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Yesterday marked the 50th Anniversary of an iconic event in American music history. On February 9th, 1964, The Beatles appeared for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show. That night, they played for a record-breaking television audience of more than 73 million people (at the time about 40% of the United States), and jump-started a cultural revolution that would find its voice in music.
Celebrating this anniversary got me thinking once again about that special relationship between counter cultures and their musical identity. Of course, we all remember how the social movement of the 1960s became inextricably linked with Woodstock and the musical presence at the Summer of Love. But this is just one of many examples where the appreciation of a certain type of music served as a strong uniting force for an emerging subculture with something new to say.
An equally important way in which these counter cultures set themselves apart was in the manner they dressed and styled their environment. It comes as no surprise then that Counter-Canter Culture puts such a sincere emphasis on the art, literature, music, fashion and design that influence, and are influenced by, our unique brand of equestrianism. By loving and listening to the unexpected, we are setting ourselves apart while simultaneously creating a new community.
So let’s keep it going by reinventing this old horse world! For me, these pieces of equestrian décor, jewelry and fashion, that breath new life into classic vinyl records, are the embodiment of our movement and mission. Make one your own and share those things that symbolize your own unique equestrian style on our Facebook page!
1. Neil Young with Crazy Horse Wall Art by Second Spin Designs
2. America – A Horse With No Name Vinyl Record Clock by Raven Record Shop
3. George Harrison Dark Horse Vinyl Record Bowl by Coleraine Creations
4. Vinyl Record Horse Silhouette Necklace by Random Perfect
5. Rolling Stones – Wild Horses Miniature Vinyl Record Earrings by Raven Record Shop
6. Disc Jockey design by Enkel Dika from Threadless