Richard Neville: Oz magazine co-founder dies aged 74
|Richard Neville (16 December 1941 – 4 September 2016)|
On the weekend Richard passed away in Oz a giant wooden replica of 17th-century London was set ablaze in the city of London on the River Thames, marking the 350th anniversary of the devastating Great Fire of London.
The Great Fire of London broke out in Thomas Farrinor's bakery on Pudding Lane shortly after midnight on September 2, 1666, and gradually spread through the city before finally being extinguished on September 5.
Great Fire of London anniversary: Replica burns 350 years on from disaster
So, a founder of Oz magazine that set intellectual fires burning in London in the hippy era passes away in the unofficial hippy capital of Oz (Byron Bay) on September 4th, as a replica of the city of London is set on fire to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the great fire of London.
A fire that 350 years ago burned from the 2nd of September to the 5th of September.
Weird, or what?
On a personal note, I found this picture below when looking for images of Oz magazine covers.
It's advertising an exhibition of Oz magazines in 2016 opening on the 8th of April, which is my father's birthday and he also has dementia and is now in a nursing home expected to die from it in the near future.