JACK KEROUAC - FATHER OF THE BEAT GENERATION

March 12th. Today we celebrate the birthdate of author Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) considered to be Father of the Beat Generation.

Jack Kérouac by Tom Palumbo circa 1956

"Offer them what they secretly want and they of course immediately become panic-stricken." Jack Kerouac from Brainyquote.com

Watch rare footage of Kerouac reading from "On the Road Again," on the Steve Allen show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzCF6hgEfto

Photo of Kerouac by Tom Palumbo courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kerouac

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