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  The Beat Page - Neal Cassady
Neal Cassady, legendary folk hero in the Beat movement, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to a life of hardship, married three times, and was immortalized as Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's "On The Road".
Cassady reportedly appealed to Kerouac to teach him how to write fiction, but of all of the prominent Beats of the generation, he was the least prolific.
Cassady was found in a coma alongside a pair of deserted railroad tracks in Mexico in 1968, presumably after a night of partying with alcohol and drugs.
www.rooknet.com /beatpage/writers/cassady.html   (389 words)

 Neal Cassady - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neal Cassady (February 8, 1926 – February 4, 1968) was an icon of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic movement of the 1960s, perhaps best known as the inspiration for the character of Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's classic On the Road.
In 1946 Cassady met Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg at Columbia University in New York and quickly became friends with them and the circle of artists and writers there.
Cassady proved to be the catalyst for the Beat Movement, appearing as the hero Dean Moriarty and Cody Pomeray in many of Kerouac's novels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Neal_Cassady   (670 words)

 Neal Cassady Collection
Neal was six when his parents separated and Neal went to live with his father in the slums of Denver.
Cassady was deeply admired by Kesey's group of young acolytes, the Merry Pranksters, and he joined their group on many cross-country bus trips.
Cassady, Neal, Sr.--1.6 (from Cassady), 1.9 (2), 2.4
www.hrc.utexas.edu /research/fa/cassady.html   (1287 words)

 Neal Cassady
Although his name is unrecognizable to many, Neal Cassady is one of those rare individuals whose existence changed the culture of a nation.
It was his "continuous chain of undisciplined thought", as Cassady called it, expressed in his letters to Kerouac and Ginsberg that became the unselfconscious, raw style adopted by the Beats.
Cassady’s rip, rolling ride through life, following the beat of his own inner impulses (captured in literature in “On The Road”), inspired young people to set aside their inherited mental programming and set out on a path of exploration — first calling themselves the Beat generation, and later the Hippies.
www.rotten.com /library/bio/authors/beats/neal-cassady   (1981 words)

 Metroactive Features | Neal Cassady's House
Cassady recalled the spot just west of the front door where Kerouac used to sit in a chair and read his books, unless he was drinking port at the bar between the living room and the kitchen.
Neal Cassady built the house for $16,000 in 1954 after receiving a settlement from the Southern Pacific Railroad related to a train accident.
Cassady was a Southern Pacific brakeman until he won the $20,000 court settlement and lost his job.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/08.28.97/slices-9735.html   (612 words)

 Neal Cassady's Biography
Neal Cassady, one of the most famous personalities behind the Beat literary movement, never published a book during his lifetime.
Neal Cassady was born on February 8, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Cassady possessed a unique ability to charm (and swindle) strangers, although he never seemed to want to con anybody out of more than a ten-dollar bill or a good conversation.
www.angelfire.com /mo/abalot/nealcassady.html   (642 words)

 1996 Dharma Beat Player Plate-Neal Cassady   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Neal Cassady met Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg in December, 1946 while the latter two were attending Columbia University.
Cassady joined the group and became "Speed Limit" the never-braking driver of the cruise bus, Furthur, that transported the Pranksters in their wild and psychedelic romps.
Cassady's influence on the culture is significant considering very little of what he wrote has been published.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /ncassad6.html   (204 words)

 Neal Cassady and the Modern American Writer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ginsberg was introduced to Neal Cassady in 1946 in New York City and was instantly enamored.
Cassady seemed in tune with America, vibrating at the same frequency as the currents that would soon develop into a wave of yippies and hippies.
Neal Cassady died in 1968 while counting the railroad ties between two Mexican towns, it was a sign for America.
mathlab.mathlab.sunysb.edu /~ethanol/cassady.html   (600 words)

 Neal Cassady
Neal Cassady was born on Febuary 8th 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and died on Febuary 4th 1968 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico aged 42.
Cassady was the inspiration for the character 'Dean Moriarty' in Jack Kerouac's bestselling novel 'On the Road'.
Kerouac loved Cassady's rushed and uninhibited sytle of writing, and Cassady later asserted that writing should be read as "a continuous chain of undisciplined thought,".
www.tijean.freeserve.co.uk /cassady.htm   (497 words)

 Neal Cassady Rap
The Cassady virus was brought across the border on the bottom of the sneakers of a wetback.
Neal and Jack took her to Neal's house in Los Gatos and past Carolyn asleep and up the pull-down stairs to the attic, pushing the girl's ass to get her through the hole when Carolyn woke up.
Neal was a brakeman on the railroad for ten years, with an impeccable record, never missed a train, but when he went to prison, lost his job, his pension, his wife, his home.
www3.clearlight.com /~acsa/songfile/NEALCASS.HTM   (2887 words)

 American Legends Interviews.....   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Carolyn Robinson first met Neal Cassady in 1947 in Denver, Colorado, where she was getting her MA degree in Theater and Fine Arts at the University of Denver.
Neal was then a self-taught intellectual and already a legendary ladies man who had grown up in Denver flophouses and pool halls.
Neal and Carolyn had three children, but Carolyn finally divorced Neal shortly before his death; she had instituted the divorce "hoping to free him from family responsibilities." Carolyn realized her mistake when Neal died only five years later in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
www.americanlegends.com /Interviews/carolyn_cassidy.html   (1354 words)

 Larry Keenan - photos of Ken Kesey & Neal Cassady in Oakland, CA 1966
Cassady asked me, "What's the heat like around here, man?" Thinking he was talking about the weather, I said, "Pretty nice." He gave me the weirdest look, then I knew what he meant.
Neal Cassady, and an old girlfriend of his, Ann Murphy, were at CCAC to attend an underground lecture.
Neal Cassady is lighting Gypsy's cigarette from his, in this photograph.
www.emptymirrorbooks.com /keenan/b1966-3.html   (258 words)

 Neal Cassady - bio and links
Neal Cassady was raised by an alcoholic father in the skid row hotels of Denver's Larimer Street.
Ginsberg immediately fell in love with him, and Cassady, who had a hustler's instinct to be whatever the person he's with wants him to be, began a sexual relationship with Ginsberg, balancing it with the numerous heterosexual relationships he enjoyed more.
In the autumn and winter of 1995 I conducted an extensive e-mail interview with John Cassady, Neal's son.
www.beatmuseum.org /cassady/NealCassady.html   (873 words)

 Neal Cassady
Cassady had been dropping by Kesey's place fairly regularly.
The man and the reputation.We knew he helped found the Beat Movement, that he was best friends with poet Allen Ginsberg, that he was the real life prototype of Dean Moriarity, the fictional hero in Jack Kerouac's novel.
"Gentlemen," Cassady said, arriving at the bus with his gear, "the secret of the fuse is to think of the soul and not the ego.
www.intrepidtrips.com /pranksters/neal   (666 words)

In December of 1946, Neal Cassady arrives by bus in New York City with his teenage wife, LuAnne.
It is March of 1947, Neal is still married to LuAnne Henderson but begins an affair with Carolyn Cassady, who is doing graduate work at the University of Denver.
Cassady will also fall in love with the star-crossed Natalie Jackson who, while Neal is sleeping, will cut her throat and fall to her death late in 1955 in San Francisco.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /cassadn7.html   (670 words)

 LitKicks: Neal Cassady
Neal Cassady was born on February 8, 1926 and raised by an alcoholic father in the skid row hotels of Denver's Larimer Street.
A car thief with a unique ability to charm strangers,he spent time in reform schools and juvenile prisons and developed the suave instincts of a con artist, although he never seemed to want to con anybody out of more than a ten-dollar bill, a roll in the hay or a good conversation.
Cassady married several women and fathered many children (much of this activity is discussed in 'On The Road').
www.litkicks.com /People/NealCassady.html   (748 words)

"Neal," said the blonde, winsome beauty sitting in a house in Los Gatos, some 70 miles to the south, "well he turned to Edgar Cayce philosophy five years ago, and he was very intense about it.
He found one showing Neal Cassady embracing a girl with one hand and reaching beneath her dress with another.
She was living with Neal here in San Francisco and then she cut her wrists and then fell, or jumped, off the roof.
www.bigmagic.com /pages/blackj/column23.html   (3628 words)

 Amazon.ca: Neal Cassady Collected Letters, 1944-1967: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although there are a few literary gems within Cassady’s body of work, such as his free-flowing "Joan Anderson" letter, for the most part, his letters prove that his most enduring legacy is his tremendous influence on his Beat friends.
Neal Cassady--that happening, hard-living, hard-loving hero of the Beat culture is fully here--in his own words.
Cassady was part raw sexuality, part inspiration for Kerouac and Ginsberg, part arrogant con man, and part insecure, indecisive drifter.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0142002178   (416 words)

 Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for Neal Cassady   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Neal Cassady died in Mexico February 8, 1968.
Cassady said he would teach him to drive if Kerouac would teach him to write.
In 1948 Cassady married his second wife, Carolyn, who gave birth to three children: Jami, Joanne, and John Allen, who was named after Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.
obits.com /cassidyn.html   (323 words)

 Neal Cassady, books by and about Neal Cassady....Key-Z Productions!
Backed by Robin and the Hoods, Neal Cassady, the famous come-on artist, takes a verbal joyride through his life, his cars, his women, and the lessons he learns along the way--spontaneously.
Neal Cassady driving Further into NY on the NJ Turnpike June 25, 1964.
Cassady is at his best in this recording that starts out at about 100 miles from New York and ends up 50 miles closer.
www.key-z.com /CassadyBooks.htm   (358 words)

 Neal Cassady at the Blue Neon Alley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"Legends of Neal, Neal Cassady as an Urban Legend"
Neal Cassady - Biographie / Bibliographie / Un Extrait / Liens:
A transcription of the "Drive Alive" tape used as the soundtrack for the film Neal Cassady in the Backhouse.
www.neonalley.com /cassady.html   (296 words)

 Neal Cassady - Cassady, Kerouac, Kesey, and other stories
On this day in 1968 Neal Cassady died, at the age of forty-one.
Cassady was not only Jack Kerouac's wheelman on the cross-country trips that inspired On the Road but a direct influence on Kerouac's style.
His rambling, benzedrine-and-booze letters to Kerouac aimed for "a continuous chain of undisciplined thought," and invited his friend to "fall into a spontaneous groove" with him by mail.
www.todayinliterature.com /stories.asp?Event_Date=2/4/1968   (161 words)

 Neal Cassady   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The bus came by and I got on; that's when it all began.
There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to
Cassady spent hours doing intricate double and triple flips with his hammer in what I thought at the time was just dicking around;
www.intrepidtrips.com /pranksters/neal/neal2.html   (210 words)

 The Neal Cassady Experience
This wonderfuol novel was written by Neal Cassady's wife during the "On The Road" years.
If you are a fan of his letters and want more insight into the man and his thought process, you must go forth and find this book.
Neal was the main Character in "On The Road" and "Visions of Cody".
www.geocities.com /SoHo/Cafe/1010/books.html   (187 words)

 Lycos Search : Cassady,Neal
Neal Cassady was born on Febuary 8th 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and died on...
Neal Cassady's book 'The First Third' for only £13.29.
Neal at the Wheel: New Jersey Turnpike Part 1.
search.lycos.co.uk /cgi-bin/pursuit?query=Cassady,Neal&cat=loc&...   (219 words)

 Alibris: Neal Cassady
Beat icon Neal Cassady (the main character in "On the Road") tells his own story--the hustling, the homelessness, the traveling on the road.
The collected correspondence of Allen Ginsburg, poet laureate of the Beat movement, and his old colleague and crony Neal Cassady.
Spanning some twenty-five years from the 1940s to the late 1960s, the letters provide a portrait not only of the authors themselves but of the world around them and the changes which it underwent in that time.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Neal_Cassady   (210 words)

 beatland AUTHOR : Neal Cassady   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Neal Cassady is a Beat hero and occasional writer, personifica-
brief menage à trois involving the Cassadys and Kerouac.
Between 1958 and 1960 he spent time in San Quentin prison for illegal possession of two joints of marijuana.
www.spress.de /beatland/homes_of/the_beat/core/cassady/info.htm   (213 words)

 World of Quotes - Neal Cassady Quotes.
1 Quotes for 'Neal Cassady' in the Database.
Art is good when it springs from necessity.
All Quotes are provided for educational purposes only and contributed by users.
www.worldofquotes.com /author/Neal-Cassady/1   (60 words)

 Moviefone: Movie Celebrities - Neal Cassady: MAIN
The Beat Page is the best resource on the net for all things Beat.
Without Neal Cassady, the Beat Generation would never have happened.
Neal Cassady was born on February 8, 1926 and raised by an alcoholic father in the skid...
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 Books by/about Neal Cassady
With a revealing interview by Al Aronowitz added to this second edition, William Plummer's biography of this amazing figure remains one of the best portraits ever written about the man who lived what others could only write about.
This collection brings together more than two hundred letters to Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, and other Beat generation luminaries, as well as correspondence between Neal and his wife, Carolyn.
These amazing letters cover Cassady’s life between the ages of 18 and 41 and finish just months before his death in February 1968.
www.citylights.com /beat/CLnc.html   (221 words)

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