Sunday, January 1, 2012


Jack Kerouac reads with Steve Allen on piano
November 1959

Goofing At The Table by Jack Kerouac on Grooveshark

At Steve Allen's expense he (Kerouac) traveled in luxury via passenger train from the East Coast and stayed in California for ten days. With Steve Allen accompanying him on the piano, Jack read a beautiful passage from Visions of Cody. Since the producers wanted him to read from On the Road, he taped the sheet from Cody into the back of the Road book, and no one ever knew the difference.

~ Bill Morgan from Beat Atlas (City Lights)

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