Written by Matt Steffich
This blog post is all about my meeting with Scott B. Montgomery, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Denver in Colorado.
I met Scott during my recent trip to San Francisco for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love (when thousands of young hippies descended on that city to celebrate life, music and their blossoming culture). Scott was giving a lecture on the history of Rock and Roll art at the Haight Street Art Centre which I attended. He spoke passionately, with great energy and I was compelled to reach out to him after his lecture and learn more about his passion. He told me he has been working on a film, about “The Family Dog”, a 1960’s venue for Rock music in Denver, Colorado. It was not so well know or documented as San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore West or East, however it was underground and intimate. Scott Montgomery called it a “psychedelic outpost”. The Family Dog it seems played a unique roll in the hippie movement of the 1960’s, and Scott wants the world to know.
To learn more about this worthy project, follow this Link.