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Ken Babbs interview about Kesey, Cassady ect.

#118276 2 years, 9 months ago
This interview by Brian Robbins with Ken Babbs has been floating around on jambase for a week or two. Definitely worth the read for you historians out there.


snippet below:

BR: And we’ve talked about this before, but for those who might have missed it, can you address the “Further” vs. “Furthur” issue one more time?

KB: (laughs) Sure – the original bus was “Further.” That’s the name Roy Sebern painted on the sign on top in June of ‘64. Roy said it was a good luck name – one that would keep the bus going to its destination.

Later on, somebody repainted the sign and misspelled it as “Furthur” – that’s where that spelling came from. And now, to complicate things even more, you have the band named Furthur, as well. All because somebody made a spelling mistake. (laughs)

You know, one of the neat things about the bus is all the memories of the people who were on it – whether they were there or not. (laughter) Particularly on that trip we made cross-country to New York and back; near as I can tell, there were hundreds of thousands of people on that bus. (laughter)
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Re: Ken Babbs interview about Kesey, Cassady ect.

#118289 2 years, 9 months ago
Ken is a great guy. I had the pleasure of meeting both him and Kesey, back in 07, on the "GrandFurthur" tour,
when they took the new bus on a tour around the country. I got both of their autographs on my copy of "the
Electric Kool-aid Acid Tests". Now that original trip would have been one I would have loved to join them for.
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Re: Ken Babbs interview about Kesey, Cassady ect.

#118455 2 years, 9 months ago
That is so cool chester. I just stumbled across some youtube videos put up by "foolish prankster". He has plenty of interesting stuff. Some with ken babs. here's a little taste:

FFF! Family is Forever!!!

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May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
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