December 01, 2012

Jackson Browne to headline Peltier concert

Jackson Browne to Headline "Bring Leonard Peltier Home" ConcertJackson Browne is headlining a concert at New York's Beacon Theater. The show called "Bring Leonard Peltier Home" is being hosted by Harry Belafonte and Pete Seeger.

Peltier, Lakota, has been in prison for the past 35 years. He was convicted of killing two FBI agents who showed up on June 25, 1975 at a private residence in Oglala, South Dakota.

Peltier is currently incarcerated at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida.

Jackson Browne, who became famous during the 1970s, has sold over 17 million albums in the United States and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is known for such hits as "The Pretender," "Running on Empty," "Doctor My Eyes," "Take it Easy," and "Somebody's Baby."
Comment:  For more on Leonard Peltier, see 43rd National Day of Mourning and Bono Mack:  Pro-Indian = Anti-American.


Anonymous said...

Don't forget that it is Kiowa guitarist Jesse Ed Davis guitar solo on "Doctor My Eyes" from Jackson Brownes' debut album SATURATE BEFORE USING 1972!

Rob said...

For more on the subject, see:

Concert keeps Peltier Pine Ridge case alive

On Friday, Harry Belafonte and Peter Coyote introduced a lineup of Oglala Sioux Nation tribal leaders, human rights activists and musicians calling on President Obama to free the ailing American Indian prisoner before Christmas. The fundraising concert was held at New York's Beacon Theatre.

Imprisoned since 1976 for murdering two FBI officers during a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Peltier, who is nearing 70, will serve time through 2040 unless the president commutes his sentence. Two codefendants were acquitted.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, folk tunes and Native American spirituals stretched over four hours, beginning with several never-performed verses of "Turn! Turn! Turn!" that 93-year-old Pete Seeger said he recently found in a batch of lyrics he'd written 60 years ago: "A time for dirt, a time for soap/A time for hurt, a time for hope," he gently wavered while strumming his acoustic guitar.