34 min

21 – Hugh “Chopper” King, From Pyromaniac to Militant Radical to TV Producer/Personality The Andy's Treasure Trove Podcast

    • Performing Arts

This time my conversation is with Hugh King (also known as "Chopper King.") When I interviewed Hugh, it was at his and his wife Karen’s cavernous concrete home in Los Angeles about ten years ago. What I’ve selected from our conversation for this podcast has to do with three distinct parts of Hugh’s life that I find especially interesting: 1) His childhood pyromania; 2) The part Hugh played in the anti-war “GI Coffeehouse Movement” during the Vietnam War in the late 1960’s and 70’s; and 3) The emergence of Hugh's "Chopper King" character from the TV shows Biker Build-off and Motorcycle Mania.

This time my conversation is with Hugh King (also known as "Chopper King.") When I interviewed Hugh, it was at his and his wife Karen’s cavernous concrete home in Los Angeles about ten years ago. What I’ve selected from our conversation for this podcast has to do with three distinct parts of Hugh’s life that I find especially interesting: 1) His childhood pyromania; 2) The part Hugh played in the anti-war “GI Coffeehouse Movement” during the Vietnam War in the late 1960’s and 70’s; and 3) The emergence of Hugh's "Chopper King" character from the TV shows Biker Build-off and Motorcycle Mania.

34 min

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