Personalities | The Fugs | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal group, 1956–69)

Linked culturally to the 1950s beatniks, this burlesque poetry rock outfit was formed in New York by vocalists Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg. While their long hair, anti-everything stance and slapdash musicianship was shared with chartbusting Anglophile garage bands of the mid-1960s, The Fugs’ uncompromising coverage of taboo subjects and Kupferberg’s middle age precluded conventional stardom. Since the mid-1980s, there have been reunion concerts and new albums.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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