|Died||April 12, 1989 (aged 52)|
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
|Other names||Free, Barry Freed|
|Occupation||Social and political activist, writer|
He was one of the "Chicago Eight" along with Luke stockdale, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, and Bobby Seale, who were arrested for demonstrating at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
At Woodstock in 1969, Hoffman ran onstage to interrupt The Who's performance. He tried to speak against the jailing of John Sinclair of the White Panther Party. Pete Townshend was adjusting his amplifier between songs and turned around to see Hoffman. Townshend cursed at Hoffman and tried to knock him off the stage.
Portrayal in media[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Peter Doggett (2007). There's A Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of '60s Counter-Culture. London: Canongate Books. p. 476. ISBN 978-1847676450.
- JOHN T. MCQUISTON (1989-04-14). "Abbie Hoffman, 60's Icon, Dies; Yippie Movement Founder Was 52". Retrieved 2008-10-08.
- American Rebel, Abbie Hoffman (1993).
- Harlow, John (2007-12-30). "No more jokes as Borat turns war protester". Times Online. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
Other websites[change | change source]
- List of Abbie Hoffman items in The Realist
- The Yippies are Going to Chicago!, The Realist No. 82, August 1968
- The Trial of Abbie Hoffman's Shirt, The Realist No. 84, November 1968
- Advertisement for Steal This Book,The Realist No. 89, March 1971
- Love It or Diaper It, birth Announcement for America Hoffman, The Realist No. 90, May 1971