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Ryan H Walsh is the author of Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

Unstructured Podcast – Episode 121 – Ryan H Walsh is the author of Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

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On this episode Eric interviews Ryan H Walsh a writer who delved into the secret history of 1968. What do Van Morrison, the Velvet Underground, and a cult leader have in common? They were all major figures in Boston 1968. Their stories and many others are covered in Ryan's book Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968.

The book is a mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968 that features the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison. The story casts a light on folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more. You can also read Ryan H. Walsh's original 2015 Boston Magazine article about Van Morrison's Astral Sojourn that sparked Ryan's journey to write his book.

The Van Morrison album and the hidden stories of 1968 Boston

 

Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 | Talks at Google

 

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