Freeing John Sinclair Concert With The Commander Cody Band
Friday December 9, 2011: 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm -- The Ark
316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (map)
December 10 is the 40th anniversary of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally held here in Ann Arbor (at Crisler Arena) to protest the ten-year prison term given Sinclair for the possession of two marijuana cigarettes (he was released soon after the Rally). This extraordinary evening featured a performance by Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen.
On the eve of the anniversary, we'll celebrate the launch of AADL's Freeing John Sinclair website with this special concert at the Ark featuring The Commander Cody Band with special guest John Sinclair & Beatnik Youth!
Artist, musician and pioneering band leader Commander Cody helped invent a whole new style of music during the early 1970's, a period regarded as the height of rock innovation. Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen are best remembered for their biggest hit 'Hot Rod Lincoln', as well as a string of now classic albums. The band went their separate ways in 1977, after a European tour.
Today, the Commander Cody Band (featuring Commander Cody with Mark Emerick on guitar, Steve Barbuto on drums, and Randy Bramwell on bass) is still wowing crowds at festivals, biker conventions and college concerts. The Band relocated to the east coast in 1997 and has been going strong ever since!
There is no charge to attend this concert at the Ark, but arrive early - seats are on a first-come, first-served basis!