More Vintage Corso

More Vintage Gregory Corso (culled from Michael Minzer/Hal Willner’s two Corso recordings – Die On Me and Lieders) – (We’ve already featured Marianne Faithfull, in collaboration with Gregory, a week or so back).

Here’s Gregory and Allen (and Peter) and Studs Terkel, in January of 1959, in Chicago, on The “Studs Terkel Show”.

Studs Terkel : [in media res] … no, no, but you couldn’t see..

GC: I want to see Al Capone‘s old heritage. I really dig him, you know. I pay homage to him. I mean..

ST: Once upon a time there was an

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Not Forgetting Gregory Corso

[Gregory Corso, Tangier, June 1961. photo c. Allen Ginsberg Estate]
Yesterday’s posting of a reading by the young John Wieners from the San Francisco Poetry Center Archives (The Poetry Center Digital Archive) inspires us to post another from the same source – Gregory Corso – a relatively subdued Gregory Corso, it has to be said, but then he’s only 26, it’s 1956, the world is still about to open, he’s yet to publish his ground-breaking City Lights book, Gasoline. He has published his first book, The Vestal Lady on Brattle (1955), where several of the poems he reads … Read More