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
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.