An Uncensored Journey Through the Sixties
By John Ré
Red Dawn Productions

Starting in the early 70s, well before MTV came on the scene, John Ré spent ten years assembling video collages of found footage to accompany his favorite songs. I fell in love with Re’s unapologetic celebration of rebellion on first watching. What genius to pair B.B. King’s “The Thrill is Gone” with footage of the 1967 Harlem uprising, or Janis Joplin’s haunting rendition of “Summertime” set to images of the police attacking protesters at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, 1969. 

The disc has a supplementary section comprised of 1600+ photographs of underground newspapers, posters, leaflets and pamphlets and  from all over the U.S. and the UK. 

Except for the odd used VHS copy, the videos on the disc have not been available for twenty years. The still photographs are only on the videodisc which has been out of print for 25 years.

The over and videos are below. The supplementary section, produced by Sandra Mueller is HERE.

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inside cover spread

The Thrill is Gone, B.B. King

I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye

Summertime, Janis Joplin

White Bird (Changing Horses), Incredible String Band

Incident at Neshabur, Santana

Wild Thing, Jimmy Hendrix

Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones

Dark Star, Grateful Dead

Freedom, Richie Havens

Going Up Country, Canned Heat