Ibiza - The Original Party Island

Writer Irma Kurtz tells the story of the genesis of Ibiza as an alternative party island in the 1960s, set against the backdrop of Franco's Spain.

Irma went to Ibiza for a week in the 1960s and stayed for a year. She returns to retrace the liberal anti-Franco community who partied with Vietnam draft dodgers, hippies stopping over on the way to Marrakech and Ibiza's artists, musicians and beautiful people. With affection, she remembers the island before mass dance culture and finds evidence that the 1960s aren't quite forgotten.

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Writer Irma Kurtz tells the story of the genesis of Ibiza as an alternative party island in the 1960s, set against the backdrop of Franco's Spain.

Irma went to Ibiza for a week in the 1960s and stayed for a year. She returns to retrace the liberal anti-Franco community who partied with Vietnam draft dodgers, hippies stopping over on the way to Marrakech and Ibiza's artists, musicians and beautiful people. With affection, she remembers the island before mass dance culture and finds evidence that the 1960s aren't quite forgotten.