Tagged: 60’s

The 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt

The June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt was one of two escape attempts from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in which neither the escapees, nor their bodies, were found. Late on the night of June 11 or...

Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch is a novel by American writer William S. Burroughs, originally published in 1959. The book is structured as a series of loosely connected vignettes. Burroughs stated that the chapters are intended to be read in...

The Vietnam War in 13 minutes

The Vietnam War is the commonly used name for the Second Indochina War, 1954–1975. Usually it refers to the period when the United States and other members of the SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization)...

Syd Barrett

Roger “Syd” Barrett died ten years ago today of pancreatic cancer on July 7, 2006 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England, but his legacy lives on in the acknowledgement of his increasing influence over...