1970s underground IL newspaper : radical

gregory stomberg By gregory stomberg , 7th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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1970s underground newspaper, Zeke And Surf, from northern IL radicals, centered in lee and ogle counties, from the founders of the rock band syberite.

underground newspapers : 1970s IL

Zeke And Surf : underground northern IL newspaper from the mid 1970s
by Gregory Stomberg
Northern IL UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPER, Zeke And Surf, was founded by Bruce and john schwitters, Dave vogeler, Dave schabacher, and Jim Hauser in Rochelle IL around 1974 right after Bruce and Jim formed the rock band syberite.
A mimeographed messterpeice of freedom, love, politics, pot, and rock and roll teen spirit.
My older brother picked up a copy in Rochelle and gave it to me at the end of 1976 and in 1977 I met Bruce, then Jim, and joined their band that very day but that's another story.
The last issue of Zeke and surf came out just as I had my first two poems published in a poetry anthology.
Syberite broke up etc, in 1984 I met with Bruce and we discussed me bringing back Zeke and surf because of Reagan, bush, war, Iran countra etc and I produced a new issue loaded with new art and articles and reprints.
After that nothing happened until the mini comic, zone, and home taper explosion in the 90s, in 1992 we did a special law and order Rodney king issue.
1999 I got whole of Jim and we did some websites under z and s.
2005 or so I fb friend ed Dave vogeler and he had scanned lots of issues from the past, so they're all on fb somewhere, they need to be collected for ebook, if anyone is willing to convert.
Search the web and YouTube and a few things from the ancient past will pop up.
The End
c 2014 gss

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Newsletter, Newspaper, Underage, Underground, Understanding, Undertaker, Underworld

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Author / musician, creator of the shitkickin kid and the comic book characters, and co creator of detective Neal Adams . Member of the rock band syberite.

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