Yesterday was John Sinclair's birthday.
The Modern Historian reports:
Born in Flint, Michigan, in 1941, John Sinclair became a major figure in the late 1960s counter-culture movement. He wrote for the underground press, organized free festivals and managed the garage rock band MC5. In 1968 he co-founded the White Panther Party with Lawrence Plamondon and his partner Leni Arndt, in response to an interview in which the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Huey P. Newton, asked what white people could do to support the Panther's cause.
I never heard of this cat before. He sounds like a pretty groovy dude, man.
So, I did a wiki on his scene and found out that he was the inspiration for the A2 hash bash. Imagine Abbie Hoffman jumping on stage during The Who's woodstock performance to protest your being arrested and sentenced to 10 years for giving two j's to an undercover.
Crazy man. Crazy. Flint is hip!
from Wiki...I just read the rest of the article...Flint IS cool.ReplyDelete
As of late November 2009, John is serving as "High Priest" at the 22nd Annual Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.