Amiri Baraka is an influential American poet, dramatist and music critic. Known for his outspoken political activism, he may be best remembered for his controversial tenure as Poet Laureate of New Jersey. Important writings include Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note (1961) and Blues People: Negro Music in White America (1963), which remains one of the most influential volumes of jazz criticism. Baraka's website is http://www.amiribaraka.com/.
Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931
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Roger McGough, born November 9th 1937, is a Liverpudlian poet who first gained recognition in the sixties as part of the "Mersey Sound" group of poets. He formed Scaffold with Mike McGear and John Gorman, who had a number one hit in 1968 with Lily The Pink. He was also involved in the film Yellow Submarine, and in the Beatles spoof, All You Need Is Cash, documenting the life of imaginary band The Rutles. In 1978 Roger released a musical version of his popular 1967 book, Summer With Monika.
There are multiple artists with this name: 1) 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 from November 1968 to July 1969. He was jailed in 1969 after giving two joints of marijuana to an undercover narcotics officer. His case received international attention when John Lennon performed at a benefit concert on his behalf in 1971.
Ken Nordine ( January 1920) is an American voiceover and recording artist. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ken Nordine is the son of an architect. He attended Lane Technical College Prep High School (Chicago) and the University of Chicago. He has three sons with his wife Beryl whom he married in 1946. Nordine's deep, resonant voice has been featured on many commercial advertisements. One critic wrote that "you may not know Ken Nordine by name or face, but you'll almost certainly recognize his voice."
Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is the Institute Professor Emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, often considered the most significant contribution to the field of theoretical linguistics of the 20th century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B. F.
A lo-fi rock trio from Denmark, that played together from 1997 to 2001. During this period, their live shows were seen from time to time in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Their biggest underground hit was "Down to the River". A short-lived deathrock / gothic rock band formed in Los Angeles in the late 80's. A few released songs appear from Bomp Records and Giant(European distributor).