In Honor of Michael McClure’s Birthday

Today, October 20, is Michael McClure’s birthday. Here are a few videos to celebrate!

Michael McClure, Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, Jay Lane, & Jason Crosby

From a performance at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California, on September 12, 2013

Michael McClure & Ray Manzarek – “Pico Boulevard”

This song comes from the brilliant 2012 album, “The Piano Poems: Live from San Francisco.”

Reading from Ghost Tantras to the lions at the San Francisco Zoo

Astounding.

The Big Mix: Michael McClure, Ray Manzarek, George Brooks, Rob Wasserman, & Jay Lane

A performance at Yoshis in San Francisco, May 4, 2008.

The Holloway Series in Poetry, UC Berkeley, 2008

A reading at the University of California

The Big Mix

A performance at 142 Throckmorton Theatre – Mill Valley, California, August 10, 2011.

And that’s not all!

The Allen Ginsberg Blog has put together a wonderful tribute to Michael.

Also check out The Doors Examiner’s article: Beat poet Michael McClure’s 81st birthday

Though not birthday-related, there’s a review of the newly-back-in-print Ghost Tantras at HTML Giant.

Be sure to visit Michael’s website, too.

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