He knew he was destined for a career in the theatre by the age of 14. Not only have I been able to make a living out of something I love, but I’ve also known from an early age what I want to do, which is probably the luckiest thing.’ And now?

‘Nothing has diminished my desire to get on and do things because I love it all,’ he says.

"Piedra Roja Festival", a major hippie event in Chile, was held in 1970.

Hippie fashion and values had a major effect on culture, influencing popular music, television, film, literature, and the arts.

In later years, mobile "peace convoys" of New Age travelers made summer pilgrimages to free music festivals at Stonehenge and elsewhere.

In Australia, hippies gathered at Nimbin for the 1973 Aquarius Festival and the annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally or Mardi Grass.

On the night it opened in the West End with Sarah in the starring role, he knew the knives were out for him.

She was, after all, the provocative lead singer from Hot Gossip who’d met him when he was married to his first wife with two young children.‘It was a difficult evening,’ he says.The term hippie first found popularity in San Francisco by Herb Caen, a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle.The origins of the terms hip and hep are uncertain.However, I knew it was indestructible.’ He means Phantom, not, of course, his marriage, which ended four years later. For Andrew, success – the titles (he was knighted in 1992 and created a life peer five years later), the houses, the multimillion pound fortune – has never been about money.Brought up in a cramped flat around the corner from South Kensington Tube station, the eldest son of composer William Lloyd Webber and pianist Jean with a younger brother, Julian, the renowned cellist, he sought comfort in order from a young age.Hippies created their own communities, listened to psychedelic music, embraced the sexual revolution, and many used drugs such as marijuana, LSD, peyote and psilocybin mushrooms to explore altered states of consciousness.