Sun Ra

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Fifth Estate # 79, May 15-28, 1969

The ageless Sun Ra and his thirteen-piece Astro-Infinity Arkestra will unite with the MC5 and the people of Detroit at the Grande Ballroom May 16 and 17 for a mass manifestation of revolutionary culture and energy that’s sure to bathe …

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Books

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Fifth Estate # 76, April 3-16, 1969

INFORMED SOURCES, a novel by Willard Bain: Doubleday, 1969, 144 pp., $2.95. “Power is the ability to define phenomena and make them act in a desired manner.” —Huey P. Newton, Minister of Defense, Black Panther Party Willard Bain’s book was …

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Rock & Roll Dope

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Fifth Estate # 74, March 5-19, 1969

Editors’ Note: Rock and Roll Dope takes the form of a facsimile of the MC5’s Elektra album liner notes for two reasons. First, because Brother Sinclair was stranded in Buffalo after attending a national Lemar (Legalize Marijuana) conference in that …

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Rock & Roll Dope

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Fifth Estate # 73, February 20-March 5, 1969

The Legal Self Defense (LSD) benefit February 4th was the greatest success in my memory: over 1200 people attended and offered their bread for support, and the LSD Fund netted over $2200.00 for the community. // Share this on…

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Fifth Estate # 72, February 6 - 19, 1969

I remember two and three years ago and longer writing columns for the Fifth Estate and trying to hip people to a new music and never getting anywhere—people just didn’t seem to be ready for the high-energy jams for one …

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Rock & Roll Dope

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Fifth Estate # 71, January 23-February 5, 1969

For two weeks now I’ve been trying to write a letter to William Leach, the Black Panther who attacked what he calls the “white left” in the Fifth Estate last time as being jive and untogether. [See “The White Left—Serious …

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Rock & Roll Dope

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Fifth Estate # 70, January 9-22, 1969

We arrived in New York City on Dec. 15 and made it to Steve Paul’s Scene to dig the Rationals and Slim Harpo. The Rats were cooking as ever and even managed to get a few people dancing. Slim Harpo …

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Rock & Roll Dope

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

“The duty of the revolutionary is to make revolution.” The duty of a musician is to make music. But there is an equation that can’t be missed: MUSIC IS REVOLUTION. Rock and roll music is the most vital revolutionary force …

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Fifth Estate # 68, December 12-25, 1968

“If we want to do much more fucking, we’re going to have to start fighting. If we want to be able to live we have to start fighting and not let ourselves be fucked around any longer by this shitpile …

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Rock & Roll Dope

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Fifth Estate # 67, November 28-December 11, 1968

People need music to live. We know that and act on it, all ways. Only straight people—honkies—think music is superfluous, that it doesn’t make any difference what you listen to, and their lives demonstrate their ignorance. Music shapes us and …

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