The Fifth Estate Interviews

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Fifth Estate # 77, April 17-30, 1969

John Mayall is one of the most respected white musicians playing the blues today. While the blues are popular and being utilized by many pop musicians who are good copyists and technically proficient, there are few original or innovative performers. …

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Mother’s Little Helper


Fifth Estate # 90, October 16-29, 1969

It’s mother’s little helper that boosts the harried housewife over that mid afternoon hump; an added push to help the busy student deal with last minute cramming to ace that last exam; the wonder drug that makes dieting fast, easy, …

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Out of the hands of the People


Fifth Estate # 89, October 2-15, 1969

Smokin’ more now and enjoyin’ it less? The Feds would rather see heads come up to the cool taste of speed and smack than stay down in the valley of harsh reefer fumes (and they’ve been plenty rough lately). // …

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Smack: the pig’s drug


Fifth Estate # 88, September 18-October 1, 1969

It’s my wife It’s my life Cause the needle to my vein Leads to a center in my head And then I’m better off than dead Cause when the smack begins to flow I really don’t care any more About …

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Other Ideas


Fifth Estate # 88, September 18-October 1, 1969

Back in the late ’50s or so, when Brubeck was just beginning, complacency wasn’t quite dead yet and beatniks were still in bloom, the walls of galleries, stately homes, and civic auditoriums displayed a new art—abstract expressionism. // Share this …

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Good vibes ride again


Fifth Estate # 87, September 4-17, 1969

Hot diggity! Free food and good vibes on a Wednesday evening at Royal Oak’s Memorial Park, courtesy of potluck and the Yipfugs. // Share this on…

Curious? forget it


Fifth Estate # 87, September 4-17, 1969

[by R. Fleck, Little Nancy Goodvibes & Alfie] What’s worse than watching Walt Disney’s version of Winnie the Pooh? Sitting through “I Am Curious Yellow.” At least Disney is a goof for the kids. // Share this on…

Naked Angels Shuck


Fifth Estate # 87, September 4-17, 1969

(by Bob Fleck, with a little help from his friends—Alfie, Acid, Dena, Nancy and Barb) “Naked Angels” is the worst movie we have seen. It’s a hype, a ruse and a shuck on the audience that only serves to exploit …

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Fascism Gonna Catch Hell


Fifth Estate # 85, August 7-20, 1969

Special to the Fifth Estate OAKLAND, Calif.—1969 has been a year of increasing pig repression in all areas where the movement has been active. The black movement has many political prisoners already sentenced and the New York 21, the New …

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