Thursday, March 4, 2010

Peter and Julius Orlovsky

At Naropa

Julius Orlovsky

Village Gate June 7. 1966, Barbara Rubin, Tuli Kupferberg, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Ed Sanders, Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol.(Storm De Hirsch)

Allen Ginsberg with Peter Orlovsky (meditating), Arthur Russell (cello) and Steven Taylor (guitar) perform on Nam June Paik's TV special for PBS "Good Morning Mr. Orwell" from 1984.

Jean-Jacques Lebel unveils a commemorative plaque to mark the site of the famous Beat Hotel in Paris. Site of the completion of William Burroughs' Naked Lunch and where he wrote many other books including The Soft Machine, plus where his and Brion Gysin's cut-up method was discovered and developed and where Gysin's Dream Machine took shape. Gregory Corso wrote "Bomb", Allen Ginsberg started "Kaddish" etc etc. Beat history.

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