Beat Rushmore – An ode to four of the icons, the most respected and revered major dudes from the inner circle of the Beat Generation: Gregory Corso, Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg.
Gregory Corso – born March 26, 1930, died January 17, 2001 at the age of 71. An American Poet, the youngest of the 4 Beat faces in the collage by Wavy Gravy titled Beat Rushmore.. Allen Ginsberg called him the poet's poet.
Neal Cassady -born February 8, 1926 , died February 4, 1968 at the age of 42. Was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic movement of the 1960s, perhaps best known for being characterized as Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. He was the driver for Prankster Ken Kesey's Further bus in 1964. He was a friend of the Grateful Dead and is immortalized in the song “The Other One”.
Jack Kerouac - March 12, 1922 , died October 21, 1969 at the age of 47 was an American author, poet and painter. Alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, he is considered a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac's best-known books are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, The Subterraneans, and Visions of Cody.
Allen Ginsberg - Irwin Allen Ginsberg born June 3, 1926, died April 5, 1997 at the age of 70. An American poet. Ginsberg is best known for the poem "Howl" (1956), celebrating his friends who were members of the Beat Generation and attacking what he saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States.