The Former Six Gallery, San Francisco

These photos show the former Six Gallery at 3119 Fillmore, San Francisco, which hosted the infamous reading of poems by Kenneth Rexroth, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Philip Lamantia and Allen Ginsberg, which lead to Lawrence Ferlinghetti offering Allen Ginsberg to publish his ‘Howl’, and the rest is history, as they say. Kerouac himself … Continue reading

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City Lights Bookstore

City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA Referred to (in Kerouac’s ‘Big Sur’) simply as ‘the bookstore’. As you can probably imagine I spent quite a few hours in there and had a happy time.

Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen – Poetry For The Beat Generation

Recorded sometime in 1958/’59, the album was originally released in 1959 and re-released on CD in 1999. The recordings came about when Kerouac was engaged at the Village Vanguard to read his poems and Steve Allen came to see him read one night. Allen was asked by G. Millstein, who wrote one of the first … Continue reading