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When Abbie Met Jerry: Jewish Radicalism In the 1960s

The cultural revolution of the 1960s changed America forever. At the forefront of this revolution were two Jewish men, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Learn how they met and what made two nice Jewish boys the radicals that they became.

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When Abbie Met Jerry

Jews In Punk Music

This was originally presented on April 17th, 2011, two days after the 10th Anniversary of the death of Jeffry Ross Hyman, better known as lead singer Joey Ramone of The Ramones. Thousands of fans, including me, remember Joey as someone who touched our lives, who made us smile even during difficult times.

Punk rock grew out of the artistic endeavors of a number of Jewish pioneers. Drawing from Alan Ginsburg’s poem Howl and the comedy of Lenny Bruce, evolving into the music of Tuli Kupferberg and the Fugs, to early punk antecedents Lou Reed and The Dictators, Richard Hell and the Voidoids and Ramones created something magical. This traces their journey.

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