The John Wilcock comic returns with the story of Thelonious Monk's heroin arrest, followed by John's personal memory of seeing Monk play at the Five Spot.
1) COUNTERPUNCH on "Out Walked Monk" by Jeffrey St. Clair
2) JAZZ TIMES on "The Cabaret Card and Jazz"
3) NPR on "Unearthing Unknown Monk, Coltrane Recording"
(Audio discussing the Five Spot performances at 4 minutes)
From an ongoing interview and biography of John Wilcock, a prolific editor and publisher of 1960's underground newspapers.
Returning from a trip abroad, John returns to Andy Warhol’s Factory to meet a young, fragile, and beautiful Edie Sedgwick.
An evening of police brutality in 1965 ushers in one of the most pivotal moments in Civil Rights history. From John Wilcock, New York Years, a history of the 1960s underground press and related events. (Also, Happy MLK Day, Jan 16)
Traditionally, the end of year (New Year’s, especially) is a time when many on the planet indulge in LSD. To commemorate this good-minded season, here’s a compact history of East Coast academic acid, including John’s experience dosing at Millbrook with Tim Leary, Charles Mingus, others. Happy Holidays.
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