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"On the Road Again" is the title of four different songs. One was recorded back in 1928 by the Memphis Jug Band and re-recorded in the 1960s by The Grateful Dead; another by Bob Dylan recorded on his 1965 album, Bringing It All Back Home; another by Willie Nelson, and the fourth known song under the same name was a hit for the blues group Canned Heat. 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Jerry Garcia later in life The Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... Portrait photograph by Daniel Kramer Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and poet. ... 1999-The Bomb 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Bringing It All Back Home is a folk rock album by American musician Bob Dylan, released on March 22, 1965 (see 1965 in music). ... Willie Nelson Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American guitarist and country singer, originally from Abbott, Texas. ... For other uses, see blues (disambiguation) Blues is a vocal and instrumental music form often based on the twelve-bar chord progression. ... Canned Heat album cover Canned Heat is a blues-rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1965. ...


See also: "On the Road". On the Road is a novel by Jack Kerouac, published by Viking Press in 1957. ...


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On the Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2337 words)
This largely autobiographical work, written as a stream of consciousness and based on the spontaneous road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America, is often considered the defining work of the postwar jazz-, poetry-, and drug-affected Beat Generation.
Sal Paradise, the narrator of On the Road and the character identified as Kerouac's alter ego, is a literate keeper of American culture.
Sal’s aversion to commitment and duty ensure that he does not hold this job for long, and he is soon on the road again, where he meets one of his biggest temptations.
On The Road Again (8145 words)
I had been on the road for nearly two weeks prior to my arrival in the Yukon Territories, and at the tender age of 46 it was my first major overland motorcycle trip.
Go off the Alaska Highway and most roads are well-maintained gravel highways, and it was refreshing to cruise 60-80 mph on dirt or pavement without the pucker factor associated with riding single-purpose machines on the wrong surface.
This meant that I was on the road off and on from May to September, and it is not a travel method I recommend.
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