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Special San Francisco hotel rates mark Summer of Love

Times Staff Writer

In June 1967, the Summer of Love took hold in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where hippies gathered to experience a peace-and-love vibe. This month, 16 hotels in the city, including the Clift, the Fairmont and the Grand Hyatt, mark the 40th anniversary of the counterculture groove-in by offering a special rate of three nights for the price of two. The offer is good through June and open only to California residents (based on availability and subject to change). Call (800) 216-1630, or go to

To relive the era's musical milestones, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland is featuring special exhibits — the Doors (through Oct. 7), the Beach Boys (June 22 through Dec. 31) and Monterey Pop (opens July 25, with a lecture by record producer Lou Adler) — as well as items from its permanent collection on the San Francisco city scene, Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix. (At right, from the Cleveland museum, Peter Albin's Fender bass. Albin was a member of Big Brother and the Holding Company, whom Janis Joplin sang with.) Ticket-hotel packages at Call the museum at (216) 781-7625.

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