Charles George “Chocolate George” Hendricks

Charles George “Chocolate George” Hendricks

Santa Clara County, California, USA
Death 24 Aug 1967 (aged 34)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered over Twin Peaks
Memorial ID 68144964 · View Source
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"Chocolate George" Hendricks was a member of the San Francisco chapter of the Hell's Angels during the 1960s. He was the favorite Hell's Angel among the hippies in Haight-Ashbury, because he was funny, friendly and kind to those in the Haight. He earned his nickname, "Chocolate George", because he was always seen drinking chocolate milk.

On August 24, 1967, as the Summer of Love was winding down, Chocolate George was riding his motorcycle on Haight Street when as he was making a turn, his bike caught the bumper of the car in front of him, throwing him from his bike. He later died at the hospital. His death not only hit his biker brothers hard, but also the Haight-Ashbury community as a whole.

Five days later, over 200 Hell's Angels and other bikers led a funeral procession for Charles George Hendricks from the Haight - south through the streets of San Francisco - to Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma. The Angels then headed to Golden Gate Park where they were joined by 300 hippies from the Haight and held a party in honor of Chocolate George. The Grateful Dead - George's favorite band - and Big Brother & the Holding Company played at the Golden Gate Park party.

Asked why they were partying, 'Hairy Henry' Kot, Chocolate George's best friend said, "George loved be-ins and happenings, so we thought we'd have a happening just for him."

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles George “Chocolate George” Hendricks (17 Oct 1932–24 Aug 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 68144964, ; Maintained by C & N Rasmussen (contributor 46971876) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered over Twin Peaks.