Tag Archives: Counterculture of the 1960s

20Aug/17

Comedian Dick Gregory, active in U.S. civil rights movement, dies at age 84

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – Comedian Dick Gregory, who took an active role in the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, has died at age 84, his son said on social media on Saturday (August 19).
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19Mar/17

‘Bye Bye Johnny B. Goode’

Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock ‘n’ roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and lyricists, creating raucous anthems that defined the genre’s sound and heartbeat, has died at his Missouri home at age 90.

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06Sep/15

Never before seen footage of Janis Joplin in Venice documentary

American filmmaker Amy Berg’s documentary on Janis Joplin, which includes 12 minutes of new footage and audio, screens at the Venice Film Festival.
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16Aug/15

U.S. civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP Julian Bond dies aged 75

U.S. civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP Julian Bond, who also held elected office in Georgia for two decades, died on Saturday (April 16) aged 75

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