People cared about “Hair” because it dared to be different.
Opening on Broadway in May 1968, after a trailblazing six-week run off-Broadway the prior autumn, “Hair” was the first of the mainstream rock musicals, which broke ground with its frank references to sex and drugs and an Act One final scene in which the cast appeared fully naked.
Reflecting a more youthful world view, and spreading positive vibes imparting the belief that the impending societal changes were going to make the world a better place, “‘Hair’ became a Broadway smash and cultural phenomenon that spawned a million-selling original cast recording and a No. 1 song on the pop charts for the 5th Dimension, notes television’s History Channel.
That hit song, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” gushes about the world arriving at the “dawning of the Age of Aquarius,” which became a rallying cry and badge of honor for the youth-led cultural revolution where members touted a new age of peace, love and light beyond the then-current Age of Pisces.
The song’s lyricists weren’t aiming to be taken too literally, as Jupiter and Mars frequently align, and the Moon travels through the seventh house once every day, astrologically speaking….
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