Kerouac was a proper beatnik , an existential alchemist of the highway who turned motel dirt into pay dirt by making something heroic-sounding out of his grubby little blunderings about Nowheresville, USA.
The beatnik artists from the Hill scene return.
He was a beatnik and hippie, and was once the manager for the rock group ‘Quicksilver Messenger Service.’
my beatnik costume of sandals and black sweater
As San Francisco turned psychedelic, he travelled to Haight-Ashbury with the intention of becoming not a hippy, but a be-bop-fuelled beatnik .
A child of the beatnik generation, Ruscha's artistic epiphany came appropriately, on that quintessential US icon Route 66, which, as the song has it, runs from Oklahoma City, his home town, all the way to his adopted Los Angeles.
Robin and Clive had been living a beatnik life in Edinburgh well before acid came along.
Even when describing his initiation as a bebop-loving 20-something into the beatnik scene, Pekar manages to make working in a New York East Village coffee shop in the late 1950s sound mundane.
her long black hair and comfortable clothes are the badge of the artist and beatnik
The original mods were more interested in watching French art movies than decking rockers, and they shared a sensibility, if not a dress sense, with the beatniks who hung around the same Soho coffee shops.