Fifth Estate # 69, December 26, 1968-January 8, 1969


Traffic Splits

LONDON (PWS)—Traffic, one of Britain’s most highly rated groups, officially disbanded last week. The announcement was made here last week just as the group’s new single, “Medicated Goo,” was released and as their current album, “Traffic,” continued up the charts.

Originally formed in early 1967 when singer Stevie Winwood parted company with the Spencer Davis Group, to join forces with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason, the group scored heavily through live performances and several hit singles.

Winwood said that he would continue as a single performer.

Peter Pan?

MADISON, Wisc. (LNS)—District Attorney James Boll has been unable to find an obscenity case against a University of Wisconsin co-ed and the director of a play in which she allegedly appeared nude. So the charges are being dropped.

A crowd of more than 1,000 persons witnessed the presentation of Peter Pan, which included a 10-minute dance segment depicting the creation of Never-Never Land—in the nude.

“No one will sign a complaint,” said Boll despairingly, “and there are those who believe the play was a work of art.”

Boll was subsequently forced to drop the charges against the dancer, Carolyn Purdy, and the director, Stuart Gordon -who recently took out a marriage license.