Monday, 5 September 2016
Good Trip Richard !
Richard Neville (b. 1941 in Sidney, Australia) died Sunday aged 74. He was a journalist, writer and a social commentor who founded the unfamous underground magazine OZ in 1963 in Australia. Traveling the "Hippie trail", he then reached London in 1966, where he met with other editors and collaborators and continued to publish the glorious 'zine until its closing in 1973.
Richard wrote several books, among them the legendary "Play Power"(1970),,a political/existential statement and one of the most funny, provocative and brilliant book written about the "psychedelic revolution" and the hip scene of those glorious times and "Hippie, Hippie, Shake: The Dreams, the Trip, the Trials, the Love-ins, the Screw ups - the Sixties" (1995) and "Out of My Mind: From Flower Power to the Third Millenium - the Seventies, the Eighties and the Nineties (1996)
Read about Richard' s life here
(Richard, right, with OZ co-editors James Anderson, left, and
Felix Dennis in 1971, at the times of the OZ obscenity trial.)