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.
John Wilcock describes the circumstances behind his quitting The East Village Other over their review of Andy Warhol’s 1966 film Chelsea Girls.
In 1966, John Wilcock contributed to ASPEN MAGAZINE, an arts project dubbed “The Magazine in a Box” for its unconventional format. This same issue featured design throughout by Andy Warhol and the first single to ever be released for the Velvet Underground, entitled “Loop”.
Previous Wilcock/Lenny comics on Boing Boing: Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce! When Lenny Bruce Stayed at My Apartment – Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall
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