|The last time I visited Jack's grave, October 6, 2016|
Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac died this date in 1969. Were he still alive, he'd be 95 years old. As it was, he died at age 47, leaving us to wonder what he might have written in his 50s, 60s, etc.
As a tribute to our hero on this auspicious date, below are links to past memorial posts on The Daily Beat, dating back to 2008 (the year we started this blog).
10/20/10 (not his death date but I posted an RIP anyway)
10/21/12 (a particularly good one, if I do say so myself)
A good time to read "Gone In October" by his friend John Clellon Holmes. A beautiful account of Holmes' journey to Lowell with Ginsberg and Corso to attend Jack's wake and funeral.
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