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Remembering The Cockettes

Clay Geerdes
Clay Geerdes
Clay Geerdes

The San Francisco drag troupe The Cockettes — which counts Devine and Sylvester among its members — is back on stagethis weekend in Oakland. This week we’ll hear from two of the Cockettes founders,Fayette Hauser, and music directorScrumbly Koldewyn.

The Cockettes were founded in 1969 by a group of, mostly queer hippies in San Francisco. While they weren’t around for long, the Cockettes left an outsized legacy that we explore this week with exclusive recordings and interviews.

To see The Cockettes: Eternal Emissions live in Oakland,click here.

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This episode was hosted, produced and edited by Christopher Beale.

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Christopher J. Beale is an independent radio host, producer, and journalist living in San Francisco.