Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Sunday, Dec. 5, 1965 - "The Last Gathering of the Beats."

Lost for nearly 40 years, photos of Bob Dylan meeting some of the S.F. Beat poets in the side street (now named "Jack Kerouac Alley") next to City Lights.

Pictured from left: Michael McClure, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Julius Orlovsky and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

"The whole picture idea must have been Ginsberg's," [Ferlinghetti] said. "I didn't hire those photographers or do anything to arrange it. But it's ludicrous to call it the 'Last Gathering.' For one, some notables were absent, like Gary Snyder. For two, we were all young and lively. There were lots of other gatherings afterward."

Full story and more photos here.


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