Huncke’s Birthday

Herbert Huncke, photobooth, Times Square circa 1940. Ginsberg Collection -(c) Estate of Allen Ginsberg

January 9 – It’s our annual birthday shout-out to the archetypal figure of the “Beats”,
Herbert Huncke

Our photo-portfolio of Ginsberg photos of Huncke  (posted on the occasion of his Centennial) is available  here 

Our Centennial posting – here

The Beat Museum celebration of him (well-worth perusing) – here

Previous Huncke birthday tributes on the Allen Ginsberg Project can be seen –   here,  here  here, here here and here

Posthumous hommage – The  New York noise-jazz trio Grid, back in November, teamed up with Lydia Lunch to produce  this – “Stranglehold – The World According to Herbert Huncke”

Birthday Greetings, Herbert. Remembering you on your birthday..

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