Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin, 1916-1999)




Moondog: the Man on the Street (July 3, 1971), Part 1
Moondog: the Man on the Street (July 3, 1971), Part 2

Gordon Spencer of WBAI in New York presents a program about Louis Hardin, more popularly known as Moondog. From the 1940s up until 1974 Moondog made his living as a street musician and poet in New York City and was typically found near the jazz clubs on 52nd Street. Blind since an accident when he was 16 years old, Moondog was always recognizable in his Viking helmet playing a variety of instruments, some of his own design. In this program Moondog talks about his interests, his influences and his experiences.


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