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Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

by Ryan H. Walsh,
Tulsa World, March 18, 2018

Appearing on public television channel WGBH’s “What’s Happening, Mr. Silver?”, “the first TV show that spoke to the stoned generation,” Mel Lyman, a former musician in Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band who had become the guru of the Fort Hill Community in Boston, was asked if 1968 was a holy year and he was its avatar. “Sometimes, I am the avatar,” Lyman said, “and sometimes, I’m asleep.”


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