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Getting It Straight in Notting Hill Gate
Getting It Straight in Notting Hill Gate

Getting It Straight in Notting Hill Gate 1970


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Getting It Straight in Notting Hill Gate 1970

26 mins United Kingdom Director. Jo Gannon

This time capsule counter-culture documentary was designed to redress negative perceptions of Notting Hill in 1970: "a cultural and racial melting pot...probably the world's most integrated ghetto". Radical 'Viet Grove' free spirits seen here include Caroline Coon, of Release, a free legal aid service for young people hassled by 'the fuzz', and Larry Smart, psychedelic painter and poster artist.

A version of the Quintessence track Notting Hill Gate - performed live here - was featured on the band's first album, In Blissful Company, released in 1969.

Directed by

Jo Gannon


Larry Smart

Caroline Coon

Felix Scorpio




Notting Hill


Beat Generations




United Kingdom



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