Monday, July 12, 2010

Tuli Kupferberg, R. I. P.

Tuli Kupferberg, Poet and Singer, Dies at 86 - ArtsBeat Blog - "Tuli Kupferberg, the poet, singer and professional bohemian who went from being a noted Beat to becoming, in his words, “the world’s oldest rock star” when he helped found the Fugs, the bawdy and politically pugnacious folk-rock group, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 86 and had been a longtime resident of Greenwich Village."
Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


Ed Gorman said...

Not even Cole Porter could top "River of Shit" my favorite Tuli song from the days when drugs were everywhere you reached.

Rusty said...

The Fugs, along with the Mothers of Invention, considerably hastened the process of warping my innocent young mind.

Farewell, Tuli, and thanks.


Todd Mason said...

Between this an Harvey Pekar, not a good week so far for the mutant latter-day Beats.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea Tuli was that old.

I remember reading 1001 Ways to beat the Draft back in the late 60s.

God, we're old.

*searches for geezer bus*