Packaging all of the ’60’s most tumultuous moments into one spectacular lock-flowing, sing-song hippie-musical trip, Hair made its debut on this day in 1967 at a midtown disco in Manhattan, eventually leading to an unprecedented 1,750 performances on Broadway proper.
Sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, Vietnam, The Man, Big Brother, the story covered it all. But it wouldn’t be what it was without its song lineup, leading with its brass-laced psych rock kick-off, “Aquarius,” just tie-dying your conservative mind, man, from the first verse-chorus combo, championing the astrological belief that, it’s alright, the planets are gonna align in some hippie-dippie, well, listen:
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
The Age of Aquarius