Chuck Berry!


Fifth Estate # 78, May 1-14, 1969

A cop stood on the Grande stage, presumably to hold the crowds back. He was confused. He had no idea what was happening.

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.

The Flying Burrito Bros.


Fifth Estate # 76, April 3-16, 1969

A few weeks ago the Flying Burrito Brothers brought their electrified, rockified country style music to the Grande Ballroom and the good folks responded with a silent Bronx cheer.

Lenny Bruce Lives!


Fifth Estate # 74, March 5-19, 1969

I don’t know if people still buy comedy monologue records. We all know that after a couple of listenings we don’t play them until we have company and there is nothing else to do. But a Reprise-Bizarre (Frank Sinatra and …

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Neil Young


Fifth Estate # 74, March 5-19, 1969

If you liked Buffalo Springfield, you will probably like the first ‘solo album of one of its departed members, Neil Young (on Reprise).

New Groups and Non-Groups


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

There is a lot happening in pop music and it is ridiculous to predict trends. One noticeable occurrence is the breaking up of groups and the need for individual artists to “go it alone.”

Class Clash


Fifth Estate # 72, February 6 - 19, 1969

a review of the Rolling Stones, “The Beggars’ Banquet” (London) the Beatles, “The Beatles” (Apple) The Beatles and Rolling Stones albums have been out for a couple of months now and we have a clearer perspective on what these, the …

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A New Van Morrison


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

a review of Van Morrison “Astral Weeks” (Reprise)

Judy Collins Gets it On


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

We all know how lousy Detroit winters are. The snow is gray after an hour, then it turns to slush. It’s bitter cold. Your car can’t start and when it does it skids. You can’t take it anymore and want …

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Al Kooper


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

Al Kooper, one of this country’s leading rock artists, was in town a couple of weeks ago. He has been performing, writing, and now producing rock musts for ten years and is best known for his work as an organist …

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