COUNTER CULTURE CHRONICLES

Frank Reynolds was secretary of the San Francisco chapter of the Hell’s Angels through most of the 1960s. Beat poet Michael McClure collaborated with Reynolds during poetry readings and published his interview of him as “Freewheelin Frank, Secretary of the Angels” in 1967. Reynold’s LSD and amphetamine fuelled Hymn to Lucifer was published the following year…
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Dominic Alleluia was born in New York City in 1937. After having sailed the world during his US Navy service he settled in San Francisco in 1958, where he has lived since. Alleluia was trained as an artist at the San Francisco Art Institute, the San Francisco Art Academy and the University of California Extension in San Francisco. His artistic practice, described by Alleluia as a “commitment to total epic art making” spans painting, sculpture, drawing, collages…
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sold out“Do not believe anything I say”, Timothy Leary warns the audience during his lecture in Kenfield, California in 1977. And rightly so. For most of the ideas expressed in this lecture may be entertaining and thought-provoking but have hardly any serious scientific value. Leary had been released from Folsom Prison the previous year after having shortened a 15-year sentence by becoming an FBI informant on the radical Weather Underground. Leary’s credibility and reputation as one of the…

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Serbian born poet, author, critic and correspondent Nina Zivancevic (1957) saw her first book published in 1982. In the two preceding years she worked as a secretary and assistant to Allen Ginsberg. CCC has now released on cassette an interview of Ginsberg by his former assistant recorded in New York in 1995 plus a selection of Zivancevic’s poetry, for the greater part accompanied by music.
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Californian artist Liam O’Gallagher was born in 1917 in Oakland the tenth of eleven children. Inspired by Aldous Huxley he decided to follow an artistic career and studied with Hans Hofmann in Greenwich Village in 1946. O’Gallagher returned to California to pursue an artistic career in Ojai and teach art at the Happy Valley School there. His mystical and socio-political views were greatly influenced by the Indian philosopher Krishnamurti, whom he met in those days. O’Gallagher and his partner Robert Rheem moved to San…
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