Jesus RIP : legendary hippie ‘idiot dancer’ diesRegular London gig goers from the late sixties to about 2010 will remember the mysterious skeletal long haired freak ‘idiot dancing’ at many of the key gigs. Nicknamed Jesus – he was arguably the last of the hippies who had appeared on the scene in the underground in the late sixties and danced his way through wave of youth culture for decades with a wild abandon.

His death feels like the end of an era.

There is a brilliant article about him here.



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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. Used to see him at gigs in the early 80’s – Playn Jayn, Hollywood Killers in particular. For those of us interested in the music above all & delving back into old psych, as opposed to a fashion fad & marketing opportunity, seeing him was a final remaining thread to the days of UFO & Middle Earth. But sadly he was too fried to get any historical insight or info from – just babble about the meaning of colours.


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