Acclaimed Writer. He was the author who broke onto the literary scene with "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." In 1964 he rode cross-country in an old school bus named "Furthur" with his Merry Pranksters, an odyssey documented in Tom Wolfe's "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test." Kesey was given a memorial service in Eugene, Oregon, and then his body was taken (in a tie-dyed coffin) back to his family farm where it was buried alongside that of his son Jed, who died years ago in a bus accident.
Bio by: Ron Moody