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AADL Talks To: Peter Andrews

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Peter Andrews, circa 1971. Photo by Leni Sinclair.

In this wide-ranging interview from 2010, Peter Andrews recalls his varied career producing and managing local and regional music talent — from managing the Scot Richard Case (SRC) band and bringing bands like The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and the Yardbirds to Ann Arbor’s Fifth Dimension club, to booking national acts for University of Michigan student groups. He also discusses his role in Ann Arbor’s legendary Blues and Jazz Festivals, producing the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler Arena in 1971, and bringing John Lennon and Yoko Ono to town.

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AADL Talks To: Jerry DeGrieck

AA City Councilman Jerry DeGrieck in 1973In this episode, AADL Talks To Jerry DeGrieck. Jerry was the first elected official to come out as gay in the U.S. alongside council member Nancy Wechsler in 1973. Both were members of the Human Rights Party, and in 1972 beat out local democrats and republicans for two seats on Ann Arbor’s City Council. Jerry recalls his time in Ann Arbor and discusses influential moments in his life politically and personally. Though Jerry moved to Seattle in 1974, he still remembers his time in Ann Arbor fondly, has visited several times over the years, and has maintained lifelong friendships that began here.


Interview with Ann Arbor DJ Jim Dulzo


Jim Dulzo is one of Ann Arbor and Detroit’s favorite DJs. Dulzo is also a very skilled writer, and did music reviews for the Ann Arbor Sun, and many other publications.

Members of the Rainbow People's Party, Summer 1971

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Ann Arbor News, November 6, 1983
FLOWER CHILDREN -- By the time this picture was taken in the summer of 1971, the White Panther Party had changed its name to the Rainbow People's Party. Founder John Sinclair was still in prison, and "Free John Now!" was a rallying cry which kept the group together and gave it national attention. The FBI and the Nixon White House viewed the Ann Arbor group as a band of subversives plotting the overthrow of the government.

A Radical Returns

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