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These beatnik businessmen were precursors to the libertarians who turned broadly toward the counterculture in the 1960s.
This month’s events in the city encompass everything from the Castro Street Fair to the week-long Litquake, a chance to indulge your inner beatnik.
On your right is the way out pad of the beatnik-hippie Grateful Dead.
On Nov. 17, 1959, an audacious saxophonist from Los Angeles named Ornette Coleman made his New York debut at the Five Spot, an East Village dive frequented by artists, beatniks and bohemians.
Andy Warhol, who first saw the group play at a beatnik club called Café Bizarre, on West Third Street, became their first manager, along with the filmmaker Paul Morrissey.
Golden State’s floor leader, Curry, exudes the vibes of a beatnik, not a brawler.
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