ashbury Street: Members of the Grateful Dead and others are busted for drugs when their communal home is targeted and raided in San Francisco. October 6: Death of Hippie: “Guerrilla theater” group the Diggers stage a mock funeral in San Francisco. The demonstration is intended to discourage more youngsters from descending upon the overcrowded, under-equipped Haight. October 8: Groovy Murders: James “Groovy” Hutchinson and Linda Fitzpatrick are murdered in New York City in a drug deal gone bad. Two plead guilty. October 9: Death of Che Guevara: The Argentine ex-patriot, Castro-groomed international revolutionary, and future icon of revolt, is executed in Bolivia. October 17: Stop the Draft Week: Demonstrators mob the US Army Induction Center in Oakland, CA. Joan Baez is among those arrested. Some are charged with sedition. October 17: Hair: a timely stageplay featuring controversial full frontal nudity premieres to mature audiences off-Broadway in New York City. The play becomes a Broadway smash in 1968. October 19: Thousands of students clash with police at Brooklyn College in New York after two military recruiters appear on campus. Students strike the following day. October 20–21: “Mobe's” March on the Pentagon: 100,000 protest the war in Washington, DC. Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and others lead attempts at “exorcism” and levitation of the Pentagon. October 27: Baltimore Four: Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and three others are jailed after pouring blood on draft files in the SSS office, protesting bloodshed in Vietnam. Berrigan is later convicted. October 28: Black Panther leader Huey Newton is stopped by Oakland police. A shootout resulting in the death of an officer leads to Newton's conviction, which is later overturned. November: The activity at the Diggers' Free Store is the impetus for an anti-hippie turf war with local thugs in New York City. November 9: Rolling Stone Magazine: John Lennon is featured on the cover of the first issue in a photo from the film How I Won The War. Rolling Stone grows to become a focal point for news and reviews during the era, and beyond. November 10: Disraeli Gears: Cream's quintessential psychedelic rock album is released. November 10: The Moody Blues' masterpiece Days of Future Passed, featuring psychedelic themes and the London Festival Orchestra, is released. November 20: Police using tear gas charge a large student demonstration against corporate recruiters for napalm manufacturer Dow Chemical at San Jose State College. November 24: I Am the Walrus: The Beatles release John Lennon's psychedelic coda. The album Magical Mystery Tour arrives November 27. December 4–8: Anti-war groups across the US attempt to shut down draft board centers, Dr. Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg are among the 585 arrested. December 10: Monterey Pop Fest standout and soon-to-be soul legend Otis Redding dies in a plane crash at age 26. December 22: Owsley Stanley is found in possession of 350,000 doses of LSD and 1,500 doses of STP, arrested, and sentenced to 3 years. December 31: Yippies: “Yippie” is coined by radicals Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Anita Hoffman, Dick Gregory, Nancy Kurshan and Paul Krassner. In January, the Youth International Party is formed. Inspired by the Diggers, the humorous Yippies also take the counterculture protest movement into the realm of performance theater. December: US troops in Vietnam total 486,000. US war dead total 15,000. Originally marketed (but withdrawn) by Parke-Davis as a surgical anesthetic, PCP (Angel Dust) begins to appear as a “recreational” drug. The limited street demand for the deadly dissociative compound, which induces horrific hallucinations, violent psychoses, and self-mutilation peaks in the late 1970s. Chemist Alexander Shulgin, who first synthesized the psychedelic compound DOM (STP) in 1963, first ingests the MDMA (Ecstasy) he'd earlier synthesized in his former Dow Chemical lab. Soon, mind-altering properties unknown since patent of the compound by Merck in 1912 are reported.
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