Thursday, June 14, 2007


Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1964 American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) Ken Kesey (1935 - 2001) and his band of Merry Pranksters, including Ken Babbs and Neal Cassady at the wheel, left Perry Lane in Furthur, their psychedelic 1939 International Harvester school bus, and began their legendary cross-country bus trip to the 1964 World's Fair in New York.

There they attended a publication party for Kesey's new novel, Sometimes a Great Notion, checked out the World's Fair, and paid a visit to Timothy Leary and his associates at the Millbrook estate of Peggy, Billy and Tommy Hitchcock, heirs to the Mellon fortune.

They arrived in New York City in mid-July 1964 and were introduced to Jack Kerouac at a fateful party. Details of the trip came to be chronicled by Tom Wolfe in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ...

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