Sid Rawle passed away on Tuesday aged 64

Tony Gosling tony at
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

part 2

Sid Rawle also played the Ranter in Kevin Brownlow's 1975 film 'Winstanley'. 

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