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June 27, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, June 27, 1968

* Martin Luther king Jr. benefit concert
* Madison Square Garden advertisement
* Aretha Franklin - Sonny & Cher and more
* "Mr. Bojangles" song release - Jerry Jeff Walker


The back page has a 6 x 4 inch advertisement for "Soul Together" benefit concert for Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial fund. (see image)
Page 27 has a 12 x 6 inch advertisement for the release of Jerry Jeff Walker's famous song "MR. BOJANGLES" Lyrics are included here. (see image)
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Other interesting items from the counter-culture era. Complete in 56 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, a little margin wear, generally nice.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century