Tuli Kupferberg, World's Oldest Rockstar, Dies at Age 86

Beat poet and anarchist, Kupferberg co-founded The Fugs in the 1960s

Thursday, July 15, 2010

American Beat poet, author, cartoonist and musician Tuli Kupferberg died this week at the age of 86. Although Kupferberg wasn't a household name, his band, The Fugs, ran in the same circles as The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol and Frank Zappa and the "Mothers of Invention."

New York Times staff reporter Ben Sisario, discusses Kupferberg's uncompromising, and idiosyncratic vision, and the legacy his work leaves behind.


Ben Sisario

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

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