Al Hinkle was born on this date -- April 9 -- in 1926. He was represented in Jack Kerouac's works as follows: Big Ed Dunkel in On The Road; Slim Buckle in Desolation Angels and Visions of Cody; Ed Buckle in Book of Dreams; and, Al Buckle in Lonesome Traveler.
Regular readers need no introduction to Hinkle. We remembered him on December 26 -- click HERE.
Happy Birthday in Beat heaven, Mr. Hinkle.