Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij: Hair! [Mon. 29, Tue. 30 June & Wed. 01 July, 2015-25]

 NEW: HAIR! ** AND ALSO: Tonite, Let’s All Make Love in London * Marshall McLuhan * 

HAIR Fuck slogan

BBC ON THIS DAY | 27 | 1968: Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw

1968: Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw

The American hippy musical “Hair” has opened in London – one day after the abolition of theatre censorship.Until yesterday, some of the scenes in the musical, written by out-of-work actors Gerome Ragni and James Rado, would have been considered too outrageous to be shown on a stage in Britain.

The show, billed as an American tribal love-rock musical, first opened in New York on 2 December last year.

Many were angered by scenes containing nudity and drug-taking as well as a strong anti-war message at the height of the Vietnam conflict and the desecration of the American flag on stage.

The show’s transfer to London’s West End would not have been possible before the new Theatres Act which ended the Lord Chamberlain’s powers of censorship dating back to 1737.


MONDAYS 16:00 > 20:00 hrs CET ; TUESDAYS 16:00 > 20:00 hrs CET; WEDESDAYS 12:00 > 16:00 hrs CET


MONDAYS: 16:00 hrs, TUESDAYS  12:00 and 16:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 12:00 hrs
HAIR (London cast recording,
 the entire cd – well, almost)

MONDAYS: 17:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 13:00 and 17:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 13:00 hrs
(entire soundtrack)

Rare performances appearances, interviews:  by Pink Foyd, Vashti, Mick Jagger, Vanessa Redgrave,  Michael Caine, Alan Ginsberg, Julie Christie, Andrew Loog Oldham, David Hockney, The Small Faces, Twice As Much, The Marquess of Kensington, etc. .
“Departing from typical documentary styles, Tonite eschews neat narrative packaging and voice-over, and opts instead for a sometimes jarring montage of scenes from the London clubs and streets, rare footage of performances by the Stones, the Floyd (in one of their first-ever gigs at the UFO club), and others, and political rallies (with Vanessa Redgrave singing “Guantanamera”) – all intercut with the abovementioned interviews. One of the best of the latter is with a very young and charming David Hockney (below), who compares London to California and New York, and debunks ideas about the “swinging London” nightlife (“you need too much money”)” Source:

MONDAYS: 18:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 14:00 and 18:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 14:00 hrs
MARSHALL McLUHAN: The Medium is the Massage (LP, side 1)  ** BANNER THEATRE : RISE UP ** 1 Yes Men * 3 Banker’s Blues * 8 Tax * 4 Entrepreneur * 6 Les * 9 Rise   ** PETER, PAUL and MARY **

MORE ABOUT McLUHAN; see previous show here

MONDAYS: 19:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 15:00 and 19:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 15:00 hrs
CHARLIE HEBDO CHANTE (il y a six mois déjà) + Hans Teeuwen en Youp van ’t Hek
Wolinkski, Cabu,  l’Oncle Bernard (Maris), Cavanna, Tous en Choeur, Patrick Pelloux, Cabu et Mano * JeHan dit Wolinkski: Déclaration * Evariste: Je ne pense qu’à ça (d’après une pièce de Wolinkski, 1969)* Bernard Maris:  A la recherche de la croissance infini: une quête morbide, La création de l’argent par les banques
God Op de Pot *Jezus * Islamliedje * De Islam

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