Ones2Watch – Bill Yates

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink - 1972-1973 - Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL
© Bill Yates; Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink - 1972-1973 - Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

The ACP 2015 Auction is sold-out but photographs from the live auction & Ones2Watch photographs are available on Paddle 8 through Thursday, at 3pm!

"Now and again, you happen upon something that just leaves you stunned in utter amazement. Such was the case over forty years ago when I drove up to the Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink, and such is the case today, as I have recently unboxed the proof sheets and scanned all 800 negatives. Revisiting this visual time capsule so much has come back to me, especially how emotionally dynamic the rink scene was with all the young people. Remember, that was the fall of 1972 into the spring of 1973. Yes, "the times, they were-a-changin'” back then. The 1960's and 1970's were all about the "great upheaval in the social fabric of America" -- the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the Sexual Revolution, the Women's Movement, the counterculture, political protests in the streets, drugs, rock and roll, new-found freedoms, and experimentation. These kids were in the thick of it."
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