RETROPOPIC 435 – Poet John Sinclair Talks: Freed By A John Lennon Song & Other Life Stories

Alongside the music of Gil Scott Heron, MC5, John Lennon, Charlie Parker, The Clovers & John’s own words set to music, in this 59 minute podcast The Saint of RETROPOPIC RADIO talks with the legendary poet John Sinclair.

How does John remember his childhood? Why did he move to Detroit? What was so different about the music of MC5? How did he receive a prison sentence for possessing dope? What were the circumstances that lead to John Lennon campaigning for his freedom? How does he regard the ‘John Sinclair’ song that appeared on Lennon’s album ‘Sometime In New York City’? What relationship did he have with Lennon after his release? Why did he give up his campaigning in 1975? How did he get involved with producer & Killing Joke bassist Youth? What hopes does he have for his legacy?

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