Mike Gordon, bassist, banjoist, and a founding member of the great jam band Phish, was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts on this date in 1965. Phish came together as a band of four in 1983 at the University of Vermont, and Gordon served not only as bass player and vocalist but as the band manager, booking […]

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July 28: Fighting the Good Fight in California

Attorney William K. Coblentz, who defended the California Board of Regents from Governor Ronald Reagan’s red-baiting, represented Patty Hearst after her kidnapping-recruitment by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), and served as legal representative for the Grateful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane, was born in Santa Maria, California on this date in 1922. Coblentz was a […]

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