Neal Cassady’s Birthday


Neal Cassady‘s birthday today and that means the (8th) annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash, held at the Mercury Cafe (in the upstairs ballroom)  in Denver.

Performers and readers at the 2017 Bash will include Denver author of Chicano noir fiction, Manuel Ramos, poets Ed Ward and Jennifer Dunbar Dorn, Zack Kopp (author of The Denver Beat Scene), and singer/songwriter Marty Jones,  and Neal’s son Robert Hyatt (who has just published his first book, Beat Bastard),  If you wanna know just how Hyatt discovered Neal was his father,  check out Gregory Daurer’s piece in this week’s Westword.

For previous Cassady birthday notices on the Ginsberg blog – see herehere and hereplus

see Cassady and Ginsberg at City Lights – here 

and here (from 1993) –  the Neal Cassady memorial  radio marathon

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