Four Birthdays

Four anniversaries today (birthdays) – in fact, we’re going to be looking at anniversaries
all this week.

starting off with..  Herman Melville‘s birthday (born in New York, August 1st, 1819)

Ginsberg-on-Melville (he greatly admired the poetry) can be seen here and here 

next – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott  (born Elliot Charles Adnopoz in Brooklyn, 1931) – 91 !
(we celebrated his 90th birthday – here).
And don’t miss Allen’s 4-part interview with him – here, here, here, and here

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next up, the great poet-rock n’ roller, Jim Carroll (another New Yorker, born 1949 (he passed away in 2009)
Jim Carroll’s lectures at Naropa can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here , here and here
And don’t miss his hilarious recounting of “The Poet and the Vibrator” – here

And, finally, (the only non-New Yorker in the bunch), legendary Grateful Dead guitarist, Jerry Garcia (born Jerome John Garcia in 1942 in San Francisco, passed away 1995) – missing you, Jerry!

– wishing you all a happy birthday!

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