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John Sinclair (poet) On 20 January 2009, to mark Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th President of the United States, Sinclair performed a series of his poems accompanied by a live band, featuring Elliott Levin, Tony Bianco and Jair-Rohm Parker Wells at Cafe OTO in Dalston, East London.[14][15] John Sinclair has recorded several of his poems and essays.

On these albums blues and jazz musicians provide psychedelic soundscapes to accompany his delivery: Les Beats Hotels - William S. Burroughs. Lieu : Au 9 de la rue Git-le-Cœur, dans le 6ème arrondissement de Paris (France), entre la rue Saint André des Arts et le Quai Augustins. L’histoire : En 1933, M. et Mme Rachou, un couple de provinciaux, arrivent de Giverny, près de Rouen, et deviennent gérants de l’hôtel. Ils accueillent les artistes, les autorisent à vivre comme ils veulent., et à payer leur loyer avec leurs œuvres d’art. Mme Rachou gère le bistrot au rez-de-chaussée et la réception de l’hôtel. L’hôtel n’a pas de nom. Il deviendra bientôt de manière officieuse le Beat Hotel. L’hôtel sans nom de Mme Rachou L’arrivée des Beats : Le 15 Octobre 1957, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky et Gregory Corso arrivent à l’hôtel.

Gregory Corso au Beat Hotel William S. Le Beat Hotel se situait au 9, rue Gît-le-Cœur, juste derrière la Place Saint-Michel dans le quartier Latin. Brion Gysin, 1972. Allen Ginsberg. Irwin Allen Ginsberg (/ˈɡɪnzbərɡ/; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow.

Allen Ginsberg

He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem "Howl", in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States.[1][2][3] In 1957, "Howl" attracted widespread publicity when it became the subject of an obscenity trial, as it depicted heterosexual and homosexual sex[4] at a time when sodomy laws made homosexual acts a crime in every U.S. state.

"Howl" reflected Ginsberg's own homosexuality and his relationships with a number of men, including Peter Orlovsky, his lifelong partner.[5] Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that "Howl" was not obscene, adding, "Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms? " Hipster (1940s subculture) Bing Crosby in 1942 In 1939, the word hepster was used by Cab Calloway in the title of his Hepster's Dictionary, which defines hep cat as "a guy who knows all the answers, understands jive".

Hipster (1940s subculture)

In 1944, pianist Harry Gibson modified this to hipster[2] in his short glossary "For Characters Who Don't Dig Jive Talk," published in 1944 with the album Boogie Woogie In Blue, featuring the self-titled hit "Handsome Harry the Hipster".[3] The entry for hipsters defined them as "characters who like hot jazz. " In his book Jazz: A History (1977), Frank Tirro defines the 1940s hipster: To the hipster, Bird was a living justification of their philosophy.

The hipster is an underground man. Marty Jezer, in The Dark Ages: Life in the United States 1945–1960 (1999), provides another definition: In Lennie Tristano's view, the hipsters' relation to bebop was anything but positive: "the supercilious attitude and lack of originality of the young hipsters constitute no less a menace to the existence of bebop.