September 1966: 'Turn on, tune in, drop out'

     Though he had used the phrase earlier, Timothy Leary's mantra of enlightenment through psychedelic drugs (especially LSD) and unconventional lifestyles starts to become a well-known phrase in September.
      Above is Leary's definition of the phrase, from the September 20, 1966 edition of The New York Times: @
     Note: "The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs" also lists a usage from the April 15-May 1 edition of The East Village Other newspaper: @


* "Turn On/Tune In/Drop Out" (Berkeley Barb, June 24): @ 

* Leary interview with Playboy magazine: @
* Cover of Datebook magazine: @
* "Leary Seeks LSD Faith, Needs Court Authorization" (Associated Press, September 20): @
* "Dr. Leary's Formula: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" (The Village Voice, September 29): @

* "The Politics, Ethics and Meaning of Marijuana" (Leary in The Marijuana Papers," 1966): @
* "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" (spoken-word album by Leary, 1966): @
* Listen to album: @
* Listen to 1967 version of album: @
* "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" (1967 film by Jerry Abrams): @
* "Legend of a Mind: Timothy Leary & LSD" (Pop History Dig): @ 

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