Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The John Sinclair Freedom Rally John Sinclair Radio Show 526

On December 10, 1971—42 long years ago—I was serving the 3rd year of a 9-1/2-to-10-year sentence for possession of two joints of marijuana, and people in Ann Arbor, Michigan staged a gigantic concert in my behalf that drew almost 15,000 people to demand my release and enjoy music & speeches by The Up, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Bob Seger, Fr. James Groppi, Teegardin & Van Winkle, Bobby Seale, Phil Ochs, Rennie Davis, Dave Dellinger, Archie Shepp, Roswell Rudd, CJQ, Leni & Sunny Sinclair, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Elsie Sinclair, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Rubin, David Peel & The Lower East Side, and John Lennon, Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band. Tonight’s program in celebration of this happy event which resuted in my release from prison three day later, on December 13, 1971, is edited from the soundtrack to Steve Gebhardt’s documentary film of the event called TEN FOR TWO: The John Sinclair Freedom Rally and was assembled at the Blackheath Studios of The Fuck You Sound in London on November 30, 2013.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, December 10, 1971 [20-1350]

[01] Opening Music: The Up: Free John Now
[02] Allen Ginsberg: Prayer For John Sinclair
[03] Ed Sanders: Pressure for John Sinclair
[04] Bob Seger: Oh Carol
[05] Fr. James Groppi: Speech
[06] Teegardin & Van Winkle: God Love And Rock & Roll
[07] Bobby Seale: All Power To The People
[08] Phil Ochs: Here’s To The State of Richard Nixon
[09] Rennie Davis/Dave Dellinger: Speeches
[10] Archie Shepp, Roswell Rudd & CJQ: Free John Now
[11] Leni & Sunny Sinclair: Phone Call with John Sinclair at Jackson Prison
[12] Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen: Seeds & Stems Again
[13] Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen: Jailhouse Rock
[14] Leni & Elsie Sinclair: Speeches
[15] Stevie Wonder: For Once In My Life
[16] Stevie Wonder: Somebody’s Watching You
[17] Stevie Wonder: Heaven Help Us All
[18] Jerry Rubin: Speech
[19] David Peel & The Lower East Side: Have A Marijuana
[20] John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band: John Sinclair
[21] Closing Scene: John Sinclair Release from Jackson Prison, December 13. 1971

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels
Special thanks to Nick Smith
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2013 The John Sinclair Foundation

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