Ed Sanders

Genres: Documentaries
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Sanders, 17 August 1939, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. A veteran of New York’s bohemian enclave, poet Sanders co-founded the Peace Eye Bookstore and edited the publication Fuck You: A Magazine Of The Arts. In 1965 he joined Tuli Kupferberg and Ken Weaver in the Fugs. Sanders wrote many of this irreverent band’s best-known songs, including ‘Frenzy’, ‘Wet Dream’ and ‘Ramses II Is Dead, My Love’. He embarked on a solo career following the Fugs’ disintegration, completing two country-influenced albums in the early 70s, which, if not commercially successful, did at least inspire a cult following. However, Sanders is better known for his literary work, in particular his book The Family (1971), a widely acclaimed investigative account of the Charles Manson/Sharon Tate murder case. During the 80s Sanders collaborated with Shockabilly and reconvened the Fugs for a series of fascinating releases. In 1987 his poetry was...

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