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The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

“The U.S. vs. John Lennon is a 2006 documentary film about English musician John Lennon‘s transformation from a member of the Beatles to a rallying anti-war activist striving for world peace during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film … Continue reading

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John Sinclair: ‘We wanted to kick ass – and raise consciousness’

“I meet John Sinclair in a canalside coffeeshop in Amsterdam, where the vibes are mellow, the air perfumed, and the soundtrack a stream of vintage rock songs of the more laidback kind. Compared to slightly self-conscious young pot tourists skinning … Continue reading

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Beatlemania in Yugoslavia

“The most popular boy in my freshman class in high school was a certain Zoran. He was neither especially good-looking nor especially smart. But he had that special ‘something.’ He had long hair. Not really long, just a bit over … Continue reading

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John Lennon and the Politics of the New Left

“When John Lennon was murdered forty years ago, on December 8, 1980, we believed Richard Nixon had been the worst president ever — because of the war in Vietnam, because of the repression that he called ‘law and order’ and … Continue reading

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LENNONYC

“LENNONYC takes an intimate look at the time Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent living in New York City during the 1970s. ‘New York became a part of who John and I were,’ said Ms. Ono. ‘We couldn’t … Continue reading

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The Things We Knew Then: Vivid Then, Fading Now?

“1. James Forman was a. ’68 Olympic heavyweight champion b. national director of the Congress of Racial Equality c. a Czechoslovakian film director d. executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 2. In Easy Rider, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, … Continue reading

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‘Yer Blues’: The Story Behind The Song

“… Increasingly over the previous few albums, The Beatles’ recordings had been crafted, layer upon layer of sound painstakingly assembled, rather than performed live in the studio as their earliest records had been. But for ‘The White Album’, they consciously … Continue reading

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‘Revolution’: The Story Behind The Beatles’ Song

“… John Lennon explained in 1971, ‘Two songs and one abstract. I don’t know what you’d call it… musique concrète, loops and that, which was a picture of a revolution.’ With the exception of the two world wars, 1968 was … Continue reading

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Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits

Richard Avedon photographing SNCC demonstrators, March 1963 “Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Richard Avedon’s legendary photographic murals and related portraits. The exhibition has been drawn from the collection of and developed in collaboration with The Richard … Continue reading

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Best Psychedelic Albums: 30 Essential Records To Expand Your Mind

“Look up the word ‘psychedelic’ in the dictionary, and one of the first definitions will be ‘mind expanding’. That’s what all of the best psychedelic albums have in common. Most were made during the golden era of 1966-1968, but quite … Continue reading

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