The muse (Neal Cassady) on the right with the mind expander (Timothy Leary) on the left.

The muse (Neal Cassady) on the right with the mind expander (Timothy Leary) on the left.

Neal Cassady & Jack Kerouac

On the Road at 50 - Jack Kerouac - Books

Neal Cassady & Jack Kerouac (photograph taken by Carolyn Cassady)

Neal Cassady & Jack Kerouac (photograph taken by Carolyn Cassady)

Neal Cassady driving The Merry Pranksters’ bus  I love Neal Cassady; he was so much bigger than life. I plan to name my daughter Cassady...assuming I ever have a daughter, lol.

Neal Cassady driving The Merry Pranksters’ bus I love Neal Cassady; he was so much bigger than life. I plan to name my daughter Cassady...assuming I ever have a daughter, lol.

1922: El 12 de marzo nace el escritor Jack Kerouac. Hoy se cumplen 92 años de su nacimiento.

1922: El 12 de marzo nace el escritor Jack Kerouac. Hoy se cumplen 92 años de su nacimiento.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, & Neil Cassady. City Lights Books, 1955.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, & Neil Cassady. City Lights Books, 1955.

Cassady lived briefly with The Grateful Dead and is immortalized in "The Other One" section of their song "That's It For The Other One" as the bus driver "Cowboy Neal." A second Grateful Dead song, "Cassidy," by John Perry Barlow, might seem to be a misspelling of Cassady's name; in fact, the song primarily celebrates the 1970 birth of baby girl Cassidy Law into the Grateful Dead family, though the lyrics also include references to Neal Cassady himself…

Cassady lived briefly with The Grateful Dead and is immortalized in "The Other One" section of their song "That's It For The Other One" as the bus driver "Cowboy Neal." A second Grateful Dead song, "Cassidy," by John Perry Barlow, might seem to be a misspelling of Cassady's name; in fact, the song primarily celebrates the 1970 birth of baby girl Cassidy Law into the Grateful Dead family, though the lyrics also include references to Neal Cassady himself…

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