Monday, July 12, 2010

RIP Tuli Kupferberg

Tuli Kupferberg, a co-founder of the Fugs, has died. He was 86.

Robert Christgau called the Fugs "the Lower East Side’s first true underground band."

As the Times noted, the The Fugs formed in 1964 in the Peace Eye Bookstore on East 10th Street ... (Ephemeral New York has more on the bookstore here.)

Here's a photo of the shop when it was on 147 Avenue A...

Read more about Tuli's work here. Read more about the band's history here.


Starzstylista said...

such a sad bad day - tuli kupferberg and harvey pekar. if our lament is the loss of originality, yesterday was devastating.

Doug Lynner said...

My recent radio show was a memorial tribute to Tuli Kupferberg. It can be heard for free on my blog at The show was a labor of love for a big influence on me. Thanks for listening.