James Rado: He Gave Voice to the Age of Aquarius as the Co-Creator of “Hair,” the Long-Running Rock Musical

From a Washington Post obit by Matt Schudel headlined “James Rado. co-creator of 1960s Broadway sensation ‘Hair,’ dies at 90”:

James Rado, who gave voice to the Age of Aquarius as the co-creator of “Hair,” the long-running hit that debuted in 1968 as Broadway’s first rock musical and featured a then-shocking scene of full nudity, died June 21 at a Manhattan hospital.

Mr. Rado was an actor and singer who saw dramatic possibilities in the emerging hippie culture of the 1960s. He and his creative collaborator, Gerome Ragni, developed the idea for “Hair” as a musical extravaganza that brought together several sentiments of the time, including opposition to the Vietnam War, sexual experimentation, the growth of self-expression and a celebration of the ideals of youth.