Neal Cassady’s Birthday

[Neal Cassady (1926-1968)] – Photograph by Herb Greene via The Grateful Dead Archive Online]

Neal Cassady‘s birthday today, born February 8, 1926 in Salt Lake City.

In Denver tomorrow, the David Amram Quartet will headline the 9th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash at the Mercury Cafe, featuring music, poetry and reminiscences celebrating the life and the legend of Neal Cassady,

The following day, February 10th, at the Alamo Drafthouse/Sloan’s Lake, there will be a special screening of the film Magic Trip  (2011) detailing Cassady and Ken Kesey’s 1964 adventures (Cassady driving the bus with the Merry Pranksters)  Also shown will be the seminal Beat film, Pull My Daisy., followed by a discussion featuring Neal’s daughter Jami Cassady, and David Amram (who appears in the film and composed the movie’s score)


Neal Cassady on the Allen Ginsberg Project – Some previous postings – here, here , here and here

See also (on the legendary Joan Anderson Letter) here and here


Neal Cassady died fifty years ago last Sunday

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