Wolfe Thomas interview

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Wolfe and Patti Kunkle, Queen of L5P
Wilton Hugh "Wolf" Thomas, famous street personality of Atlanta Georgia, Little Five Points, know for selling of the Great Speckled Bird newspaper for decades. This image was made at The Great Speckled Bird Reunion at Complex B in Atlanta Ga. by T.W. Meyer.
Wilton Hugh “Wolf” Thomas, famous street personality of Atlanta Georgia, Little Five Points, know for selling of the Great Speckled Bird newspaper for decades. This image was made at The Great Speckled Bird Reunion at Complex B in Atlanta Ga. by T.W. Meyer.

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In Atlanta during the late sixties and onward, a fixture on the local scene has been Wolfe Thomas, known simply as Wolfe, selling periodicals.

Tom Millican “Tom the Birdman” at 10th and Peachtree

Famous for his and Tom Millican’s standing at 10th Street and Peachtree selling first The Great Speckled Bird, then other less noble periodicals like Girls! Girls! Girls!,  Wolfe was instantly recognizable by his height and blonde locks. One of the good guys of the street, hard at work at his post No matter the weather. Wolfe is always friendly, even if a bit grumpy at times, and is always ready to help out others in the street community.

Like so many of the hip folks, Wolfe transferred his allegiance to Ponce at Highland and Little Five Points to sell magazines when Midtown gentrified .

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      All recordings copyright the strip project

Coming into Atlanta

“It’s all happening at ‘The Zoo’”

The music changed and Beats became  Hippies

Ed Knight

Feelin’ at home with the hippies

Atlanta street people

On The Strip

Atlanta’s digger, Bongo

Piedmont Police Riot

Cosmic carnival tales

A newspaper for the Homeless

Stre

et folks and Chili Dog Charlie’s

the last Birds

The 12th Gate and The Bistro

Jacob, street lawyer wino

bad times – the loitering laws

Little Five Points merchants

The Strip project

Wolfe sings Dusty Roads

Kudos to Bill Horrisberger for his earlier StoryCorp interview of Wolfe.Listen here.

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2 thoughts on “Wolfe Thomas interview

  1. I married Wolfe’s friend Tony in’79. I haven’t seen Wolfe since around ’85. They called me Bobbi. Not a day has gone by without that time on mind. I am far away now but I wish I could visit.

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