The Plastic Peoples of the Universe
The Plastic Peoples of the Universe were a Prague Spring-inspired band during the 1970s. They sang underground in an unconventional rock sound, and were eventually arrested in 1976.
Havel worked closely with the band, and they became his inspiration for Charter 77. When he and Jiri Nemec saw these young band members arrested, they began to understand the power of activism. This group inspired further activism that led to Charter 77.