Category Archives: The Fugs

The March on the Pentagon: An Oral History

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrators run up against military police as they attempt to penetrate security lines at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21, 1967. “The Vietnam War is the only American conflict remembered as much for the opposition it … Continue reading

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Wes Wilson

“Wes Wilson is generally acknowledged as the father of the 60s rock concert poster. In 1968, he received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts for ‘his contributions to American Art.’ He pioneered what is now known as … Continue reading

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“The whole world is watching”

“‘The whole world is watching’ was a chant by antiwar demonstrators outside the Conrad Hilton Hotel the evening of August 28 during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The event was broadcast from taped footage on the night of … Continue reading

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The Fugs First Album (1965)

“A loping, ridiculous, and scabrous release, the Fugs’ debut mashed everything from folk and beat poetry to rock and rhythm & blues — all with a casual disregard for sounding note perfect, though not without definite goals in mind. Actually … Continue reading

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