WHITE PANTHER: The Legacy of John Sinclair

WHITE PANTHER: The Legacy of John Sinclair - a short film by CHARLES SHAW featuring JOHN SINCLAIR music by THELONIUS MONK John Sinclair is best known as the Sixties "marijuana" activist who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for giving two joints to an undercover policewoman. he was eventually freed when John Lennon and Yoko Ono spoke out on his behalf Less understood is his role as the founder and chairman of the radical anti-war group, The White Panther Party, an offshoot of the Black Panthers. The Black Panther Party was a militant political organization formed after the brutal murders of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Robert Kennedy. The…

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John Sinclair – Discography

01 John Sinclair: Thelonious: a book of monk (1996) 02 John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Full Moon Night (1994) 03 John Sinclair with Ed Moss Society Jazz Orchestra: If I Could Be With You (1996) 04 John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Full Circle (1997) 05 John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: White Buffalo Prayer (2000) 06 John Sinclair: Underground Issues (2000) 07 John Sinclair & His Boston Blues Scholars: Steady Rollin’ Man Live (2001) [BOX-1] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Fattening Frogs For Snakes, Volume One: The Delta Sound (2002) 08 John Sinclair: KnockOut (2002) 09 John Sinclair & Monster Island: PeyoteMind (2002) 10 John Sinclair: It’s All…

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John Sinclair – Biography (June 2013)

Cultural revolutionary, pioneer of marijuana activism, radical leader, political prisoner by the end of the 1960s, a legend of the imagine nation, the last of the Beatnik Warrior Poets, and a founding father of the U.S rock and roll constitution, John Sinclair. John Sinclair was born on the 2nd of October 1941, in Flint, Michigan, and grew from being a rock’n’roll fanatic and teenage disc jockey enthusiast to a cultural revolutionary icon, pioneer of marijuana activism, co-founder of the White Panther Party and a political prisoner, all by the end of the explosive 1960’s. He first tuned into rhythm and blues radio at a young age, getting his hands on records by…

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Steven James Pratt a.k.a Fly Agaric 23 (Steve Fly) Biography

Born April 15th 1976 in Wordsley, England, and grew up as a competitive swimmer into his teens when he came across Jazz music, speed Metal, hip-hop, drum and bass, and playing drums in a school band. This led to Steven developing his drumming and DJ skills over the next 20 years. Steve Fly’s first ‘live’ gig was drumming with ‘Surgery’ at Thorns School in 1991, and went on to play with local Stourbridge garage punk band ‘Indigo Jane’ at such venues as J.B’s Dudley, The ‘Source’, ‘The Mitre’ in Stourbridge, and support for Babylon Zoo and Fret Blanket in Kidderminster. In 1993 Steven briefly played with Kinver based band ‘Taxi’ and…

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Steven James Pratt a.k.a Fly Agaric 23 (Steve Fly) Biography

Born April 15th 1976 in Wordsley, England, and grew up as a competitive swimmer into his teens when he came across Jazz music, speed Metal, hip-hop, drum and bass, and playing drums in a school band. This led to Steven developing his drumming and DJ skills over the next 20 years. Steve Fly’s first ‘live’ gig was drumming with ‘Surgery’ at Thorns School in 1991, and went on to play with local Stourbridge garage punk band ‘Indigo Jane’ at such venues as J.B’s Dudley, The ‘Source’, ‘The Mitre’ in Stourbridge, and support for Babylon Zoo and Fret Blanket in Kidderminster. In 1993 Steven briefly played with Kinver based band ‘Taxi’ and…

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Documentary: John Sinclair in New Orleans during Mardi Gras

"I always was involved into music. As a fan, composer, journalist, performer, photographer and now film maker....I was lucky to work with Blondie, David Bowie, Chris Wilson, Chris Blackwell and of course John Sinclair, (author, performer, beat-poet, DJ, founder of the White Panther Party, “Spirit” of the early MC5, ex-radical hippie saved from 10 years of prison by John Lennon....) John has been a major contributor to the Culture of New Orleans and one of its most enlighted experts....particularly found of the “Black culture” of New Orleans, so rich in extraordinary talents...John guided me through the back streets of New Orleans, so to encounter the Mardi Gras Indians...." Gilles Riberolles Click the…

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John Sinclair – Biography

John Sinclair author, poet and activist John Sinclair (born October 2, 1941, in Flint, Michigan) mutated from small-town rock’n’roll fanatic and teenage disc jockey to cultural revolutionary, pioneer of marijuana activism, radical leader and political prisoner by the end of the 1960s. In 1966-67 the jazz poet, downbeat correspondent, founder of the Detroit Artists Workshop and underground journalist joined the front ranks of the hippie revolution, managing the “avant-rock” MC5 and organizing countless free concerts in the parks, White Panther rallies and radical benefits. Working closely with lead singer and songwriter Rob Tyner and the members of the band, Sinclair brought the MC5 to local fame, national attention and a contract…

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