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COLLECTION OF MATERIAL CONCERNING THE IMPRISONMENT OF JOHN SINCLAIR, MANAGER OF THE 60'S ROCK GROUP "MC5", FOUNDER OF THE WHITE PANTHER PARTY.

Mostly Detroit circa 1971. Includes: Sinclair's book GUITAR ARMY. (NY 1972). 8x5", colorful pict wraps, 364pp, worn, stained but INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SINCLAIR. Also, a printed postcard (with name and address lines to be filled in) addressed to Michigan Governor William Milliken asking for Sinclair's sentence to be commuted; folds, minor wear else v.g. Also, one flyer, 8.5 x 5.5", announcing a concert with the Amboy Dukes (w/Ted Nugent), Up, Brat & Otis on Tuesday Aug. 3 (1971?) at the Union Ballroom in Ann Arbor with proceeds going to the John Sinclair Freedom Fund. And, another announcement for the Amboy Dukes, one page, 11x8.5", featuring picture of Ted Nugent, designed by Gary Grimshaw, famed Detroit rock illustrator. And, two copies of the pamphlet "The 10 Year Sentence of John Sinclair", v.g. A flyer "FREE JOHN SINCLAIR", An Appeal for Letters and Donations in Support, one mimeographed page, 14x8.5", folds, soiling else good. The cornerstone of the collection, a Gary Grimshaw poster for a People's Ballroom benefit concert for the John Sinclair Freedom fund to be held at Detroit's Grande Ballroom, Thur. Aug. 5. (1971?) featuring Detroit with Mitch Ryder, Up, Third Power, Pride, Rumor and Iron Horse Exchange, 11x8.5", thre4e color; printed in scarlet with black/white portrait of Sinclair in center, surrounded by two green cannabis leaves. Sinclair was given a 10-year jail sentence for possessing 2 marijuana cigarettes and was freed just days after the December 10, 1971 concert in Ann Arbor by Phil Ochs, Bob Seger, Stevie Wonder and Jon Lennon (Lennon penned the song "John Sinclair" and recorded the concert for a film to be called "Ten for Two"). A great collection of material from the counter-culture era of the late 60's and early 70's that just never surfaces anymore. Grimshaw is one of the most collectible illustrators of Rock & Roll, known for his Grande Ballroom cards.


Book Id: 95-3416

Price: $1,250.00

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