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Allen Ginsberg

voc, har, 1926-1997 US, Newark, New Jersey
Spoken Word
A.k.a. Irwin Allen Ginsberg

Seminal member of the Beat Generation, Buddhist practitioner, open homosexual before his time, opponent of materialist/militarist society, supporter of free speech and individual liberty, Allen was a Jewish American best known for his prowess as a poet. Born: 3 June 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. Died: 5 April 1997 in NYC, New York, USA (aged 70).

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Harmonium
  • Piano
Genres
  • Spoken Word
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • World
  • Folk
Plays With
Still Life
Popular Tracks   
Howl - Live / 1/29/1959 on Howl by Allen Ginsberg
America on Howl by Allen Ginsberg
Ballad Of The Lights on Ballad Of The Lights by Arthur Russell, the Flying Hearts & Allen Ginsberg
A Supermarket In California - Live / 1/29/1959 on Howl by Allen Ginsberg
Strange New Cottage In Berkeley on Howl by Allen Ginsberg
In Back Of The Real on Howl by Allen Ginsberg
Ballad of the Skeletons on The Ballad Of The Skeletons by Various Artists
Footnote To Howl on Howl by Allen Ginsberg
Ballad of the Skeletons - Edit on The Ballad Of The Skeletons by Various Artists
Father Death Blues on The Last Word on First Blues by Allen Ginsberg

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Last Word On First BluesAllen Ginsberg2016Compil.
First BluesAllen Ginsberg2012Album
Live At The Knitting Factory 1995Allen Ginsberg2010Album
Ballad Of The LightsArthur Russell And The Flying Hearts Featuring Allen Ginsberg2010Album
Symphony No. 6 Plutonian OdePhilip Glass, Allen Ginsberg, Dennis Russell Davies, Lauren Flanigan, Bruckner Orchestra Linz2005Album
The Allen Ginsberg Audio CollectionAllen Ginsberg2004Album
Wichita Vortex SutraAllen Ginsberg2004Album
Viva La Poesia - Schule Für Dichtung WienAllen Ginsberg, Nick Cave, Falco2002Compil.
Beatnici V Praze / The Beats In PragueAllen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder2001Album
Live And Lively!Allen Ginsberg & Don Was2001Album
Meditation RockAllen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Steven Taylor1999Album
Kral Majales / Midget LoveAllen Ginsberg / Hula Hoop1998Single
The Ballad Of The SkeletonsAllen Ginsberg & Paul McCartney, Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye1996Album
Killer Up! (1969-1972)Up (5) Also Featuring Total Energy1995Album
Holy Soul Jelly Roll Songs And Poems (1949-1993) SamplerAllen Ginsberg1994Album
Holy Soul Jelly Roll: Poems And Songs 1949-1993Allen Ginsberg1994Album
Hydrogen JukeboxPhilip Glass - Allen Ginsberg1993Album
Cosmopolitan GreetingsGeorge Gruntz / Allen Ginsberg1993Album
September On Jessore RoadAllen Ginsberg, The Mondriaan Quartet1992Album
The Lion For RealAllen Ginsberg1989Album
ÜvöltésHobo Blues Band & Allen Ginsberg1987Album
Holy Soul & Jelly RollAllen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan1987Album
September On Jessore Road / Grüss Aus WienAllen Ginsberg & The Mondriaan Quartet / Niew Hip Stilen1983Single
Allen Ginsberg With Still LifeAllen Ginsberg With Still Life1983Album
First BluesAllen Ginsberg1982Album
Birdbrain / Sue Your ParentsAllen Ginsberg With The Gluons1981Single
First Blues: Rags, Ballads & Harmonium SongsAllen Ginsberg1981Album
Gate, Two Evenings With Allen Ginsberg Vol.1 SongsAllen Ginsberg1980Album
Plutonium OdeAllen Ginsberg1979Single
Plutonium OdeAllen Ginsberg1979Single
America Today! (The World's Greatest Poets Vol. I)Allen Ginsberg / Gregory Corso / Lawrence Ferlinghetti1971Album
Free John Now!UP / Allen Ginsberg And Peter Orlovsky1971Single
Songs Of Innocence And ExperienceAllen Ginsberg / William Blake1970Album
Ginsberg's ThingAllen Ginsberg1969Album
Poems From The 1968 Pirelli CalendarKakinomoto No Hitomaro, Yamabe No Akahito, Lady Otomo No Sakanoe, Fujiware No Sadaie, Pierre de Ronsard, Robert Herrick, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Allen Ginsberg, Dr.Karen Singh1968Compil.
The Ginsbergs At The ICAAllen Ginsberg And Louis Ginsberg1967Album
Consciousness & Practical ActionAllen Ginsberg1967Album
Reads KaddishAllen Ginsberg1966Album
Poetry ReadingAllen Ginsberg1965Single
What's Happening on EarthAllen Ginsberg1965Single
Poeti Moderni AmericaniFrank O'Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Giancarlo Sbragia, Cicci Santucci, Enzo Scoppa1962Single
Howl And Other PoemsAllen Ginsberg1959Album
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