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  1. When it comes to cannabis and punk rock legend John Sinclair — a year marijuana advocate whose high-profile arrest helped bring an end to Michigan’s restrictive drug laws — he’s not exactly feeling legendary these days.
  2. Jan 22,  · An Introduction – John Sinclair in his own words. John Sinclair (born October 2, ) hails from Flint, Michigan in the United States. John attended Albion College and graduated from the Flint College of the University of Michigan with an A.B. in English Literature in January
  3. A strong supporter of community service, John served as Treasurer for the Bainbridge Island Public Library, and as Treasurer of the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center. John had a warm and compassionate spirit and was a loyal and trusted friend to many.
  4. The John Sinclair Freedom Rally was a protest and concert in response to the imprisonment of John Sinclair for possession of marijuana held on December 10, , in the Crisler Arena at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, carswihanighrerateachtoutetesipcent.coinfo event was filmed and released as Ten For Two.. The reason behind the concert was the arrest of Sinclair, who was given ten years in prison for the.
  5. Oct 15,  · The counterculture Sinclair helped create came to his rescue, however, when John Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Phil Ochs and others performed at a successful benefit gig to petition for his release. Since that epochal moment, Sinclair has travelled the globe and performed with some of the world's finest musicians. He interviewed Sun Ra in Reviews: 4.
  6. Mar 31,  · In , John Lang Sinclair became a student at the University of Texas (UT) in Austin. The first UT band was formed in and Sinclair, possessing an aptitude for music, joined it as well as the Glee Club. The student head of the Glee Club, Lewis Johnson, urged Sinclair to .
  7. Sinclair was finally railroaded off to jail after giving away two joints to an undercover narcotics agent. Since this was his third conviction on similar offenses, Sinclair received the maximum sentence of ten years. While in prison, the Free John campaign was founded and culminated in a benefit concert to get Sinclair released.
  8. Music and poetry. John Sinclair (poet) (born ), American poet and political activist John Sinclair (musician) (born ), musician, played with Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep Yasus Afari (born ), Jamaican dub poet, born John Sinclair; Johnny Sinclair, musician in the bands The Pursuit of Happiness and Universal Honey "John Sinclair", a song by John Lennon on the Some Time in New .

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