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Cronies, A Burlesque: Adventures with Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, the Merry Pranksters and the Grateful Dead

Cronies, A Burlesque: Adventures with Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, the Merry Pranksters and the Grateful Dead Ken Babbs 518 Pages ISBN: #978-0989446297 Tsunami Books 2022 Readers of Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1968) will no doubt recognize the name ‘Ken Babbs.’ Something of an operations guru to the main idea man of the Merry Pranksters, novelist and cultural icon Ken Kesey, Babbs was in the thick of things during, among other escapades, the Acid Tests in San Francisco and the now-mythic cross-country trip in the psychedelic-painted school bus (appropriately) dubbed ‘Further.’It’s one thing, however, to read observations from a distance, as in the aforementioned esteemed author’s book and quite another to hear first hand accounts… [ read more ]


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