Sid Rawle passed away on Tuesday aged 64
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Thu Sep 2 01:18:44 BST 2010
Sid Rawle, veteran peace campaigner, free festival organiser, and
former leading light of the London squatters movement, collapsed and
died on a field at Broadoak, near Newnham, Gloucestershire, on the
afternoon of 31st August 2010, aged 64. His death was immediate and
painless, and came right at the end of a very successful Rainbow 2000
Gathering. Sid was known to sensational British tabloid journalists
as 'The King of the Hippies', though it was not a title he ever
claimed for himself. He was born at Exford, Somerset, the son of a
horse-dealer on Exmoor, and was educated at Minehead Comprehensive
(now the West Somerset Community College).
Interview with Sid Rawle by Madan part 1
Sid Rawle also played the Ranter in Kevin Brownlow's 1975 film 'Winstanley'.
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