Allen Ginsberg

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Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 June 1926, New Jersey, USA, d. 5 April 1997, New York City, New York, USA. One of the most prominent poets of the twentieth century, Ginsberg also recorded several singles and albums, some including unaccompanied readings of his poetry, others featuring his writings set to music. Ginsberg originally aligned with the ‘beat’ movement of the 50s and 60s. He befriended and worked with many musicians through the years, among them Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, the Clash, John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, Phil Ochs, the Fugs, Pete Seeger and Phil Spector. He was a member of Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue touring company.

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