“There must be some kind of way out of here said the joker to the thief…”
Life imitates art in the Vietnam War as Bob Dylan’s elliptical lyrics about a conversation between a joker and a thief in “All Along the Watchtower,” a song made most famous by the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s 1968 version, seem to come alive in this 1969 AP Photo of two marines, one with a Joker card stuck to his helmet. Notice the American flag with them…citizenship! Featured in the book Vietnam: The Real War. HT to Mark Murrman and Mother Jones Magazine.
Jimi Hendrix Experience, “All Along the Watchtower,” 1968.