Thursday, November 5, 2009

Upcoming: John Sinclair @ Bowery Poetry Club (Nov. 6)

Friday November 6 / 8pm:

Poet John Sinclair performs his work with guitarist Carlo Ditta & Friends


John Sinclair (born October 2, 1941 in Flint, Michigan, United States) is a Detroit poet, one-time manager of the band MC5, and leader of the White Panther Party a militantly anti-racist countercultural group of white socialists seeking to assist the Black Panthers in the Civil Rights movement from November 1968 to July 1969.

Sinclair managed the hard-edged proto-punk MC5 from 1966 though 1969. Under his guidance the band embraced the counter-culture revolutionary politics of the White Panther Party, founded in answer to the Black Panthers' call for white people to support their movement.

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