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Howard Marks & John Sinclair for Button Factory
Spoken-word double-header ahoy!
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 25 Apr 2012
American political activist, poet and former manager of the MC5, John Sinclair, joins forces with Howard Marks for a spoken word double-header on May 27 in the Dublin Button Factory. Tickets priced €18 are available from tickets.ie/umack & Sound Cellar.
While Mr. Marks’ drug-trafficking exploits are well-known round these parts, you mightn’t be aware of Sinclair’s White Panther Party past and the 10-years he was sentenced to in 1969 after giving two joints to an undercover narcotics officer.
His 1971 release was secured by high-profile admirers like Stevie Wonder, John Lennon and Allan Ginsberg who campaigned on his behalf and organised a protest concert attended by 15,000 people.