The people who have inspired me have been human beings who have stood up for freedom, equality, fairness, justice and passion! They have been writers, artists, politicians, musicians, scientists, film-makers and ordinary people!
Emily Pankhurst, Thomas Jefferson, Bobby Searle, Angela Davies, Jerry Rubin, Jack Kerouac, Roy Harper, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Tom Payne, Gerrard Winstanley, William Morris, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Levellers, Tolpuddle martyrs, Patrick McGoohan, Ken Russell, Picasso, George Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Beatles, John Lennon, Germaine Greer, Bob Dylan, Nick Harper, Bob Marley, Michael Smith, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Dylan Thomas, Vincent Van Gogh, Guagin, Renoir, Goons, Monty Python, Ken Loach, Plato, Philip K Dick, UN Declaration of Human Rights, Kurt Vonnegutt Jnr, D H Lawrence, Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, Desmond Morris, Gordon Rattray Taylor, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, Pink Floyd, Albert Einstein, Gallileo, Lennin, Karl Marx, Ken Saraweyo, Arthur C Clarke, Henry Miller, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Don Van Vliet, George Best, Marty Feldman, Jello Biafra, Woody Guthrie, Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band, Country Joe & the Fish, Enid Blyton, Donovan, Leonard Cohen, George Orwell, Jefferson Airplane, Robert Sheckley, Haruki Murakami, Iain Banks, Ian McEwan, Christopher Hitchins, Jacque Cousteau, Stephen Hawkins, Pete Smith, Stiff Little Fingers, Robert Johnson, Elmore James, Richard Dawkins, Robert Heinlein, Larry Niven, John Steinbeck, Buddha, Richard Brautigan, Herman Hesse, The Rolling Stones, Son House, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Isaac Asimov, Jane Fonda, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Salvador Dali, Magritte, Heironymus Bosch, Lenny Bruce, Norman Mailer, John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Jackson C Frank, Frank Zappa, Kathy & Toby, John Cooper Clarke, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Clash, Sex Pistols, Red Cloud, Evo Morales, Fidel Castro, Aldous Huxley, Mahatma Ghandi, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Margaret Atwood, Woody Allen, Mr Tranter, A S Neill, David Attenbrough, Pete Seeger, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Fugs, Kashuo Ishiguro, Keith Moon, Cream, Edmund Cooper, Ivan Illich, Tony Benn, and hosts of others.
I am continually inspired!!
Perhaps you would be inspired by some of my books?