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THE MAGIC BUSINSIDE THE MAGIC BUS

THE MAGIC BUS
San Francisco 1997

Pictured here is Ken Kesey's second Magic Bus. It is on the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. I was hired by them to shoot the Kesey party at the Fillmore Auditorium. The first bus rotted away in field in Oregon. This 'new' bus is going to be inducted at the Hall of Fame in Ohio and the Fillmore is one of it's celebrated stops. The Hall of Fame supplied new tires to help make it a safe journey. Neal Cassady was one of the original drivers. His son, John, is a driver on this second bus.
COLORS

COLORS
San Francisco 1997

Ken Kesey talking to a Hell's Angel at the Fillmore for The Grandfurthur Tour party. He is celebrating the bringing of the Magic Bus back to Cleveland to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Kesey rode with the Angels for six months in the middle sixties.
HELMS & KESEY

HELMS & KESEY
San Francisco 1997

Ken Kesey and Chet Helms at the Fillmore for The Grandfurthur Tour party. Kesey is celebrating the bringing of the Magic Bus back to Cleveland to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Kesey was chanting "Shit floats, cream rises."
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