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Published on Jan 29, 2011
The 'Hippy Rag underground newspaper' "The Georgia Straight" was started in 1967 by Dan McLeod in Vancouver. Bob Geldof features as a music writer and drinking partner. Over the years 'The Straight' was busted more times than any other newspaper in the world and is still going strong. It started Bob Geldof on his journey and was the mid-wife of Greenpeace. Many well known alumni including, Doug 'and the Slugs' Bennett, and Brent 'Ghostbusters' Boates worked for little money at the Straight. Today it is a multi-million dollar business. 'Straight' alumnus Tom Crighton, now of Brighton England, was my co-conspirator on this one. We both produced, Tom wrote it...and I directed.