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"Further" / "Furthur", Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' famous bus

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Ken Kesey's and his band of Merry Pranksters famous "Further" bus


The bus called "further" held Ken Kesey and His Merry Band of Pranksters, inventors of the acid test. A young band called the Warlocks would supply the music.later they would be known as the Grateful Dead. Photo Via American Hippie Wanderlust

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Half a century later, Ken Kesey's psychedelic bus, with its quixotic name "Furthur," has been rescued from an Oregon swamp and is on its way to restoration, minus the LSD that fueled its passengers so long ago.

Ken Kesey, Further, and the Merry Prankster had such a simple idea, get a bus, paint it, and travel across the United States. Although, if you have read about the trip, it didn't seem like alot of fun at some times.  It was more of the idea of what they did that has inspired my writing, and shaped my view of impacting culture.

Ken Kesey, Further, and the Merry Prankster had such a simple idea, get a bus…

Merry Pranksters leaning up against Furthur on the cross-country (Rio Hondo to NYC) adventure. 1964.

An Interview with novelist Ken Babbs of Merry Pranksters: Answers from a Muse, about Further, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Vietnam & Acid Tests


My novel "Hippie Drum" is inspired by experiences like this. Hippie elegance in the Woodstock mud. (The legal drinking age in New York at the time, we should note, was Just if you were wondering.

Amsterdam anni 60 70 - Dam Squar ,il Magical Mystery Tour ed il Signor Mameli - years 60 70 hippies #further #psychedelic

In the mind-altering drugs like LSD helped fuel the counterculture. Today, psychedelics are turning on a new generation – of scientists.