By Hammond Guthrie
AsEverWas, in addition to Ed Sanders’ Tales of Beatnik Glory are the 2 most vital tomes I’ve visible recounting these many years of the 20th century. — Larry Sawyer, Editor, Milk Magazine
Hammond takes you locations you must linger and others that reason you to shudder with fears you may now not understand you had. It used to be the sixties, yet you haven’t learn this tale prior to. — touch upon Amazon.com from a reader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Hammond’s e-book might be one of many crucial freak histories. — Michael Simmons, LA Weekly columnist
It introduced again thoughts I’ve by no means had! — Gary Fulkerson, singer/songwriter
When the counterculture was once busy being born in la and San Francisco within the mid-1960s, Hammond Guthrie came across himself in the course of hipster heaven, someplace among overdue Beat and early Hippie. A budding painter and author, he speedy made buddies with a few of the musicians, poets, functionality artists and highway those that have been blazing trails into new existence.
Realizing that existence was once intended to be a complete journey, a continuous experience, he left the West Coast together with his spouse for England and immersed himself within the substitute scene in London – the area of foreign instances, the flying saucers membership, Arts Lab, inner-city squats – with a writing gig at Time Out journal.
Moving directly to Amsterdam, he befriended Provos and free-living bohemians, whereas construction a promising occupation within the artwork international – the Stedelijk Museum even received his work for his or her assortment.
yet within the early Nineteen Seventies the journey took a surreal flip. His spouse begun taking unfastened love a ways too actually, and her amorous escapade with a drug broker entangled them either in a traumatic intrigue within the twilight sector of Tangier. Hammond’s Moroccan undertaking used to be to spring 5 americans, together with his wife’s lover, from 60-year legal sentences for wholesale cannabis smuggling.
Here he tells all of it in his playful variety, with a prepared eye for absurd element and an unflagging humorousness. one of the thousands of recognized and not-so-famous personalities he encountered alongside the best way have been the Buffalo Springfield, Del shut, Max Crosley, Richie Havens, Nico, Carmen McCrea, Allen Ginsberg, John “Hoppy” Hopkins, William Burroughs, Simon Vinkenoog, Kenneth Alsop, Pete Townshend, and Emmet Grogan.
I laughed, I cried. It’s a wonderful e-book written in fascinating conversational type, bringing again excellent stories from a superb time. — Herb Gold, Beat journalist
AsEverWas captures the tale of numerous others who lived at the fringes in the course of an period whilst the rustic used to be at an enormous crossroads. a person who was once alive in the course of those turbulent occasions and who offers a rattling approximately simply how we came should still learn this book — John Aiello, poet and journalist
Helps you spot, suppose and comprehend the moods, humans and locations that formed a rare decade. For its variety and its classes, Hammond Guthrie’s memoir is an extraordinary and critical success. — Stew Albert, co-founder of the Yippies
I’m blown away by means of the tales – [he] particularly [has] noticeable and performed all of it. simply attention-grabbing and, in contrast to such a lot of of the opposite debts I’ve obvious, [Hammond] really does remember. — Jeff Tamarkin, writer of Got a Revolution
‘What a fabulous shock lurking underneath the canopy of this one.’ — Jack Magazine
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