Friday Round-Up – 306

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 [Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) in 1957 – Photograph by Jerry Yulsman]

updated news of the fabled Kerouac-Cassady letter – see here

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Tomorrow, (Saturday March 11) – Jack Kerouac’s 95th Birthday Celebrations in Lowell, Mass,, kick off at 12 o’clock, (12 Noon) in the Pollard Library with a Pollard Library Tour, led by Bill Walsh, followed by “The Unknown Kerouac”, a presentation and discussion by Todd Tietchen and Jean Christophe Cloutier of the most recently published Kerouac volume. Then, in the evening, at Zorba’s Music Hall –  “Happy Birthday Jack!” -“A celebration of Kerouac’s Birthday with The Neverly Brothers (Dave … Read More

Carl Solomon and Jack Micheline

Carl Solomon and Jack Micheline this weekend on the Allen Ginsberg blog.   The occasion is the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at Naropa These two Beat luminaries were among many notable figures gathered in attendance. Their reading is available (with introduction by Al Aronowitz and supplementary introductions by Allen) –  here 

Al Aronowitz, pioneer of rock journalism

[Al Aronowitz (1928-2005]

Allen Ginsberg:  (approximately eighteen minutes in) – “We have the distinguished introducer, Al Aronowitz here, who introduced me to Bob Dylan and introduced Bob Dylan to The Beatles and also introduced The Beatles to grass (this is Al Aronowitz) – as well as introducing the American public … Read More