Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Rabble Rouser Dyke Communist Loud-mouth broad Man-Hater Bitch Subversive Trouble Maker As you can see by the epithets hurled at me (and that’s the short list), I caused quite a splash in the feminist 1970s, an inspiration for rebellious young baby boomer ladies. Ever hear the phrase: “A woman’s place is in the house –Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 25th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Counterculture/New Age,Me Generation,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

I was the poster boy for baby boomer rebellion. I dropped out of Berkeley in 1964 and led the first big demonstrations against the Viet-Nam war. I also co-founded the Yippies—the Youth International Party. Yippie Flag: Marijuana Leaf over Socialist Red Star I was a honcho in New Left politics, one of the infamous “ChicagoRead the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHO AM I?

Posted on January 19th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Crime,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg

Lenny Bruce Stokely Carmichael Jack Ruby (killed Lee Harvey Oswald) Angela Davis Abbie Hoffman Wayne Williams (serial killer) Sheik Omar Abdel-Rathman (1993 World Trade center bombing) John Gotti (head of the Gambino crime family) The Chicago 7 I defended them all in court. I was the best known lawyer of the boomer era. I neverRead the Rest…

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LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1966

His parties were infamous. He was a Pied Piper for young, impressionable baby boomers, a wild man disguised behind a tweed suit, pipe sucking, staid English facade. Young “Professor Ted” was a step ahead of the times, especially at conservative University of Southern California. His annual Spring Solstice soiree at his sprawling “pad” was anRead the Rest…

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A BAD PUN

Posted on September 25th, 2010 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Music,New Left by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1968 John Lennon made him a national boomer celebrity by staging the ‘Free John Now Rally.’ He was already a local demi-god: cutting edge rock promoter, renegade editor, poet, revolutionary, drug visionary and martyr—serving a 10 year sentence for offering two free joints to an undercover agent. “He’s a heavy dude, man.”Read the Rest…

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BABY BOOMER CELEBRITY: WHO AM I?

Posted on June 7th, 2010 in 1960s,1970s,Black History & Personalities,Crime,New Left,Politics by Terry Hamburg

People will forever remember me for my famous line: “Violence is as American as apple pie.” I must declare, it’s a baby boomer new left classic, but I did a lot more than spout catchy ditties. New left. Old left. I just wanted to empower those who had been left behind. As the head ofRead the Rest…

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